A beautiful small-growing hybrid of (chloristaminea x marnier-lapostolle). The leaves are moderately stiff, silvery over reddish-purple with large, soft spines, recurving in smallish rosettes to barely 6 inches across. (The plants in the photos are full grown). A clustering plant that will form a nice specimen in a 4 or 5 inch pot in time.
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 'Cat Fight' f2
This is a selfing of David Bordeaux's hybrid Cat Fight. A selected clone that has wide silver green succulent leaves that are edged with widely spaced green gold spines. The rosettes grow to a average of 8 to 10 inches across.
Dyckia 'Cherry Coke'
This stunning large cross of Dyckia platyphylla x ‘Carlsbad‘ has many spiny arching leaves in a rosette to well over 18 inches. One of the most colorful of Dyckia hybrids, it has reddish/brown leaves in full sun or a deep burgundy color in lower light.
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.
Ship partially bare-rooted.
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 'Ruby Snow'
This was a marnier-lapostolle hybrid by Bill Baker with the pollen parent unknown or unreported. A medium grower with deep burgundy-red leaves, white below. The leaves bear fairly large spines and are rather think and triangular in shape.
Dyckia aff hebdingii
Hailing from Southern Brazil this clone of Dyckia hebdingii has dark green stiff foliage with small spur like spines. It's bloom consists of small yellow flowers typical to Dyckia's. Dennis obtained this clone from a personal friend and collector in Brazil many years ago.
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.
This is a fine species of Dyckia that has been much sought by collectors and of which there are several clones ‘in the trade’. We have one clone (not this one) that is supposed to be a descendent of the clonotype, and also several others of unknown provenance.
This particular clone is fairly typical; narrow leaves with prominent, hooked spines, bronzy green leaves with lighter spines (see photos). Rosettes up to 12 inches or more in diameter are produced, with many leaves. This is a very decorative species.
The clonotype material came from Goias, Brazil, but this one was sourced without data. Notably cold hardy in Central Florida and an easy species to cultivate.
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.
Dyckia fosteriana x platyphylla clone #2
This is a new and different clone. Purple-green foliage with gray-white spines and covered in light scurf.
Dyckia pseudococcinea SEL1993-0033
An interesting Brazilian species of grassland habitats. Our plant is a descendant of a collection made in Restinga do Marica, Rio de Janeiro by Luther, Benzing, Nahoum & Read in 1993. (Selby accession number: SEL1993-0033) A smallish species with narrow leaves but some clones differ. Our clone has quite narrow, mostly green leaves in tuft-like rosettes. A prolific pupper, it will form fairly dense clusters of plants.
This species is endemic to the region around Pulquina, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. This region is tropical dry forest with very low, seasonal rainfall. Unlike many other Dyckia species, D. pulquinensis lives in very dry habitat and has adapted to life with little available water. The leaves are fairly long and tapering with fairly large, widely spaces light colored spines. The leaf color is green tinting gun-metal gray with a reddish cast in full sun. A hardy species from the fringe regions of Dyckia's natural range.
Dyckia reitzii v. rubra (GH hybrid)
A green house hybrid, or in other words, a hybrid that occurred in cultivation, without knowledge of what the other parent was. Actually we thought we had produced a crop of straight reitzii, but by the time we got them into 4 inch pots, it was obvious that they were hybrids. Although Ray had hand pollinated the flowers each morning, it was soon obvious that some creature had beat us to them! The possibilities for a pollen parent are vast. The plants have since grown to show a wide variety of colors and characteristics from silver, red, green, scurffy, thick and thin and some have grown to fill 14 inch bulb pan pots. Eventually, some selections will be made and named.