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Dyckia
Dyckia marnier-lapostollei

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)

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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.