Oleanderleaf protea is endemic to South Africa. Protea neriifolia, a member of the Bearded Sugarbushes, is one of the easiest proteas to grow. The long, slender leaves look similar to the leaves of the oleander. Protea neriifolia has a wider tolerance than most other proteas and can be grown in a climate with wet winters and dry summers, as well as in a climate with dry cold winters and wet summers and can withstand light, but brief frosts. Living for 15 years or more, Protea neriifolia is an excellent plant for the garden, especially as it grows quite well in soil which is slightly alkaline.