Plantation-grown Proteaceae are an important component of Australia’s wildflowers and native plants
The nutrition of Australian and South African Proteaceae used in cut-flower production is generally
not scientifically based.
This report provides much needed information on the fertiliser requirements and tolerances of a range
of commercially important species. Symptoms of toxicity are identified and provided, together with
nutrient standards as a guide for growers.
The report also highlights the importance of correctly tailoring fertiliser programs on a species basis.
The project is part of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s wildlife and native
plants program which aims to boost the profitability, productivity and sustainability of the Australian