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Author Topic: Dyckias and cactus  (Read 273 times)
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« on: June 16, 2014, 16:44:20 »

Photos Dyckia sp and Arthrocereus sp
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 20:00:33 »

Ola! and Welcome Reginaldo.

Thanks for posting the photos. It looks hot out there!

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 22:41:17 »

Hi everyone

Reginaldo - Welcome to our friendly forum, I hope you have an enjoyable time discussing plants with other members and posting your pictures for us all to enjoy.

I'm not a Dyckia grower myself, but I still appreciate looking at them and especially photo's of any plants in habitat. It's really very interesting to see pictures of the the conditions they grow in and I think pic's tell us more than just the written word. What was it they once said, "a picture paints a thousand words".... a very true saying.

It does look a very dry and desolate area and it shows the amazing survival skills of these plants which seems to tie in with brom's in general as they are all great survivors and many can still grow under the most impossible conditions.

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us and please continue to post, perhaps you could add a short story of where the Dyckias were found and whether you were specifically looking for them or  just stumbled upon them; it's all interesting information which we all like to read about, especially the Dyckia growers among us.

Thanks again for sharing

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 00:26:36 »

Thanks Conrad and Nev.
These Dyckias occur on a mountain about 1200 m altitude, with a drier period of 4 months per year. During this period it rains 50 to 100 mm per month. Other plants have difficulty developing this site because the soil is rocky basically formed by quartzite.
Below another photo of the place.

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 02:31:38 »

Hi Reginaldo - Thanks for the extra info. I don't know if this is a place that's handy and you can visit easily, but if it is, a few more pic's when the Dyckias are in flower would be great if you can manage it.

All the best, Nev.
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