A Dyckia brevifolia in my collection

     Found in central South America and Brazil, Dyckia is a genus of about 120 bromeliads related to Pineapples. They form rosettes of stiff, fiercely spined succulent leaves that offset from the sides in time. Some varieties have interesting colors and patterns. Yellow or orange flowers are born from a stalk that arises from the side of the rosette.
     Dyckias despite their suculent nature like a lot of water in summer. Still they should be potted in fast draining soil. Dyckias can be propagated from seeds or the offsets that form, though it's almost neccessary to unpot the plant to get at them. As I only have the one species of Dyckia, this will be the only page I build till I acquire some more.

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