Mar 31, 2017

Dyckia Milky Way, one of the most spectacular hybrids.......

(Tarzan by Bill Baker X Reitzii type) and hebdingii were put together to produce this beauty .
In my opinion one of the most beautiful Dyckia hybrids.

There is an addendum to the February seed list

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Encholirium diamantinum , it does get big!

Encholiriuns are harder to cultivate than Dyckias.
They demand even more sun exposition and  higher temperatures during the day.
They love  mild temperatures when they go to bed.
When stressed this jewel gets pinkish colored.
In nature it survives on bare rock.

Dyckia sp from Alto Paraíso de Goiás. Isn´t it lovely?

Mar 30, 2017

Dyckia joanae-marcioi X Reitzii white, a wonderful match

A new one beauty ...

The flipped up edges of the leave point is a reitzii heritage.

Mar 21, 2017

Dyckia seed list.


Summertime, a time of plenty.
Seeds colected this Summer here.
Here you can find treasures and beauties never once offered.
Most of the crossed seed here, those resulted from artificial fertilization is never never once tryed  and are worth a try.
I also have special delicatas, hebdingiis and magnificas and Arco-íris and aurora seeds
Also you can find  all sorts and kinds of  Dyckia crown,
 shapes, colors and sizes.
Straight leaves, curved, bended , distic fan...
Thorns and spines of all models.
You will find some special for you.
Seeds are the best wrapping.
My wishes of a good happy time.

Aurora looking better and better everyday.....

Aurora is one of the most colorful  variegated Dyckias in the world.
Aurora is a Dyckia monticola.

Ok, not a Dyckia but it deserves it be shown....

This Begonia is out of any sense for it grows with Dyckia delicata on  Tomba Bodes slope. It takes full Sun and endures the same conditions Dykia delicata does. This is amazing for Begonias do like shadowed spots and lots of water. Also it is capable of surviving frosts.
Note how densely hair covered it is, even its super white flowers are furry.
All this make this beautiful begonia an odd weird one.

Bellow i show two fertilized feminine flowers.
Seeds are dust like. Notice the seed pods have wings.

Green Dyckia pottiorum is always a sight to behold

Here our first Autumn day was a rainy one.

Mar 16, 2017

A new star is born, truely?

Dyckia reitzii rubra var. nigra

Variegations do appear. One must  sow a lot of seeds and count green finger luck.
The more one sows the greater the luck....

Mar 12, 2017

Yes, Dyckia hebdingii!

This is a secundifolia habit and it is the very first found on a hebdingii.

See the aura of my Aurora....

Mar 10, 2017

Mar 9, 2017

I do love Auroras!

Aurora is an extreme  mountain dweller (monticola).
This is a true  alpine Dyckia!
It can take temperatures well bellow freezing but this marvel loves
hot ones. It does do well in temperatures well above 35°C!
it is a new found monticola variety and a sensation.

We are dealing with its first seeds and it does seem it passes it s charm and colors to its progeny.