Random Dyckia

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Random Dyckia

Post Number:#1  Postby Spination » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:52 pm

thought today was as good a day as any to update my photo files with new photos depicting growth progress, given many of my smaller Dyckia acquired in 2014 are starting to look very nice. I pretty much have limited my acquisitions after the first few to ones that really appeal to me. Here's a few showing how they look today.
2016 07 16 Dyckia Arizona X Brittle Star X Ruby Snow X Platyphylla crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Arizona X Brittle Star X Ruby Snow X Platyphylla crop X750.jpg (310.12 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia Arizona X Choristaminea X Brittle Star X Paylen crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Arizona X Choristaminea X Brittle Star X Paylen crop X750.jpg (293.49 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia Black Ice a crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Black Ice a crop X750.jpg (307.53 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia Misty Nite X Keswick crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Misty Nite X Keswick crop X750.jpg (318.06 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia Red Ripper crop x750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Red Ripper crop x750.jpg (314.29 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia Ruby Snow a crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Ruby Snow a crop X750.jpg (291.99 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia Snowball crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Snowball crop X750.jpg (304.94 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia Toothy crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Toothy crop X750.jpg (304.29 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia Track Marks crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia Track Marks crop X750.jpg (300.06 KiB) Viewed 233 times

2016 07 16 Dyckia White Fang crop X750.jpg
2016 07 16 Dyckia White Fang crop X750.jpg (298.55 KiB) Viewed 233 times
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Re: Random Dyckia

Post Number:#2  Postby RCS » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:09 am

Great pics, You've got some nice plants going there.
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Re: Random Dyckia

Post Number:#3  Postby Spination » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:39 am

Thanks, I appreciate that, especially considering your success growing and breeding them.
As an aside, this was the first year some of my older Dyckia bloomed concurrently, and a couple set seed. After the pods cracked open on their own, having monitored them carefully, I cut off the inflorescence(s) and shook out seeds into individual plastic containers. I just recently sowed some from 2, and got my very first ever Dyckia seedlings, from Brittle Star F2 (and either self-polinated or crossed with Keswick F2) seed pods.
Previous attempts from seeds purchased on Ebay all resulted in complete failure, and although I suspected I got bad seed, I erroneously concluded I just didn't have the knack for it. Additionally, I tried using tedious and apparently unnecessary methodology suggested by a successful Thailand grower posted online...soaking medium in fungicide...etc, etc, etc. This time around, I used the exact same and much more simple personal technique I use with Aloe, Gasteria, and Haworthia seedlings, and got my first Dyckia sprouts 2 days ago. Although I'm not terribly thrilled about the exact seeds I'm growing, I'm considering this just experience and trial runs for the future, when I'm hoping more interesting and maturing candidates flower that I can make crosses I'm much more interested in. It's just nice to know now that it's something I can actually and successfully accomplish. D))
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