This is one of the most well known hybrids from Bill Baker. A large growing plant with rosettes up to 18 inches across. The dark burgundy black leaves have snow white spines along their margins. The underside of the leaves are cover with a white scurf. The one has all the bells and whistles that make a impressive plant in ones collection.
Dyckia 'Arizona' x 'Brittle Star' f2
The latest grex from Jim Pearce. This Dyckia has bold, prominent teeth on dark coppery-brown foliage. A phenomenal group.
Dyckia 'Brittle Star' f2 x 'Arizona'
A choice cross by Jim Pearce features good qualities of both parents. These plants vary but are mainly fairly wide leaved, reddish brown to blackish with a dusting of silver trichomes. The marginal spines are large and bold and silvery-white.
This cross makes many offsets and form attractive mounds of plants.
Dyckia 'Candy Corn'
A first release hybrid! Dyckia fosteriana as the mother plant with an unknown pollen donor. This hybrid features brownish foliage covered in silver trichomes, with multi-colored orange and yellow flowers resembling that closely of candy corn.
Dyckia 'Infra Red' x '95'
This is one of Bill Baker’s crosses for which he was justifiably famous. A beautiful plant with bright silvery, fairly narrow leaves with large, pronounced marginal spines. A very leafy plant forming a full, thick rosette to about 18 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.
Dyckia 'Pink Tooth'
First release of this small-ish Dyckia. Grown in bright light, the leaves are a dark purple over green, covered in white scurf with large pink spines.
Dyckia 'Ruby Ryde' Red Form
An interesting cross of fosteriana x ‘Big Red’ by Ruby and Keith Ryde of Australia. A Dyckia that is on the small side, with thin, dark purple leaves bearing some silver scurffing and large, scalloped marginal spines. Mature at about 6 to 8 inches across.
Dyckia 'White Fang'
A cultivar of ('Arizona' f2 clone #5) by Michael Kiehl is a stunning beauty. Nearly black, triangular leaves in a 12 inch rosette with stark white, large, triangular spines on the margins.
Note that there are at least two other Dyckias with the name ‘White Fang’. The other look nothing like this one. None have been registered with the BSI as yet.
Dyckia cf. floribunda SEL94-0273
Dyckia cf. floribunda
Dyckia delicata (possible hybrid)
One of the most stunningly beautiful of Dyckias with narrow arching silver leaves and massive, soft, comb-like spines in a graceful rosette. Newly published in only 2002, it is a narrow endemic species known from only one site in the southernmost Brazilian state of Rio Grade do Sul where it is native to basaltic rock outcrops in isolated mountainous interior. Our clone came to us from Constantino Gastaldi in adjacent Santa Catarina state, from seed produced in his private collection. Because the seed are from cultivated plants, he admonishes us that it is altogether possible that they are not pure delicata. However, in our seedling crop, all plants are consistent and all “look like” what a Dyckia delicata should look like at this stage.
A species that has been in cultivation a long time and has been extensively used in hybridizing. Slender, burgundy foliage that keeps its color even when heavily fed. Offsets are procuced on stolons and it is a prolific pupper. Orange flowers on a 30 inch tall scape.
Dyckia species 'Agua Doce do Norte' E.S. Brazil
This is a species of Dyckia, not yet identified, from the vicinity of Agua Doce do Norte, Espiritu Santo, Brazil. A nice small grower with reddish-brown colored leaves with bronze colored scurf on the undersides. The leaves are curved and not heavily armed with spines. In our opinion it closely resembles Dyckia brachyphylla but it has not been checked out against that species as of yet.
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.
Dyckia species Segredo JN 2079
An as yet unidentified species of Dyckia from the area of Segregado in the state of Rio Grade do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil. A very robust species with broad, succulent leaves that taper to a point. The color is glabrous green and bear very large marginal spines. It reaches about 12 to 18 inches across in a full, almost spherical rosette. The plant comes from central Rio Grande do Sul, an area of hills and rock outcrops, ideal for Dyckias. It is a temperate region with sub-tropical summers and cool winters.