Dec 17, 2014

Dyckia sp from São Marcos-RS

A poli or multi leaved species.
A giant living ball.

I have seeds. 

Dyckia potiorum, isn´t it pretty?

Hb Dyckia ibiramensis red

Just like a frozen explosion of red darts this living ball 
gets all eyes in a garden.

Hybrid Dyckia seedlings

I am fond of the beautiful and I love species specially when they are beautiful too.
Fantastic! Specially when the habitat is preserved.
Preserving on pots is not up to me, it is a Botanic Garden job and duty.
Here I search for the fantastic beautiful,
 no matter species or hybrid it must be dazzling beautiful.

Que sera, sera...whatever will be will be
but the future is really ours to see.
What will be
will be.

Dec 16, 2014

New and unnamed Dyckia species from Minas Gerais in Brazil

New and cute.
New and unusually looking.
New and small.
New and colorful.

A new breeze on the Dyckia shelves.....

Dec 15, 2014

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana X Dyckia Brittle Star

A pretty seedling that gets better every day but it was a drab looking green one not too long ago.

..and it has a lot to show ahead.

Dec 14, 2014

Dyckia Brittle Star, the real can have it!

Brittle Star  
(Bill Baker most sought after hybrid)

A dream plant.
It produces no sprout!
We must rely on head divisions to multiply it.
Its seeds germinate fantastically beautiful hybrids.

This plant already bloomed, see the flower stalk  leftovers  here above.

Dyckia reitzii rubra (Frontier)

Dec 13, 2014

Dyckia Brittle Star, Bill Baker´s masterpiece

Dyckia Brittle Star,
maybe the most famous, most desired, most sought after, most expensive and rare hybrid Dyckia.
It may not be the most beautiful but for sure one of those.
It is a sure thing to produce wonderful seedlings as self fertilized or no matter who can get in, the result is always dazzling beautiful.

It never produced sprouts and its seeds never reproduce its looks.
It is reproduced just by cutting off splitting heads.
this guarantees the purity and the value of this classic and stunning beautiful plant.

Here the newest Britle Star cut is un my hand and ready to travel far.

I luv it!
Here the one, the intrepid traveller.....

 The dark small points are the new roots.
The wound is anti-fungi cured.

Above the precious head is in my left hand
bellow the mother plant and its wound also antifungii treated.

Dyckia delicata, the oldest ones

Almost all Dyckia delicatas in the world came from these two plants here.
The rubra ones all came from the one here shown
These are what we can say mother plants.

Dec 12, 2014

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana Star of Brazil

Dyckia pectinata

Pectinata never sprouts laterally.
One must rely on spliting heats or seeds to reproduce them.

Dec 10, 2014

Dyckias...and I luv them white

 Dyckia nana
Small and white as it can be.

Different sizes and forms but the white is the very same.

A hybrid,
Dyckia brittle Star Xyckia goehringii

Dec 8, 2014

 Dyckia Brittle Star X Dyckia goehringii
Whiter than white.
Golden tipped spines.

Dyckia nana, cute is the word here.