Fynbos Farm Poultry is located adjacent to Exotic African Flora, LLC, where we grow flowers and foliage native to South Africa. The plants we grow are part of the Cape Floral Kingdom known in South Africa as "Fynbos." Over 7,700 plant species are found in the Fynbos family.
Fynbos is an Afrikaans word meaning "fine bush" and consists mainly of members of the Protea and Erica families. The best known representative of the protea group is South Africa's national symbol, the King Protea. This large exotic flower is used in Fynbos Farm Poultry's logo.
Exotic African Flora, LLC, grows several varieties of protea flowers, such as King Proteas; leucadendron foliage, such as Safari Sunset; leucospermum flowers—"pincushions"—such as Vlam; South African heather, such as Hirtiflora; and various other Fynbos, such as Blushing Brides. Our flowers are sold as cut flowers to the flower industry. In addition to their beauty, these cut flowers are long lasting and make nice dried flowers.
Three of the partners of Exotic African Flora, LLC—Jan van Greunen, Wina Duminy, and Francois Duminy—came to the U.S. from South Africa. Our flowers and the chatter of the pearl guineas of Fynbos Farm Poultry help to keep them from being homesick for beautiful South Africa.