Yet more Dyckia in the ground...

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Yet more Dyckia in the ground...

Post Number:#1  Postby DesertDweller » Tue May 02, 2017 6:27 pm

Following up on my previous thread here, I added the potted newbie into the mix. Finally got some new shots of the group today:

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Hechtia tillandsioides, what a looker!
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This Deuterocohnia longipetala sure took on a reddish hue, but it continues to grow. Also grew two new branches to the flower stalk, which was unfortunately clipped by the nursery (see the top two photos)
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All told, they seem fairly happy underneath that palm tree, so I'll keep throwing them in the ground as I find more. They are quite easy to take care of and so far have had no problems with either heat or cold or excessive rain this past winter. I need more plants like this, that I can neglect without consequence when I am too busy pampering the agave and bamboo. :U
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Re: Yet more Dyckia in the ground...

Post Number:#2  Postby Azuleja » Tue May 02, 2017 6:59 pm

I love the variety you have there. They look like they've adjusted well and been growing.
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Re: Yet more Dyckia in the ground...

Post Number:#3  Postby Jkwinston » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:37 pm

Looking fabulous! I admire your courage placing them in the ground. I have a few, but they will have to remain in their pots for now. Jkw
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Re: Yet more Dyckia in the ground...

Post Number:#4  Postby Stan » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:32 pm

Looks great.
I can only speak for my own...but they are slow to fill in.
Whats the bottom one? That needs a little better highlighting to show it off. Maybe rocks or gravel. I like that one especially. I can see that in a pile of lava rock or granite boulders.
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