Santa Catarina, Brazil is gone forever in nature.
I was wrong, the color is true!!! It never fades.
There was just one plant in nature and I did my best to reintroduce it.
A company is building a huge campestre hotel right there.
A wide road was made and many protected by law Araucaria brasiliensis trees
were destroyed, put down. These Brazilian pine trees are illegal to be cut off no matter
they are but money has always done the unthinkable here.
The company got the license to kill what should be preserved.
I am so devastated I can not go there to take pictures to show you...
...simply my heart would not resist....
Dyckia monticola var. gloriosa only exists in my garden
and somewhere around the globe whose seed buyers got lucky to have it
for the plant does not breed true and hardly a seed will develop this looks.
Some will but just a mere minimal percentage of the seeds produced.
It is a variation and not a stable one.
Dyckias are so, they are playing there last cards in order to survive