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Feb 23, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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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Feb 23, 2021 6:44 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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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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Feb 23, 2021 6:46 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Great banner Baja!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Feb 23, 2021 6:59 PM CST
Zone 5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
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.)
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Feb 23, 2021 7:57 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers
Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Teeth, I guess? Yes, they are very much for real.
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Feb 23, 2021 8:12 PM CST
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Xeriscape Region: Ukraine
Beautiful plant. Great banner. I tip my hat to you. Love the drama.
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Feb 23, 2021 8:51 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Great banner Baja!
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Feb 23, 2021 9:46 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Great banner!
Laziness is a virtue. If I never ask for your help, don’t be offended when I don’t take your advice either.
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Feb 23, 2021 9:58 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
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Nice, Baja Thumbs up
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Feb 25, 2021 2:30 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Baja, A cool looking plant. I like the texture of the "teeth!" And you grew this from seed! Thumbs up
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