Pineapple Dyckia
Dyckia brevifolia 'Golden Glow'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dyckia (DY-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: brevifolia (brev-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Glow

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 11, 2006, chanin from Bangkok
Thailand wrote:

One of my most favorite Dyckia, but I just realized that to enhance its golden (or yellow or moon or sun !!!) glowing you should give the plant at least half a day sun.

Positive

On Apr 14, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very attractive pale-green to yellow-green leaved terrestrial bromeliad with sparse but sharp spines, thick, stiff leaves with bright white undersides. Leaves have pale bases that are yellowy relative to the rest of the leaf.