A medium sized Dyckia to about eight to ten inches across, forming clusters. Narrowly tapering leaves bear prominent marginal spines spaced about a half inch apart. The color is green with a coppery tint, and the leaves have a light coating of adpressed silvery trichomes. The inflorescence is typical to Dyckias, orange flowers born on a panicle 18 to 24 inches tall.
Native to central and northern Argentina, it is a relatively cold hardy species able to endure conditions down to freezing for short duration with little negative effect. Our plant came to us originally from the collection of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens with their accession number of SEL 1994-0273, as Dyckia cf. floribunda.