Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: in the Spring and early Summer
Flower Type: white
Toxic: Unknown - Tell us
Dormant: Unknown - Tell us
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Basc Care for Dyckia alba
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means Unknown - Tell us. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during Unknown - Tell us as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Dyckia alba S.Winkl. Caçapava do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil."
Dyckia alba loves the sun! To ensure your succulent is getting enough light, place it in a bright spot that receives direct sunlight for at least 6 hours each day. If you live in a cooler climate, consider bringing your succulent outside during the summer months.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Dyckia alba from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a large space to grow. You should place your pot outdoor. Since this plant needs a lot of space than other succulents, you should consider not planting them together with other succulents/plants.
Dyckia alba also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Propagating Dyckia alba from seeds is a great way to produce new plants without relying on cuttings or divisions. It's important to look for healthy, dark and plump seeds that are slightly sticky when touched. The soil should be pre-mixed with well-draining potting mix, before evenly sowing the seeds and pressing them into the surface. To ensure successful germination, gentle misting of the soil should be done and placed in indirect light.
Pests and Diseases
photo: Dyckia Brazil: Dyckia alba