May 30, 2020

A wonderful Dyckia delicata hybrid, a young seedling

Curiosities on Dyckia behavior.... delicatas love steep terrain

In nature, delicatas are found in very very steep rocky terrain and always facing  The Equatorian Line, facing the Sun their master. They love their home and they are more than well adapted to it. 
Their crowns are big, flat, and VERTICAL. They are never found on flat plain terrain. They love 90°walls. This the reason when you keep it in a pot like a carrot it lays down flattening half oof the crown on the ground and getting a less pleasant look.
If you want a perfect delicata crown, give it a change of behaving as at home, keep it at 90°!!
Delicatas hate small little plastic pots. Their pots must be at least 50cm tall, this is half a meter high. Cut a piece of the border and keep the V-shaped bite directed to the Equatorian line. Plant your delicata close to the border and the V bite on the border. when the plant has laid down use a big heavy rock on top of the vase (do not cover it completely and to not put it on the border of the vase. This rock serves to several purposes as keeping humidity and avoid falls, accidental ones, or caused by wins, are some of them. The rock provides stability to your tall vase.

If you do not allow your delicatas to assume a 90° position you will never have a perfect giant big crown, an impressive one. If you plant it as carrot you will have a folded crown for the delicata planta will always try to get a vertical position. 
nature always has an explanation, a reason to be. Nothing is senseless or for nothing.
Observe, observe, and observe and you will find out those reasons.

Another observation is: the flower stalks emitting site is always the dorsal one, the one on top of the plant as you can see on he pictures above.


Again and once more it is worth to see the true one Dyckia hb Brittle Star

May 29, 2020

Dyckia delicata type form nd the rubra one

Observe the natural compulsive disposition of a delicata plant to assume a 90° position. the plenty as in nature.

May 28, 2020

Dyckia secundifolia, a species from Mato Grosso.

 Above, Dyckia secundifolia a species.

Below, Dyckia hebdingii presenting the secundifolia behavior, quite a rare condition.

Dyckia hebdingii var. secundifolia

Ok, there is a Dyckia species Dyckia secundifolia from Mato Grosso.
This native to the southernmost Brazilian state, Rio Grande  do Sul

Secundifolia is a plant behavior, a disposition to make the tip leaves to turn to one same point. This gives the rosette a weird strange looking and an exclusive one.
Dyckias can present some very odd behaviors as fan like and the secundifolia one.

Dyckia hb Mercury a wonderful American hybrid

 Dyckia hb Mercury is an elegant one.
Its leaves are straight and shining mercury. 
A living pin cushion...

Dyckia paraensis, the weirdest of all odd Dyckias

Words to describe it: 
Weird - odd - uncomparable - bizzare - beautiful - rare

Leaves are funneled all the time.
Three colored all the time.

These are all Dyckia hebdingii natural hybrids, including the red one

Dyckia encholirioides

Dyckia hb Brittle Star

Dyckia hb Picante and a blooming hormonal imbalance

Dyckia hb Picante is an old american hybrid

A cluster of flower stalks.
We know what it is but not what causes it.

A beautiful young xhantic Dyckia encholirioides

Dyckia dawsonii Bill Baker most probably a hybrid