The Protea

The Protea is a member of one of the oldest families of flowers on earth. They date back 300 million years and, according to Greek legend, are named after the shape-shifting Proteus, son of Poseidon. Protea flowers symbolize transformation,diversity and courage.

Lilies

Asiatic hybrids are one of the easiest to grow and the earliest to flower. They have masses of open-faced, upward-facing blooms in vivid colours and make a stunning display. Because they are shorter than other hybrids with strong stems, they need no staking. They should be planted a little deeper than other lilies as they... Continue Reading →

Lily Greenhouse

We place our newly planted bulb punnets in our custom-built Greenhouse. Our houses have UV lights to give our Lilies optimal UV rays during their growing period. We let our lilies bask in 6-8 hours of UV light daily. In our scorching summers, some afternoon protection is necessary but if the plants receive too much... Continue Reading →

Interesting Lily Facts

Lilies are not poisonous to humans, they are actually widely used in traditional Asian medicine for the treatment of depression and certain types of toxicities; however¬†Lilies contain compounds that induce renal failure in cats and even ¬†the smallest amount of pollen can induce poisoning. Lilies can survive a couple of days in a home-environment if... Continue Reading →

Bulb Propagation – Lilies

Why Bulbs? Because bulbs can reproduce easily, they can create multiple shoots from a mother plant. A plant has one bulb which produces offsets at the edge of its basal plate. The parent bulb provides nourishment to the daughters as they grow. In time, the daughter bulbs will be healthy and large enough to start... Continue Reading →

Music

Dr. T. C. Singh also discovered that seeds that were exposed to music and later germinated produced plants that had more leaves, were of greater size, and had other improved characteristics.  

Germination Houses

We place our newly planted seed punnets in our custom built environment. Our houses have porous tables that lift the punnets from the ground to prevent contamination from mice and insects. We water our punnets with micro jets six times a day. We spray them all through the day to prevent the drying out of... Continue Reading →

Seeds

If you are looking for Leucospermum to grow in your garden or to grow on large scale, we have the perfect selection and here is how we get the seedling to grow into the plant you buy. When we plant We plant our seeds just before spring and autumn. This way the change in temperature... Continue Reading →

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