Dyckias are an entire genus of Bromeliads that mainly come from fairly dry areas of South America. Many grow on rocks. For this reason, Dyckias are being used more and more for anyone who wants a colorful plant that doesn't use a lot of water. Dyckias will also thrive with regular care. In other plant groups, plants that we know are xeric in nature have problems with rot when grown in the garden, but Dyckias are versatile enough to grow in either situation without problems. They are so versatile, that here in Florida, the FNGLA featured two hybrid Dyckias as their "Garden Select plants for 2010". Some Dyckias can make very good landscape plants, and some are mainly collector plants. Dyckias typically prefer full sun, and many are cold hardy down to the lower 20s, and some even to the mid-teens. All of the Dyckias that I will call a "landscape Dyckia" needs to be cold hardy to the upper teens and most of these did very well down to the mid teens F. They also need to be a good size so that they show well in the landscape. Dyckias that I will call "collector Dyckias" are plants that are either small, are not extremely cold hardy, or for the most part are rare, hard to come by hybrids that will cost a lot more per plant as compared to the landscape Dyckias. Landscape Dyckias need to be moderately priced so that they can be affordable for general use in our landscapes.

Dyckias plants themselves can be very colorful and are mainly red, silver, or green, or combinations of the three, but one of the great attributes of Dyckias, are the flowers, as seen above with this group of Tricolors. Dyckias will normally produce 3 to 4 foot tall flower spikes in early or late spring. The small, trumpet shaped flowers will start to open up towards the bottom of the spike, a few each day. They will continue to open until they have reached the top of the spike. By the time the top flowers have opened, the lower flowers have dried up and have usually set seed. This process usually takes four to six weeks, so you will have color for at least that long. As Dyckias cluster over time, each cluster can produce many flower spikes that will be staggered enough to give you good color for a couple of months each spring. To give you an idea on this, these first year 7 gallon Tricolors above were already producing two and three spikes per plant, so larger clumps should produce 10 to 15 flower spikes each. If planted as a medium height ground cover, a display of 100 to 200 flower spikes in one grouping would be easily attained. I often see these flowers being visited by butterflies and humming birds in my back yard. For those of you that are already familiar with Bromeliads, you know that most Bromeliad plants will die after they flower. Dyckias DO NOT DIE AFTER THEY FLOWER! Each Dyckia plant can live to be very old and clusters can live to be older than we are. The plants can flower each and every year and never die off. Where else can you find a colorful Bromeliad that tolerates the mid teens F, can thrive in full sun, doesn't need a lot of water, and flowers each and every year? Dyckias only improve with age.


We have many Dyckias for sale, but MANY more in our collection. Dyckias are grown from seeds and from dividing offsets. Any Dyckia that has been given a hybrid "name" must only be produced by offsets so that they are exact clones of the named variety. Even if a plant self pollinates itself, every seedling will be different. We are cross pollinating many of these and over time, we will have many new, one of a kind hybrids for sale, but these would be placed in the collector section.

I have made a new page for each of the Dyckias we have for sale. Each page will have a picture of a plant and at least one picture of what the flower looks like. Also there will be sizes and prices. I will group these as landscape Dyckias and collector Dyckias. Click each name to bring up the individual page. Enjoy!

 Landscape Dyckias

 Collector Dyckias

 Dyckia 'Bronze Fosteriana' hybrid

Dyckia 'Cherry Coke' (red)

Dyckia 'Frosty Morn'

Dyckia 'La Rioja'

Dyckia 'Nickel Silver'

Dyckia 'Platinum Silver'

Dyckia platyphylla

Dyckia 'Sabertooth'

Dyckia 'Tricolor'



 Dyckia dawsonii

We can ship Dyckias to any state except California.

Hawaii and Arizona have special requirements including a phytosanitary certificate that will cost extra.

We are certified to ship to all of the other states.


The Cycad Jungle

PO Box 93624 Lakeland Florida 33804-3624

Phone: 863-984-2739 e-mail: cycadjungl@aol.com