Nov 28, 2018

Dyckia sulcata and its most beautiful hybrid

Dyckia sulcata, a rare plant.

Dyckia sulcata X Dyckia reitzii white

Dyckia sulcata

.A super white Dyckia sulcata hybrid

Nov 24, 2018

Dyckia alba

Nov 21, 2018

Dyckia paraensis the Dyckia of extremes: the weirdiest, the most colofull and the rarest of all.

Dyckia neo-jonesiana three of its cute looks

Dyckia neo-jonesiana

Rio Grande do Sul

Yes, one very same species in three different looks!!!!
People outside Brazil can´t take this but here it is shown.
many many Dyckiaspecies present different looks., I visited many many Dyckia species places in wilderness and have myself found diferences amid: Dyckia delicata, Dyckia hebdingii, Dyckia brevifolia, Dyckia monticola, Dyckia reitzii, Dyckia encholirioides, Dyckia maritima, Dyckia fosteriana ...................... 

Nov 20, 2018

Dyckia pampeana first ever shown blooming plant

This is a dwarf tiny Southern species.
It was numerous but they were grazed by sheep almost to the last one.
some were found within, rot wood fence posts were lambs could not set their tongues in.
The plant is a recent description. It was described by a friend in South, the young brilliant botanist Dr. Henrique Mallmann. This species has several looks, yes several. Dyckias of a very same species presents different looking faces. This led to many mistakes and many scientists were convinced every new look was a different species. Dyckias are in a great deal of suffering and playing their last cards. Dyckia role in nature is to bring substrate to trees and form forests. once the forest is settled Dyckias extinguishes and while this does not happen Dyckias present new looks.

Dr. Henrique is a brilliant mind in Brazil, he was born amid Dyckias in Rio Grande do Sul.
He is working in two of our Southern major Universities, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

Flowers are just a very few per stalk and the slender stalk bends with the seed capsules weight.

Nov 18, 2018

Dyckia paraensis

These are sprouts I removed and replanted in the very same pot to avoid any more differences in cultivation

Above we see the sprouts. They are replicas of the mother plant.

Below, the sprouts are attached to their mother plan.

Here you have a size idea... Notice the scales near the trunk.

Nov 15, 2018

A most treasured visit

Dr. Jones Caldas and his spouse Silvia just arriving at my home.
He is one of the most prestigious Bromeliad man Brazil.
He has been to  almost every square meter in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina
and turned to be the most brilliant mind on Brazilian southern Dyckia species.
He is also a physician and a very good fellow and a dear friend of mine.

Dr. Jones always brings the rarest, beautiful novelties, sympathy, wisdom, friendness,
gentleness and feels my heart with joy and my brain with knowlegde. 

Nov 4, 2018

Instructions on how to order follow the seed list