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Manual for the cultivation of the main genus of the South African Proteas – Dr Juan Alberto Rodriguez-Pérez

This book, as the name suggests, is a manual for the cultivation of the main genus of the Southafrican proteas: Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Protea and Serruria.  It includes a valuable information for the commercial growers of these plants, and for those that use them in landscaping. After the definition of the concept of protea and a […]

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e-book on Especies Y Variedades De Proteas Sudafricanas – Dr Juan Alberto Rodriguez-Pérez

Available from Amazon, in Spanish South African proteas are bushes or small trees located mainly in the Cape (Republic of South Africa). They are cultivated for the production of cut flowers (inflorescences) and foliage, used mainly in flower arrangements (baskets, wreaths, etc) and bouquets. There are also some farms where they are grown to obtain […]

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e-book on Proteas Propagation – Dr Juan Alberto Rodriguez-Pérez

In this book the different methods used in the propagation of South African proteas are described: by seed, stem cuttings, budding, grafting and micropropagation. In seed propagation, detailed information on the types of seed, seed dormancy, seed disinfection, sowing time, sowing, fungicide treatment and transplanting is given. In stem cuttings propagation, the book treats of […]

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What cutflower is that? – Bettina Gollnow

‘What Cut Flower is That? The essential care and handling guide for cut flower professionals’ is the title of the newly launched guidebook for florists. It provides a comprehensive overview of the exciting and diverse range of floristry products available. Initiated by the Australian flower industry, the book ‘What Cut Flower is That?’ is written […]

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Proteas – The Birth of a Worldwide Industry – Maryke Middelman by Gerhard Malan

This well-researched and revealing guide to the commercialisation of proteas and greens from the Cape Floral Kingdom is a well-nigh exhaustive and fascinating reflection on the troubles involved in giving simultaneous multiple birth to turned, feet first, babies, in seed trading, gardening/landscaping, dry and fresh flower and foliage industries. With not only the babies, but […]

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