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Dyckia Brittle Star

Dyckia Brittle Star


20cm Height / 15cm Terracota Pot


SKU: dyc001
    • The Dyckia Brittle Star features rosettes of slender, spiky leaves that resemble the arms of a starfish, hence its fitting name. These leaves boast a mesmerizing blend of colors, ranging from deep green to burgundy, with hints of silver or bronze accents, creating a visually dynamic display.
    • 20cm Height. 
    • 15cm Terracota pot.
    • Dyckia brittle star, a type of bromeliad, is an attractive and relatively easy-to-care-for plant. Here are some care instructions:

    • Light: Dyckia brittle stars prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it can scorch the leaves.

    • Watering: Water your Dyckia regularly during the growing season (spring and summer) Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings. During the dormant season (fall and winter), reduce watering, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings to prevent root rot.

    • Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix for your Dyckia. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand or orchid bark works well. Good drainage is essential to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

    • Temperature and Humidity: Dyckia brittle stars prefer temperatures between 15°C to 27°C. They can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures during the winter months but should be protected from frost. They also prefer moderate to high humidity levels, so consider misting the leaves occasionally, especially in dry indoor environments.

    • Fertilization: Feed your Dyckia with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer) about once a month. Avoid fertilizing during the dormant season.

    • Potting: Repot your Dyckia brittle star only when necessary, typically every two to three years or when it has outgrown its current container. Use a slightly larger pot with good drainage holes and fresh, well-draining soil.

    • Propagation: Dyckia brittle stars can be propagated by division. Carefully separate offsets (pups) from the mother plant using a sharp, sterile knife and plant them in their own pots with well-draining soil.

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