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Dyckia fosteriana
Scientific Name: Dyckia fosteriana L.B. Sm.
Family: Bromeliaceae
Dyckia  fosteriana Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-7C)

Heat Tolerance: Protect from afternoon sun

Sun Exposure: Foliage is better looking in full sun, tolerates light shade

Origin: Brazil

Growth Habits: Clumping rosettes

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water

Propagation: Seeds germinate in 3 weeks

The Dyckia fosteriana is a terrestrial bromeliad (growing in the ground, instead of in trees). The genus name 'Dyckia' named in honor of the botanist Joseph Prince and Earl of Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck in Germany.

Dyckia_fosteriana at the HBG in May (HBG 14751)

Dyckia  fosteriana

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Long lasting orange flowers on unbranched spikes bloom from spring to summer

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