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Q.Do you need to cut the dead flower off of King Protea as the new one is growing beside it?

Zone auckland NZ | Anonymous added on April 9, 2020 | Answered

The dead flowers are still there but see new ones coming beside them; is it necessary to do this?

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Answered on April 11, 2020

Yes, cut the flowers off of King Protea including some of the stem, but avoiding the new flower buds. Do not prune stems that don't have flowers because they will be next year's blooms.


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