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Dyckia marnier-lapostollei

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dyckia (DY-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: marnier-lapostollei (MAR-nee-air lah-pos-STOL-ee-eye) (Info)

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Orange

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Succulent
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Non-patented

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

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive StarGazey26 On Jul 27, 2005, StarGazey26 from (Zone 10a) wrote:

WoW, this plant was hard to find! I found a man in Oxnard, CA. that sells exotic plants, he only had two, in 6 inch containers! I saw them in the Sunset Magazine! They are awsome and i can also grow them inside! I am soo happy! No they cannot take frost, water whenever dry, but do not over water, feed with a high middle number fertalizer to encourage it to bloom! I am soo lucky i got two! Email me if you would like to contact the Exotic plant man if you'd like one, he is getting more soon!

Neutral TucsonJen On Feb 19, 2005, TucsonJen from Tucson, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

You know up above where it says "TucsonJen reported it growns in Tucson, AZ?" I need to add:

"TucsonJen reported that cottontails love to eat it in Tucson, AZ"

*sigh* I loved that plant.

Neutral Happenstance On Mar 12, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

This Dyckia was named for Julien Marnier-Lapostolle who discovered it in Brazil growing in crevices in rocky areas.

Glaucous leaf tips turn brown with too much sun, will NOT take any frost. Slow growing to mature 12" succulent rosette. Margin spines are very sharp.

The specimen above is 13" in diameter and has several offsets at the base.

Regional...

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

Grenoble,
Chandler, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Castro Valley, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Solvang, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Brooksville, Florida



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