December 9, 2010
November 5, 2010
This is the only Epiphytic cactus I have, most get way to large. Just love the pink tubular flowers, with bluish tips that barely open.
Scale and mealy also loves this plant. Scale, I think love it the most I have to always keep my eyes open to keep them off.
October 26, 2010
I should add I'm in the Northern Hemisphere. Some of the people who look at my blog are in the Southern Hemisphere, but it's October everywhere.
October 5, 2010
I was at Tropiflora's Fall Festival but I did not get this from Tropiflora but from some other vendor who never has dyckia's.
It has 2 flower stalks coming and the best part it was only $18. It was the only dyckia he had.
September 28, 2010
A little infor. about Orthophytum's
Orthophytum comprises 41 or 56 species (number depends on who you believe), An Alphabetical List of Bromeliad Binomials has only 41 and 7 varieties ) and seven varieties forming two easily distinguished
groups: one with a well-developed scape, informally called
the scapose inflorescence complex and
the other group referred to as the sessile inflorescence complex.
The latter is further subdivided into three subcomplexes:
Orthophytum supthutiiis now Lapa duarteana
Wish I could tell the difference between them or what they may look like. Which one's do I have in the photo's?
If anyone has photos showing the difference send them and I'll post it here.
Orthophytum supthutii is now Lapa duartei
Only 2 only 2 plant are in this new family they are:
|Lapa duartei |
|Orthophytum horridum |
|Orthophytum lucidum |
Nat DeLeon cross was named xOrthotanthus 'Blazing Bonsai'
Steve Hoppin I don't know if he named it when he did.
Sorry I don't have a photo of it when it was at it's best.
But it turns bright red with a lime green center. The flowers
are large and white petals. The base of the plant is surprisingly fat.
Tropiflora now had this plant for sale and they say it is a Hummel hybrid of unknown parentage.
Maybe I miss seeing some thing.
September 9, 2010
Well any way this one had flowered for me this summer not as well as other plants I've seen but it still flowered.
If you look close you can see it has seed pods. This is the first time I have seen seeds on this or any Neoregelia, Orthophytum or any bromeliad with the exceptions of Dyckia and Tillandsia's.
September 6, 2010
August 28, 2010
August 5, 2010
Dyckia Ruby Snow
|Dyckia Brittle Star|
|Dyckia Brittle Star|
|Dyckia Gray Ops|
I am trying to put together a list of all named hybrids by Bill Baker. Please help if you can.
This is what I have so far.
As of Feb. 5 2013
Just seen this on ebay and is said to be a Bill Baker hybrid or plants he had (?).
Tracking code 'CHH'
Dyckia 'Brittle Star' TC clone
Dyckia dawsonii 'Bill Baker's Clone
July 26, 2010
June 24, 2010
This beauty, still uncommon, forms a large rosette, to over 12" across, with recurving, stiff, bronzy leaves that have really giant yellowish spines. ↑
Dyckia goehringii F2 G ↑
Dyckia goehringii F2 B ↑