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Dyckia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dyckia

 

Dyckia

Dyckias have stiff and thorny leaves and prefer rocky and/or sunny areas and have a natural tendency to clump leading to thick, large mats. Some varieties are terrestrial while others are found on rocks in their native habitat. They have remarkable drought tolerance for short periods of time and can even withstand a brief freeze. Thy can be grown outside in summer or year around in warmer regions. Unlike true succulents they cannot store their own water internally. They simply respond to periods of stress, such as dry weather conditions, by going dormant.

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plant Features
  • Dyckia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Dyckia likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Dyckia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Dyckia likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Dyckia

Latin name

Dyckia

type

Semi-succulent

family

Bromeliaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dyckia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Dyckia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Dyckia likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Dyckia likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dyckia is 1.00meters x 1.50meters 1.00 M 1.50 M

Dyckia

Dyckias have stiff and thorny leaves and prefer rocky and/or sunny areas and have a natural tendency to clump leading to thick, large mats. Some varieties are terrestrial while others are found on rocks in their native habitat. They have remarkable drought tolerance for short periods of time and can even withstand a brief freeze. Thy can be grown outside in summer or year around in warmer regions. Unlike true succulents they cannot store their own water internally. They simply respond to periods of stress, such as dry weather conditions, by going dormant.


Planting as a houseplant

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Dyckias have extensive root systems and require containers that are at least as large as the plant itself. Dyckias will usually grow into the size of the pot where it is planted. They should be planted in a good succulent mixture. need full sun and temperatures of up to 32 C. to thrive. Beware of exposing the plants to freezing temperatures for more than a brief time as they are not cold hardy.

 

Planting out

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant Dyckia plants outside in summer or year around in warmer regions. They are used to rather poor soil when they do grow in the ground and should be planted with a mix of good succulent mixture and provided with lots of water until well established.

 
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