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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Feb 23, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Dyckia heart

Very well armed leaves protect the core of this terrestrial bromeliad.

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Original photo here

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I grew this plant from seed and it very closely resembles the parent. The silver on the leaves is due to trichomes.


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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Feb 23, 2021 6:44 PM CST
Love the contrast between the strong graphical elements and the subdued color palette. It fooled me. When I first saw the banner, I thought it was some kind of aloe or agave (which probably is just proof, if any were needed, at how inexpert I am at recognizing differences in growth habits of such plants, compared, say, with bromeliads).
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Feb 23, 2021 6:46 PM CST
Great banner Baja!
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Zone 5
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Fleur569
Feb 23, 2021 6:59 PM CST
An intimidating Beauty! It is those "shark(teeth) looking spikes" that probably do all the protection and to invaders, damage. (They're probably not called spikes, but I couldn't find the correct name for them.)
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Feb 23, 2021 7:57 PM CST
Teeth, I guess? Yes, they are very much for real.
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
Feb 23, 2021 8:12 PM CST
Beautiful plant. Great banner. I tip my hat to you. Love the drama.
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Feb 23, 2021 8:51 PM CST
Great banner Baja!
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Feb 23, 2021 9:46 PM CST
Great banner!
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
Name: Zoƫ
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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nmoasis
Feb 23, 2021 9:58 PM CST
Nice, Baja Thumbs up
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Feb 25, 2021 2:30 PM CST
Baja, A cool looking plant. I like the texture of the "teeth!" And you grew this from seed! Thumbs up

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