A rare hybrid of Hechtia argentea x tillandsioides named after Dorothy Byer. It Is not clear if this is a natural hybrid or a manmade hybrid, but was named by Dorothy along with Dutch Vandervort.
Hechtia hybrids are very rarely made as it takes a male and female plant, blooming at the same time, not just two different plants. A large grower with very many narrow, tapering leaves in a full, leafy rosette. The leaves arch gracefully, somewhat recurving. The marginal spines are very reduced, but are sharp and the plant should be handled with caution as the leaf edges can cut your skin quite easily. Shipped bare root.
Hechtia guatemalensis Honduras
Hechtia guatemalensis Honduras Found from southern Mexico to Honduras. A species reaching 12 to 24 inches with green leaves bearing a light scurf and moderate spines in a full rosette. Like many terrestrials, this species will grow larger in a large pot or in the ground.
In full sun this species takes on a somewhat peach coloration. The inflorescence, typical of the genus, is a many branched spike with clusters of tiny white flowers. This clone comes from plants we collected in central Honduras.
SHIPPED PARTIALLY BARE-ROOT
Hechtia lanata x myriantha
Both parents of this Ray Lemieux cross of Hechtia lanata x myriantha have some interesting characteristics that should express themselves when the plants grow out. The seed parent, H. lanata, has broad, scurfy, twisting and curling leaves in habitat, which is a tropical desert environment on nutrient poor cliffs.
In cultivation, seedlings of this species tend to have straighter foliage, at least here in sea-level Florida. The pollen parent, H. myriantha, is a giant grower, perhaps the largest of all Hechtia species. Anecdotal stories report that this plant can reach the size of a VW Beetle! The intent of this cross was to produce a large growing hybrid with twisted foliage and silvery scurf. Only time will tell if that will happen.
Hechtia marnierlapostollei km 144 Oaxaca
Hechtia rosea x lanata
Hechtia rosea x marnierlapostollei
A Tropiflora hybrid with our best red rosea (formerly meziana). These are running the gamut from silver to red, some with scurfing, some without, all nice.