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PlantFiles: Dyckia
Dyckia 'Brittle Star'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dyckia (DY-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Brittle Star
Hybridized by Baker

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Kell On Aug 20, 2009, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ is from a cross made by Bill Baker, a well known dyckia hybridizer, between Dyckia dawsonii x D. (fosteriana x platyphylla). Some of the offosets from Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ are not true to the original plant.

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