Feb 28, 2017

The whitest Dyckia fosteriana Sengés form

Dyckia fosteriana Sengés has many many forms, this it he whitest I know.
The scale are so dense ans white the rain removes them and leave bald areas on the leaves.
This is a plant for the connoisseur.


Dyckia hebdingii

Impossible not to luv them....


One of the best looking Dyckias!

This is Dyckia hebdingii X Dyckia reitz
It shows a wonderful shape, nice spines.

Feb 27, 2017

Dyckia pottiorum a wonderful fan

Alpine Dyckia.

These sp Alpines (mountain dewllers) South Brazilian Dyckias live on top of a hight mountain.
They stand frosts and snow. They have small and flat crowns.
We known almost nothing of them up to now.
...but they are besutiful, indeed.


Feb 26, 2017

Dyckia hb Picante and its crested blooming stalk.

Dyckia monticola variegated Aurora. It does defies imagination

Aurora  is a feast for eyes.

This pot is a real throne for a beauty.
I like and I thing it also does ample roomy ones.
Enameled pot are very expensive here but this rarity deserves that.



Feb 22, 2017

Dyckia hebdingii


Dyckia hb Milk Way, today.

Help is always much needed....

Digging out weeds  demands tenacity and muscles and in the case of Dyckia 
braveness and courage.
Many times all these qualities are missing on my poor old body....

A super white FAN Dyckia sp, not yet named

This is a beauty no doubt.
Yes, fanned one and ye, a super white one!
This  plant was badly kept and shows many bald areas do to heavy rain exposition.
Its scales are so big and loose, rain and strong winds remove them easily.
This is a plant to be kept under cover.
it does resembles Dyckia pottiorum and Dyckia mirandiana but its flowers are quite different from both pottiorum and mirandiana.

 As one can see it is a rubra form one. 
Its basal sprouts  turn to fan shape as they grow.

Here above and bellow one can notice its rich scale dusting.
A friend of mine in Japan told it looks like  sugar dusting and in fact it does look.

Here the plant is repotted being transferred to a shallow dish like  pottery.

I tried to recreate the Central Brazil Cerrado landscape to please the plant and my eyes.

The researcher (Bahia State University) who gave it to me said it is found this way.
Here it is kept under  special care and observed closely.
Now I must provide a protection from the rain.
I do believe this is bond to be spectacular.

From up above we can see the sprouts begin to get fan shaped.

Feb 21, 2017

Dyckia hebdingii can be super white too.

They do no fail to catch my eyes....