Symbolising transformation, diversity and courage, the Pink Protea is named after the Proteus, the son of Poseidon. This beautiful cup-shaped flower stands tall on a sturdy stem with oval leaves in contrasting green colours.
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Protea was named and classified in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist and father of modern taxonomy. He gave the proteaceae family its name after the Greek deity Proteus. A primordial god of the seas, Proteus personifies the elusive nature of the ever-changing nature of the sea. Linnaeus saw resonance between this mythical idea of a shape-shifting divinity and the enormous diversity of form within this plant family, which comprises over 1500 species.