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Products > Dyckia 'Black Gold'
 
Dyckia 'Black Gold' - Black Sawblade

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dyckia 'Black Gold' - This terrestrial bromeliad has rosettes of spine-margined blackish-purple leaves that are silver on the lower surface. Unlike the other dark foliage Dyckia we grow, which have deeper orange colored flowers, this plant has golden yellow flowers that rise on a thin slightly-branched inflorescence to 2 feet above the foliage. Plant in bright light (full sun best along coast) to enhance the dark color. Give good drainage and occasional to very little irrigation. This plant came to us unnamed from a Santa Barbara gardener and to keep it separate from other Dyckia we grow we named it 'Black Gold' because of its dark foliage and unique flower color.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dyckia 'Black Gold'.
 
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