"What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of heaven?"

- Clara Lucas Balfour

About Safari sunset Leucadendron

Lengths 40 to 80cmAvailability: All year round in various part of RomaniaThe availability of this plant is vast. It can be found in many countries, including Romania and this variety of flowers can be also found from the month of March to December. This is a single stemmed flower and it also has a long and sturdy stem. Its flowers, which are red are a cone shaped and they are surrounded by colorful bracts that are often mistaken for the flower itself. Safari sunset is well known for its spectacular leaves rather than its blooms. But people in Romania tend to plant them in their gardens, because they like how the flowers look. The leucadendron thrives in well-drained, sandy soils, where the plant is exposed to full sunlight. Make sure you test your soil pH because the Leucadendron loves acidic soil with a pH below 6. Make sure you give it space to provide air circulation. Be on the lookout so that the shrubs do not touch other plants. Because of the weather conditions in Romania, the Safari sunset must be watered deeply and constantly, especially during hot summer days. But as general rule, one watering/ week should be enough. Let the soil to dry between these watering and never water if the soil is wet from the former irrigation. After the first one to two years, the plants require water only during extended dry periods. The plant doesn't respond well to heavy fertilization, so be careful here! You should also prune leucadendron during and after flowering. This will help keep the shrubs looking vigorous. You must prune the branches above at least 4 leaves and never prune the leafless branches. Clip off the wilted flowers to keep the plant as tidy as you can and of course to allow other blooms to emerge.