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Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

October 30, 2012
10:30 PM

Post #9320769

I guess bromeliads don't really qualify as succulents, but here are some pictures anyway. Anyone else with pictures to share?

The purple Dyckias are looking pretty good this time of year. First two shots show a purple plant growing in day-long sun. I've had it for two years. It came to me with one head, then last winter sprouted two more, and now the total is up to four. Meanwhile it has put out 6 offsets at waist level.

Third picture shows two recently repotted Dyckias growing in less sun. I really didn't plant the color combination, it just happened that way. Those were the only two pots of the right size in inventory. They will in theory both go properly purple once I get them out there and dial up the sun. Overhead views show the subtle differences between the two rosettes.

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Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

October 30, 2012
10:37 PM

Post #9320771

The plants in the round pots are offsets from the four-headed monster (color difference due to light exposure). The plant in the square pot is an offset from the one in the copper colored pot.

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podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 31, 2012
5:09 AM

Post #9320854

Never would have believed I'd say I love these plants. At least their thorny nature is not as aggressive as cacti. Nice aerial compositions. What are your cultivars?

Dyckia leptostachia

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 31, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9321079

At the rate yours are multiplying, Baja, you better buy a bunch more pots!
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2012
8:59 AM

Post #9321086

My dyckia has sprouted a tall spike about 2-3 feet now with little green plantlets (guessing) along the stem. The mom is silver grey and has given me babies too. Wish I had a pic right now.

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

October 31, 2012
10:13 PM

Post #9321652

I think you're about to see it flower. Orange-yellow? Watch for seeds afterwards.

Don't have proper names for my plants (except for the greenish one which may be "Grape Jelly"). Your Dyckia looks like it's a bit less toothy than mine (which demand real respect).

As long as I can keep a particular line going in the garden, I'm happy to pass along the extras. I use plastic pots up to about 6" for reasons of economics and space. Biggest Dyckia on the premises is about 12-14" and looks rather gnarly. Not all that attractive in its old age, though the flowers are nice.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2012
4:07 AM

Post #9321707

No... less toothy but I do like those that demand more respect. Just a narrow market for them here.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9321755

This is mine. Comments are welcome.

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podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9321785

Peg ~ is that one possibly an Orthophytum? It is similar.
turtlewalker342
Bradenton, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 1, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9321832

Yep that is a Orthophytum. Dyckia's don't flower that way.

Dyckia have flowers like this Dyckia goiana.

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turtlewalker342
Bradenton, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 1, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9321837

Some Orthophytum also flower like this Orthophytum hatschbachii.

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9322156

You are both right. It is a orthophytum and I always called it a dyckia. Orthophythuum is of the Bromeliad family. What about Dyckia?
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2012
5:01 PM

Post #9322257

Dyckia is a type of bromeliad also. I like the Orthophytums too and have one that is very similar to yours Peg, only mine hasn't bloomed yet. I almost posted mine for Dyckias at first.

Looking forward to Dyckia blooms after seeing the Turtlewalkers photo.

Baja_Costero ~ have your Dyckias bloomed yet?
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9322258

I have Orthophytums babies for trade. Just dmail me.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9322267

Thanks Peg ~ I've got quite a few Orthophytums and no more room in the greenhouse.
Will try to keep that in mind for springtime.

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

November 1, 2012
8:12 PM

Post #9322411

Podster, one of my plants has flowered twice, but that's it. It's looking surprisingly green at the moment.

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breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 2, 2012
1:13 AM

Post #9322505

heres my Dyckia Niederleini

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9322766

Nice posts. Bree I like the varigation. Baja, cobwebs??? Now that doesn't sound like you.

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

November 2, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9322807

Yeah, I noticed that. It hasn't rained properly since April. The plant will get scrubbed clean in a few weeks. I like to look at spiders as my friends in the garden.

Nice colors on the red-green Dyckia! How much light does that plant get?

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 3, 2012
12:48 AM

Post #9323341

Full sun for most of the day, except the late afternoon. Its sitting in a Bromeliad garden (there all in seperate pots).
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 25, 2013
11:17 PM

Post #9497472

I have a puya chilensis and a dyckia, both planted in the full sun garden. The Puya gets shaded a bit by other plants. The dyckia is right out in hot sun, planted last summer. Both are doing great and made it through winter no problem also. I need MORE! :)

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