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Anyone on this forum growing Dyckia?

Posted by hotdiggetydam (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 22, 11 at 14:22

The spiney ones are addictive for sure.

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RE: Anyone on this forum growing Dyckia?


I've just got a few tiny seedlings from seed I was given last year. I don't have a clue what I'm doing, just feeling my way.


All the bes, Nev.

RE: Anyone on this forum growing Dyckia?

Hey Nev,
It looks like you are doing a good job with those babies. What kind of medium is that they are growing in?
The tray that is partially in the last photo looks like a variegated baby of something in that one.
Nice photos

RE: Anyone on this forum growing Dyckia?


Intiially the seed was sown on fine Coco Peat and the take-away containers sealed with a lid and placed on a mesh shelf in a well lit back porch.

The Maternity Ward north

When they were large enough the lid was removed and some drainage holes cut in the container with an angle grinder.

Holes are cut into the bottom

The containers were then placed on a 2" bed of damp Coco Peat in a polystyrene box which I believe helps maintain an even moisture for the containers.

Seedlings in the

When they were hardened off I planted them out in a mix of 50% fine Coco Peat and 50% small Perlite and returned them to the bed of Coco Peat in the poly styrene box again with all the other seedlings.


In the other tray that you comment on are Neo seedlings and occasionally I'll get a bit of variegation in a leaf or two but they don't very often amount to anything interesting and revert back to green as they mature.

So far so good.

All the best, Nev.

RE: Anyone on this forum growing Dyckia?

Your seedling system is impressive. Very efficient :)
I cant wait to see some of your mature babies in the future.

RE: Anyone on this forum growing Dyckia?

I also grow Dyckia's but not from seed. Have about 60 different sp. and hybs.I also have a blog see link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: succulent bromeliad

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