This beautiful and wildly popular hybrid with deep chestnut brown to reddish leaves with bold white teeth is bound to have some fine looking children! Members of this grex show wide variation from Arizona's handsome lines to some radically different. We have remade this cross several times and the variations seem infinite and all are nice.
Shipped Partially Bare-root. First offering of this clone! Dark Chocolate foliage with white spines.
A select clone of (Toothy f2) by Bill Baker, a suspected Dyckia dawsonii hybrid. Very dark, narrow leaves with stunning, prominent white spines. A real beauty that forms clusters of plants making a large mount to over 24 inches across.
This clone comes out of the (Brittle Star F2 x estevesii) x estevesii grex, but looked quite a bit different. We thought it was a stray Orthyophytum at first. It has reddish brown foliage with hints of green, silver scurfing with large spines on recurving leaves.
A hybrid of unknown parentage. Possibly a Dyckia fosteriana hybrid. Green leaves that develop a burgundy veneer with some scurfing at maturity. The leaves are edged with red spines.This one is a small to medium size plant.
Dyckia 'Silver Back' f2
This hybrid with fosteriana is a silvery beauty with large marginal spines. An f2 cross assures a mix of genes and as such, no two plants are exactly the same. Most however have been large growing to over 12 inches at maturity. Several good, stable clones have been selected from this grex and named.
SHIPPED PARTIALLY BAREROOT
Dyckia beateae SEL97-0223
This is a rarity, new on the collector scene. We started out with just a single offset and it has taken us several years to propagate them to the only half-dozen or so that we have now. The plant forms a large rosette, to over 12in across, with recurving stiff bronzy leaves that have really giant spines. Very attractive!
SHIPPED PARTIALLY BARE-ROOT
Dyckia beateae x 'Brittle Star'
A real beauty with narrow leaves in a full rosette, silvery white with large marginal spines. The Dyckia beateae undoubtedly contributes to the large spines which give so much character to this beautiful plant.
SHIPPED PARTIALLY BARE-ROOT
Dyckia choristaminea hybrid
Yet unnamed, this Sharon Petersen hybrid ofDyckia choristamineaand an unreported otherDyckiaas pollen parent is a smaller grower. Compact rosettes of narrow, bronze/red leaves dusted with silvery white scurffing are about six inches across when mature. The leaves, though narrow, are wider than thechoristamineaparent, at about a quarter inch.
Dyckia dawsonii x choristaminea
A handsome hybrid with many narrow leaves bearing oversized but soft spines. Both parents have narrow leaves and the dawsonii parent has large spines. This hybrid shows characteristics of both. A pinkish-brown color with an overall wash of silver intensifies with strong light.
Dyckia rariflora Leme #1848
A species of southern Brazil to Argentina. Clustering rosettes of coppery-green to glaucous leaves. Foliage is fairly narrow, stiff, recurving with few and fairly small and benign spines. Tolerates cool temps well, to below freezing for short duration, even to the low 20s. The inflorescence is short with many orange flowers. A nice showy plant for the outdoor rock garden and small and tame enough for pot culture.
Dyckia species (DJC-RC Brazil '02)
Dyckia species (DJC/RC Brazil '02) - This is an attractive species of Dyckia that Ray Coleman and myself brought back from Brazil in 2002. Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, we lost the tag on the only plant and now do not recall its exact origins. Nonetheless it is a handsome plant that grows to about 12 inches across with narrow leaves of brownish red, dusted with silver, bearing large marginal spines.
Shipped partially bare-root
Dyckia species Brazil
Foliage is amber-colored with silver scurfing on thin pointed leaves.
Dyckia species Campo Allegre DJC2104
This is an enigmatic Dyckia from an isolated site near Campos Allegre in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. In this area the forest is mainly that of Araucaria angustifolia, a prehistoric-looking giant that is now quite endangered. A hill rises from a forest clearing, covered with knee-high grasses and at the top, mostly flat rock outcrops that continually seep water. The rocks are coated with mosses and this moist environment is the home of a very odd Dyckia.
There are no other Dyckias nearby, not for many miles, but yet this colony on this rocky outcrop are extremely variable, with many different sizes, leaf widths and colors. Some are narrow leaved and graceful while others are more robust.
The plants appear to be a hybrid colony, but with what? From where? We collected seeds from several plants and now have a crop of variable seedlings, some with first blooms.
FESTIVAL ONLINE THIS FRIDAY
Tropiflora's 20th Annual Spring Festival has postponed, so we will be hosting FESTIVAL ONLINE this FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD at 8AM EST! Don't miss it!