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Meangreen94z

A few pictures of my Dyckia Dakota:

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I have a few other Dyckia. Feel free to post your Dyckia, Hechtia, etc.

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Meangreen94z

A couple of it flowering tonight. The photo is pink from my plant lightfile.php?id=68585

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Silas_Sancona

My spiny beasts..

Dyckia rariflora:
When first acquired, 5/2016 (pic #1 ) Now, ( pic #2 ) Flowers (Pic. #3.. Humming bird magnet. Has seeded each year i've had flowers )
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Silas_Sancona

Dyckia choristaminea.. Another super easy Dyckia sp. Flowers are extremely fragrant as well.. Almost time to step it into a larger, wider pot..
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Silas_Sancona

Dyckia.. No ID.
Had this one forever but is only starting to look 'real nice now.
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Deuterocohnia brevifolia colony i split up to produce more specimen plants. A little beat up from perhaps a little more sun than it wants, esp. during summer, even though it sits in the shade house, but filling out steadily.
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Silas_Sancona

A few Dyckia / impressive Hechtia glauca colony from Desert Botanical's collection:
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Garden's Bromelia pinguin specimen. Always burns during the summer. Another specimen, under canopy up in Glendale looks a lot better at the same time of year.
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 Possibly a Deuterocohnia species ..can't remember of the top of my head.
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Dyckia and Hechtia all do well locally but Deuterocohnia brevifolia rotted the time I tried them out, exposed to our heavy rains.

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Silas_Sancona

Rare find, especially in Florida.  Came across this one while on a last visit to Selby Botanical back in 2016 shortly before leaving the state.. A Puya sp. but can't remember which. On my  "to acquire " later list.    Really hope it has survived there in Florida since i last saw it.
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7 minutes ago, Meangreen94z said:

Dyckia and Hechtia all do well locally but Deuterocohnia brevifolia rotted the time I tried them out, exposed to our heavy rains.

How weird.. had a similar experience w/ a nice specimen i had in Florida, kept in indirect light most of the day..  Wonder if the heat + super high humidity there has something to do with your experience w/ it..

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Thank you for posting all those. Puya, atleast the specimen I tried, didn’t survive locally either. It’s sometimes a very expensive test on what does well here.
I’ve recently moved into trying various Australian  Cycas. I was told by a couple growers on the West Coast that they do terrible out there and they’ve basically abandoned them. One thought they would thrive in more of a true desert climate . I’ve found the opposite. They all have done well on the gulf coast so far, even during the wet winter. Looking at the native climate, a lot of them receive 40”+ of rain, mostly during their wet season. 

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8 hours ago, Meangreen94z said:

Thank you for posting all those. Puya, atleast the specimen I tried, didn’t survive locally either. It’s sometimes a very expensive test on what does well here.
I’ve recently moved into trying various Australian  Cycas. I was told by a couple growers on the West Coast that they do terrible out there and they’ve basically abandoned them. One thought they would thrive in more of a true desert climate . I’ve found the opposite. They all have done well on the gulf coast so far, even during the wet winter. Looking at the native climate, a lot of them receive 40”+ of rain, mostly during their wet season. 

Oh trust me, Puya.. of any kind.. were the last thing i'd have ever anticipated to see growing anywhere in Florida, especially in view of Coconuts and large Banyans. Had a couple when i'd first moved there.. were gone by the end of that first summer.. even with being kept sheltered in an enclosed patio room that only got sun early in the morning, and dry.

As far as the cost(s) of trialing stuff, where to start.. I guess you could say its like almost anything else.. sometimes a gamble pays off, other times.. you're left scratching your head, lol..  what really stinks is when the issue isn't cold hardiness or tolerance of drought / lots of moisture but simply not having what you need to protect things when you need it..

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:31 PM, Meangreen94z said:

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I have a few other Dyckia. Feel free to post your Dyckia, Hechtia, etc

Nice color contrast putting the white rock against this one.  I have several Dyckia's that I no longer remember which ones I have.  My biggest challenge with these is when I get weeds or grass growing with them, they are vicious to get the weeds out.  Hechtia glauca is probably the easiest of the group to weed around.  Photos in order:  Hechtia glauca, Dyckia hybrid 'Naked Lady', unknown Dyckia in a pot, and an unknown large species of Puya.  I'm still waiting for this Puya to flower to help with the identification.  No flowers on the Puya in 9 plus years now in the ground.  It started as one solitary rosette and just like none has flowered yet, none of the rosette's has died yet either.  I'm hoping it is as attractive when it flowers as my P alpestris was and that species only flowered once for me in well over a decade and multiple plantings.

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