March 12, 2013

Tillandsia 'Druid' cv. of ionantha

This is only one of the many cultivars of Tillandsia ionantha.

Develops a peach color rather than the red that other forms of Tillandsia ionantha.
In addition, the flowers are white instead of the blue/violet of the other forms.


March 10, 2013

Dyckia burle-marxii

Nice reddest (is what word?)  Dyckia with big spines. If you look a little closer you can see the tips of the spines show some white but not on the under side.

Dyckia burle-marxii

Dyckia burle-marxii
 I just removed 3 offsets from it mama.
One of the new offsets

Needs good sun to keep it red.

March 8, 2013

Sansevieria patens

Sansevieria patens

First time flowering for me.
Can get leaves 3 feet long, but this is a whole lot smaller and is in a 6 inch pot.


March 5, 2013

Dyckia fosteriana

This Dyckia needs to be protected from the rain to keep in good color.

How many forms of Dyckia fosteriana are their?

As far as I tell 5. Well maybe.

Dyckia fosteriana-fosteriana
Dyckia fosteriana nivosa
Dyckia fosteriana rubra var. marialava
Dyckia fosteriana var. robustior
Dyckia fosteriana cv fosteriana-fosteriana var. Nels Christianson

has the 5 listed plants with photo's on his blog.
Don't know if he is correct or not.

FCBS Bromeliad Species Online Database only has 2, they are:
Dyckia fosteriana
Dyckia fosteriana var. robustior

March 2, 2013

Dyckia Carlsbad

Dyckia Carlsbad is said to be a cv. of unknown fosteriana hybrid - Small compact rosette of leaves w/soft spines - 5 in. in diameter - semi-spherical in form w/smooth shiny leaves - Hummel said, "Compact plant w/red overcast in sun".