To brighten winter spirits, your Dyckia pictures

ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)January 15, 2012

I personally don't see many Dyckia around, and I've only come across one Dyckia in person (which I snatched up), and I know there are some lovely ones out there among individuals here. And I would love to encourage more sharing of Dyckia pictures. I'm just infatuated with the purples and, more so, the silver hues... I can simply share my one green Dyckia brevifolia.


-- Colleen

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ChemGardner(10a SWFL)

Dyckia 'Cherry Coke'

I almost bought one just like it at a bromeliad show, but at $25, I passed. The next week I snatched this up for $10. It has two pups sprouting underneath.

Not the best shot, but it's the only one I have.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 6:17PM
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CorpsmanCooper(FL8b)

I've been curious about these plants. What are they? Are they a succulent?

~Erin~

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 6:30PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

Dyckia are in the Bromeliad family, but you'll see them pop up around here, here and there, usually to many compliments. :) Otherwise you can always search out the Bromeliad forum.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 7:29PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

ChemGardner, I adore that plant. I can only hope to run into a few $10 Dyckias in the spring.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 7:30PM
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paracelsus

I have several of these slow-growing compact silver-grey beauties. Most are potted alone, but one has been allowed to grow as a clump for about ten years now. From the central highlands of Brazil, they are among the few plants I allow inside for the winter. They are spectacular living sculpture:

Dyckia marnier-lapostollei

Brad

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 1:12AM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

Brad, those are spectacular. If I had my pick of any Dyckia, that'd probably be riiiiight up there on the list, if not the top dream pick.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 1:37AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Sweet plants. That first one doesn't even look like a brom. heh

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 1:26PM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

Not the best photos of some of these to do them justice, but anyway gives you an idea of some of the hardier ones that do well in landscapes here in the SF Bay Area, a zone 9b situation. The ones in these photos include Dyckia 'Cactus Ranch Red' from San Marcos Growers, D. 'Morris Hobbs' from Suncrest Nursery, D. platyphylla and a couple of others. D. platyphylla is probably the most cold tender, but the others would probably all work just fine in zone 8b settings.

Here is a link that might be useful: Set of Dyckia's in the garden

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 4:39PM
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flowerpottipper

Heres the one I've shown before..not much..

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 10:23PM
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chaparralgirl(Sonoran Desert (CA))

Paracelsus: Wow. Those Dyckia marnier-lapostollei are stunning! Another must-have going on my list - thank you so much for posting your photos!

*CG*

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 10:29PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

Beautiful, everyone. And FlowerPotTipper, I think yours definitely is more than not much. The color is lovely.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 10:52PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Paracelus, wow very nice I've never seen that one before it looks like it dwells in cold country.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 11:15PM
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