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.
I have one dyckia. They must be slow growing. I have had it over a year and it seem to be slow growing. Do they take full sun or partial shade/sun?
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?
Your plant is another kind of bromeliad. It is an orthophytum, I have never grown one. Type bromeliad orthophytum in plant search. I think yours will come up. I do like the color.
Thanks for clarifying that. I grow lots of Neos and am just branching out to other broms.