DOS AND DON’TS OF GROWING FYNBOS
Do anchor members of the Protea family with stakes or rocks if the plant has a small root base; their roots must not be disturbed when planted out.
Do leave space between potentially large young plants for them to grow into. Do plant new fynbos every year or so, so you have plants of varying ages; some proteas have a shelf life of 5–10 years so it’s good to have some young ones to fill the gaps when the older generation dies.
Don’t dig over the earth around fynbos; they like to have a compact setting.