Mar 25, 2020

Dyckia brevifolia var subidensis xantic colorful seedlings


 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.


Dyckia falcata X Dyckia brevifolia. The result is breathtaking





A Dyckia monticola seedling that gets more and more colerful every passing day


This is a seedling and the variegation is full, total.


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Dyckia reitzii rubra X Dyckia brevifolia subidensis


Notice the intricate drawings on the leaves. Red spines and green marginated leaves.




Vriegated Dyckia monticola


A beauty your eyes won´t forget.
On the background, you can see a Dyckia hb Dakota.


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Xantic Dyckia gastaldiana is a golden fountain


Native to my hometown in Santa Catarina uphills it is used to frosts and a occasional snow.
It lives up on Tres Picos moutain.


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Dyckia sp from Chapada dos Veadeiros, up North in Goiás


Some individuals can be luxury colored


They come from the heart of Brazil up North in Goiás




In the background you see Dyckia gastaldiana


Mar 4, 2020

A fine Dycki reitzii rubra hybrid


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.


A young Dyckia monticola seedling, well variegated


All indicates this marvel will turn to be very colorful.
Variegated Dyckias are all guessing.
We all know too few about them.



Feb 13, 2020

Dycki fosteriana cv Star of Brazil



Bald areas due to heavy rains .




Feb 12, 2020

Delicata X pectinata and Pectinata x delicata




 Hybrids are those who do magic....
They are more beautiful, more adaptable to cultivation and they preserve the species where they belong to.



Dyckia sulcata type form.


Rare and beautiful



A few seeds are available under special requests.





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Dec 22, 2019


Oct 29, 2019

Encholirium seed pods, no flower is missed.




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.






Two different looking Encholirium sp Serra do Cabral


Similar but not equal.
Under cultivation here in Santa Catarina, they take too much rain and
 most of their scales are washed away


Oct 22, 2019