Jan 30, 2015

Dyckia delicata

Jan 27, 2015

Are there Dyckias There?

Sure, there are!
How to get there?
I need 40 years less than I am, a body as fit as a minotaur´s, a mind quite empty as snakes and scorpions and spider and all mosquitoes in the world are all there waiting for your  juicy legs and hands...
Are There Dyckias there? No no one!



Here on bright clear Summer day...understand Dyckias´role in nature....

I took this picture yesterday nearby.
As the temperature was close to boiling, I took it from inside the car.

See this mountain. It is s only one solid granitic rock.
The bare rock is revealed by the tempest which waters made the trees to fall down and bring all others in its way down the monolithic rock mountain.
Huge trees are there. How come?
Well `cause once and thousands and thousands years ago  there were likens and algae on the rocks...them the Dyckias came and them the grasses...the bushes, the trees.
Dyckias are colonizer plants and they are all under self extinction!!!
the trees make them die as they produce shadows and Dyckias won´t grow under shadows for they are Sun lovers.
This is in  Schröeder, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Jan 24, 2015

Dyckia goehringii white clone X Brittle Star

A Small promissing cute-cutie beauty

A seedling...nothing like a seedling..
It doesn´t matter speices or hybrid what really counts is beauty...

Jan 23, 2015

Dyckia encholirioides spinosissima

Dyckia encholirioides spinosissima

sinosissima shares the very same habitas as Dyckia encholirioides type form.
Spinosissima is a mid Summer bloomer while the type form blooms in early Spring.

Dyckia encholirioides type form

Dyckia encholirioides

Thisis a Spring bloomer and loves the salty breeze as it lives close by the ocean!
Many times the sea water spray covers them in nature.

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana X Dyckia Brittle Star


Jan 21, 2015

Jan 20, 2015

Dyckia pottiorum

Jan 18, 2015

Dyckia strheliana under the scorching Brazilian Summer sun

Dyckia strhelliana is a reophytic species found in nature  in the center of the Southernmost  Brazilian State, 
Rio Grande do Sul.
When it is kept under burning summer sun it gets very colorful.
We say Summer outfit or Summer looking.


Jan 17, 2015

You can make your own exclusive  Dyckia collection.

In a few days a new and the 2015 first Seed List will be available under request.

It will be close to  100 new options.

The world most  extensive Dyckia seed list.

New looks, new forms and hybrids, new found species...

Dyckia Brittle Star X Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana

Here the super white hooks are improving their size for the plant is still very young.
 I am admiring the super white underleaves

Unnamed Hybrid I made.
Brittle Star acts ads amagic wand here and brings to eyes the dawsonii looks.