Here is a dyckia fragrans that I have been growing as a potted single for a few years. It is 23 in. wide. This summer it has offset several robust pups. I prefer to remove the pups to prevent misshaping the mature specimen. We are having an extreme drought, so it has been watered regularly.
This plant has offset pups before, but none as fine as the ones this season.Here is one side of the trunk.
I removed the plant from the pot and set it on a wire ring tomato basket to reach the pups without getting jabbed or damaging the trunk. I even wore eye protection!
Peg, Only a little full sun, but bright shade is good. You should move yours around until you find the brightest spot that it will grow without burning or bleaching the leaves. And water it frequently. At this time of the year, yours should be growing well if it gets water.
I fertilized with bone meal, espoma organic general plant fertilizer, a little blood meal and ozmacote. This stuff will not burn a plant, even if you use a little too much.
The best color is achieved with sun--but watch it closely because the sun moves over the summer.
This young D. leptostachia put on lots of color and robust size last summer when we had plenty of rain. It got a little direct sun, but mostly bright shade.
Which dyckia do you have?