Sep 19, 2014

Dyckia ferruginea

Dyckia ferruginea

A wonderful  solid white  and well marked indidual.
Yes, wilderness collected.

Dyckia BS X Arizona

A white Dyckia reitzii

Dyckia reitzii white

Not long ago we just believed the green ones existed. when some barely rubra appeared we took time to believe too. Well, the truth is most biologists took (or any other who would serve to them) took just the most handy one, those on the side walk.. and talk about side, Dyckias were most of the time a side effect finding from cacti or orchid searchers.
Dyckias are now being taken a bit more seriousy and more have being seen.
This plant here was a seedling when I found it in Aparados da Serra right in between Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul Brazilian States.
Reitzii can be almost black, red wine, almost white, green, bronze, pinkish ....
and all found in wilderness!

Sep 18, 2014

Cleistocactus colademononis , monkey tail cactus

I like these cacti. They hang down from a basket in beautiful white fat monkey tails.
Its long spines won´t harm you while white. Once they get old and gold colored they hurt you seriously.
But nothing hurts more than seeing all your monkey tail broken on the ground.
Yes, disasters happens!
They are so brittle! they break in many pieces and parts....all capable of sprouting.

Dyckia reitzii rubra

Dyckia Brittle Star X Dyckia dawsonii all the way from Berlin

The Brandenburg Gate and its Golden Chariot wind blessed these seeds.
Seeds produced in Berlin. Their parents spent more than just Winter looking at the snow falling outside.
Berlin has deep cold winter. Just those who love the beauty can cultivate Dyckias there.
I am a better man for I have friends our eyes never met, our hands never shake.....

Dyckia octopus...just like a devilfish.

One more Bill Baker beauty

Long after his death Bill Baker continues to get our attention and admiration.
Here a side sprout from a new and extremely beautiful Dyckia dawsonii hybrid.
Bill used to sell trays with hybrid Dyckia seedlings still in early age, so we continue to find out new beauties.
He used dawsonii, fosteriana  and brevifolia extensively in his hybrids.
He we can spot a Dyckia Octopus, too and also a Bill creation.

Plants sent by my Howdy friend Frank from all the way deep inside Texas.
A friend I owe much and much more than I can handle.
His heart is much larger than Texas.
Thank you, Frank Hejtmaneck.

Sep 17, 2014

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana Star of Brazil

Dyckia fosteriana is amid the best looking Dyckias and 
some selected  clones are amazingly beautiful.

Sep 14, 2014

Dyckia potiorum white form

One of the rarest and most beautiful ones.

Sep 13, 2014

Dyckia reitzii rubra

Short and strong  flower stalks indicate the plant is a mountain dweller.
It must stand strong winds.

Sep 12, 2014

Dyckia reitzii rubra Fortaleza

No, no trick!
This is the color, the true one.... the Summer color  festive gown.

Sep 11, 2014

Dyckia hebdingii white

This hebdingii is for sure one of the most spectacular of the hebdingii group.
Small and very harmonious architecture.
Hebdingii is capable of standing some cool temperatures.

Sep 10, 2014

Dyckia Bleeding Heart


Dyckia Nasty, nasty and beautiful

Dyckia braunii

Always a fine figure.

Dyckia Nasty

Nasty and whitey this is an open mouth beauty.

Sep 9, 2014

Let us get ludic and creative. Clay!

Who told u I´m 60th?
I am six.

Clay made.

Dyckia Tante, D. lindelvaldea X D. pectinata hybrid

Dyckia Bleeding Heart

I made it using Dyckia gloriosa as mother.
Isn´t it beautiful?
The under leaf is white.