Dyckia are drought tolerant and have adapted to desert conditions. In frost free areas, they make a lovely addition and contrast to rockeries and succulent gardens. In cooler areas they can be grown in pots inside.
The triangular tapering leaves are mid green with vertical grey white bands of powdery scales on the underside and sharp backward facing. white spines.
In spring, panicles of small yellow bell shaped flowers are borne at the end of a central stalk.