'Brittle Star'

Dyckia Brittle Star
Photo courtesy of Cerlin Ng

A super easy, super rewarding little succulent is both fierce and awesomely beautiful. This long lived, low maintenance sweetheart reaches only 6” tall and 12” wide, but provides concentrated impact! Strikingly brilliant white spines edge long, burgundy leaves dusted with silver, forming a texturally magnificent rosette that pups over time to create a small, dense colony. From late Spring into Summer it sends up sturdy bloom stalks, the top 1/3 of which are covered in lovely nectar-rich orange flowers beloved by hummingbirds and bees! Provide good drainage for a happy plant. Drought tolerant once established, but is happiest with occasional water during its growing season. Can be grown indoors or out.

Marti B.,
Gardener at Large

Low Water

Perennial Succulent
USDA zones 9-11