Jul 3, 2015

Dyckia seeds

A new seed list is now available under request
Ask for  July 2015 special Dyckia seedlist  by emailing:


Jul 2, 2015

Dyckia sp from Caparó Mountains East in Brazil

Caparaó is the highest mountain chain in Brazil Its highest pics are almost 3.000 meters high.
No other Dyckia lives in Brazil higher than this beauty here. 
It is a small plant and its growth is very very slow.
It is about blooming here.

Images of Caparó mountain chain in Brazil:


Dyckia hebdingii Arco-íris

All I do is dream of u......for nothing compares to this.


Jul 1, 2015

the unimaginable rare Dyckia reitzii white

Dyckia reitzii white was found by Walter Miguel Kranz, Clenilson Sousa and me two years ago.
This plant was found amid a group of Dyckia reitzii exactly on the border line between Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul the southernmost Brazilian states.

A rarity and a beauty.

Dyckia alba

Dyckia ferruginea, a blast of light in my garden

Dyckia ferruginea

Imitating the Sun....


New hibrid. I made it myself

It is very young but revealing, Nice colors still to be improved and a high quality shape.



Jun 30, 2015

The impressive an unusual details of a blooming Dyckia potiorum

Dyckia potiorum is an extremely unusual and impressively beautiful plant.
Besides being distic it is found in several colors and all the shades in between, green, silvers, reds, white....
Also Dyckia potiorum presents prostrated habits, its foliage are kept close to the ground, flat to it.
These characteristics makes Dyckia potiorum a most ornamental one.

this plant here shown presents many blooming shots
This is due to a hormonal imbalance.


Jun 29, 2015

Dyckia encholirioides var. glabra

Dyckia encholirioides glabra Wilson Müeller

this young and absolutely unexpected plant was found here, Santa Catarina Northeast, by my friend and intrepid botanist Wilson Müeller.
Dyckias have much to tell and show and we just found a tiny bit of them.
Most Dyckias are yet to be seen by the very first time!
This is a yellow is plant ans a marvel in all aspects and under any angle.
Dyckia encholirioides is supposed to present many, many thorns hence its scientific name Encholirioides (full of rage and resembling an Encholirium.)
It was found in a tiny sea island, one and a half nautical mile from the seashore amid a vigorous  normal looking Dyckia encholirioides.


Jun 28, 2015

Dyckia hebdingii in its best festive gown


Dyckia mauriziae, an extremely rare white distic Brazilian Dyckia.

Dyckia mauriziae

A fabulous White one. 
This plant here is  just getting acquainted to its new condition and has much to improve ahead.
It is so rare and hard to see even on pictures.

Notice the white scales here.

This mother plant already proudly shows four lateral sprouts.All distic.


Dyckia encholirioides spinosissima

The real trunk is covered by the leftovers  from the leaves,
 in fact just the axils stay covering the real trunk.
This enables the plant to survive fires.
Dyckias have much to tell us.

Jun 27, 2015

Red Dyckia potiorum a runaway from the old obvious looks

When the best is better than all the rest.

Those who dare to have the beautiful and rare.
Potiorum is  a run away from the obvious old looks.

A friend and me in Dyckia brevifolia habitat, 2014.

Dyckia brevifolia can stay submersed for days during  the Itajaí-açu river floods.

Dennisfrom Tropiflora and me.

Living is worthwhile when we have dreams...