Feb 26, 2017

Dyckia hb Picante and its crested blooming stalk.





Dyckia monticola variegated Aurora. It does defies imagination


Aurora  is a feast for eyes.
 


This pot is a real throne for a beauty.
I like and I thing it also does ample roomy ones.
Enameled pot are very expensive here but this rarity deserves that.


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Feb 22, 2017

Dyckia hebdingii





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Dyckia hb Milk Way, today.



Help is always much needed....


Digging out weeds  demands tenacity and muscles and in the case of Dyckia 
braveness and courage.
Many times all these qualities are missing on my poor old body....



A super white FAN Dyckia sp, not yet named


This is a beauty no doubt.
Yes, fanned one and ye, a super white one!
This  plant was badly kept and shows many bald areas do to heavy rain exposition.
Its scales are so big and loose, rain and strong winds remove them easily.
This is a plant to be kept under cover.
it does resembles Dyckia pottiorum and Dyckia mirandiana but its flowers are quite different from both pottiorum and mirandiana.


 As one can see it is a rubra form one. 
Its basal sprouts  turn to fan shape as they grow.



Here above and bellow one can notice its rich scale dusting.
A friend of mine in Japan told it looks like  sugar dusting and in fact it does look.



Here the plant is repotted being transferred to a shallow dish like  pottery.


I tried to recreate the Central Brazil Cerrado landscape to please the plant and my eyes.


The researcher (Bahia State University) who gave it to me said it is found this way.
Here it is kept under  special care and observed closely.
Now I must provide a protection from the rain.
I do believe this is bond to be spectacular.


From up above we can see the sprouts begin to get fan shaped.
 

Feb 21, 2017

Feb 20, 2017

This is what Dyckias are for.....to brighten up my eyes! CELEBRATING HALF A MILLION VISITS

  



CELEBRATING HALF A MILLION VISITS TO THIS BLOG


I wish I have helped and turned Dyckias prettier, clearer and more available,  accessible.
Dyckias are first of all and above all creatures of the light and LIGHT is what I try to be here.
THANK YOU!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT AND THANK YOU IN ALL LANGUAGES  FOR THE FRIENDS I´VE MADE.
MUITO OBRIGADO!
 (Portuguese, my first language, the one which makes me dream easier and makes me cry faster)  Thank you very much and no matter whom you bow to.
I bow myself to you.
 Be always blessed and illuminated.
May piece pave your track and be always with you.











Dyckia hb strehloa, a natural hybrid


Dyckia strehliana and Dyckia selloa = Dyckia strehloa






Dyckia hb Branca de Neve (Snow White)

Branca de Neve presents its wonderful adult giant hooks...a true sight to behold.


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