Mar 25, 2020
These seem to be super colorful; They are not the famous and beautiful Golden Glow. These descents from Dyckia brevifolia var subidensis collected by me in nature. Xanthic individuals are more commonplace amid this variety and as Golden Glow, the color is not fixed year round. They get solely green during our winter months in Santa Catarina - Brazil when the days are much shorter nd the light is pale. All in all these re marvelous small plants.
Notice how colorful they get.
Bellow, you see an old clump of Dyckia brevifolia var. subdensis.
They are smaller than the brevifolia type.
They are falling from their pot, spilled they hang down their pot.
the type form was collected close to where this exists in nature.
The xanthic comes from these plants.
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I like hybrids as they tell more than one can hear.
The mother plant here was a Dyckia reitzii rubra and the father plant was a fosteriana.
Both southern native plants here in Brazil and both are multi leaved plants.
See two distinct marks, the white underleaves, and the leaf tips.
The leaf tips denote this is a Dyckia reitzii descent. Margins are kind of lifted upwards near the point of the leaves.
This hybrid can stand mild frosts and as both parents, it is multiplied by head divisions only.
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All indicates this marvel will turn to be very colorful.
Variegated Dyckias are all guessing.
We all know too few about them.
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Above, this plant produced longer flower peduncles, the flower stalk is green colored.
Leaves bear more and bigger spines
In nature, these flowers are pollinated mainly by bats, here "batman"
did the work sucessfully and no flower is missed.
Bellow, shorter peduncles, darker Flower stalk.
Leaves bear fewer spines.
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Similar but not equal.
Under cultivation here in Santa Catarina, they take too much rain and
most of their scales are washed away
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