Plant Care Protea Cynaroides

Protea Cynaroides

Also known as

King Protea, King Protea, Giant protea, Honeypot and King sugar bush


Protea cynaroides

How to care for Protea Cynaroides


How often to water your Protea Cynaroides

Water needs for Protea Cynaroides
0.5 cups
every 9

Protea Cynaroides needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Protea Cynaroides

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for King Protea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Protea Cynaroides: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Protea Cynaroides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Protea Cynaroides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Protea Cynaroides

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Protea Cynaroides: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Protea Cynaroides after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Protea Cynaroides is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Protea Cynaroides

Protea Cynaroides

Protea Cynaroides

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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