Botanical Name: Dyckia brevifolia
Common Names: Pineapple Dyckia, Mini Agave, Sawblade.
The Pineapple Dyckia will typically flower in the warmer months with stunning orange-yellow bell-shaped flowers that bloom on a tall flower spike.
The Dyckia variety are succulents as well as terrestrial epiphytes, meaning their roots do not require soil to grow. Instead this variety can be grown in rocky substrates and also in the branches of trees. The Dyckia variety also enjoy full sun, and will not respond well to being left in standing water as they are susceptible to root rot. Ensure that well draining soil is used, or a rocky substrate such as quincan, river rocks or sand can be used in a pot with a large drainage hole and no saucer. Otherwise, you could have a go at planting your Dyckia in a tree or on a fence by tying it in place until the roots attach securely.
This succulent is native Brazil where the climates vary just like here in Australia, meaning it will adapt well to most gardens as long as it has a sunny location, and it is left to completely dry out between deep watering.