May 3, 2016

Dyckia fosteria found in wilderness, pictures by Clenilson Souza

Just to  underline what I´ve said here. No one has the any idea of what a Dyckia species might look just by the one holy dried plant. Here I show some pictures of some plants Clenilson Souza a young Brazilian farmer  found in nature in North middle east Paraná here south in Brazil.
All this plants are adult ones!
All Dyckia fosteriana. all plants from a very small spot on a mountain slope but there are many many many others presenting many many many other looks.
We are planning a field visit with botanics. this seems to me the most beautiful Dyckia field on Earth.
Plantas are really dwarf and may be almost black or red or super white.
These plants are under cultivation for 6 months.
I barely can wait to make  hundred of field pictures.



Adult plants!!!



All, each and every one : Dyckia fosteriana!









May 2, 2016

Dyckia hb Maria Fogosa


Maria fogosa is a hybrid I made. 
Its white and big spines are getting bigger and bigger every new leaf appears.
This is a young plant andf its thorns tend to get even bigger and stronger.




Star of Brazil, my beautiful Dyckia fosteriana




Dyckia fosterina cvr Star of Brazil one of the best looking Dyckias



Let us bath our eyes with this Brazilian sheer beauty. 


Seeds are available under request.


I crossed this and dawsonii and soon the results will be seen here.


May 1, 2016

News!!!! Science is getting to the conclusion thisis a brand new Dyckia species and not Dyckia excelsa



So according to the new news this is:
Dyckia sp excelsa affinis.
So this is a provisory name and it says it is a new and related to excelsa species.


Dyckia reitzii var. Fronteira and Dyckia hb Brittle Star, travelling companions.


Getting dried by  their last Brazilian Sunbathing.....


Dyckia hb Brittle Star, bound far East......






Dyckia hb Brittle Star, dethroned and bound to far, far, Far East.....


Breathtaking beautiful in its ample shared throne.
Here it listened to the  blue fruit eater bird song, the hubbub noisy parrots flying high above.
Ohhh... I shall miss her!




Here the  graceless empty throne.
Dyckia hb Constantino still showing  sadness but soon that sedum will color up the empty space.
Soon Her Majesty will listen to other song birds and for sure will be as much loved and cared.


Dyckia fosteriana var. Podrella, my sweety and funny valentine...


Podrella is a small fosteriana form. 
It presents some weird  hints as lack of  some spines but under an overall look
it is a cute and funny thing....





Apr 29, 2016

Dyckia hb Brittle Star the sublime beauty of the classic Dyckia hybrids is packing, bound to live far away from me.......


 Dyckia hb Brittle Star
One of the most spectacular hybrid Dyckia. 


One of the most spectacular hybrid Dyckias and also one of the most saught after for it never sprouts.
In order to multiply it one must rely on  crown divisions.
This magnificent beauty was divided, separated from its clump a bit more than a year ago.
Today it will pack and leave my garden.
It will live far far away from me, so far away just the Moon is farer. 
This makes me happy, I only wished to be the eyes of the unpacking guy the moment this  explendor of the explendor arrives.......thank to Bill Baker and  Steve Ball.
The plant belonged to:
1-Bill Baker, his creator in Encino, California
2- Steve Ball in Encino, California
3- Constantino Gastaldi - Joinville, Brazil
4-  ..........................................( to be completed soon.)



Apr 27, 2016

Dyckia goehringii


Specially for those who love the white and the big thorns.