INTRODUCTION OF PROTEAS FOR CUT FLOWER AND FOLIAGE IN TENERIFE
During the last six years, most of the Australian and South African proteas species cultivated for cut flower and foliage, have been planted in several experimental plots located in the north side of Tenerife, between 100 and 750 m above sea level. The best results have been obtained at heights of 500–750 m a.s.l., where environmental conditions seem to be optimum for protea cultivation. Among the species which are being cultivated successfully are: Banksia ashbyi, B. prionotes, B. speciosa, Leucadendron coniferum, L. laureolum, L. meridianum, Leucospermum cordifolium, Protea cynaroides, P. eximia, P. grandiceps, P. longifolia, P. neriifolia and P. obtusifolia.
Rodríguez Pérez, J.A. (1989). INTRODUCTION OF PROTEAS FOR CUT FLOWER AND FOLIAGE IN TENERIFE. Acta Hortic. 246, 265-268