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The plant color of this rare Bromeliad is a fleshy succulent that is imported from their native South American homeland, where the plants thrive in dry climates with a cold tolerance of 20 degrees F. with a good survival record from freezes and frosts. The name, Dykia 'Grape Jelly', well describes its color, as some alternate observations such as 'burgundy wine; color or 'purple'. The fat succulent leaves are rounded and fat at the origin center and radically taper to points towards the end, as they radiate from the axis like spokes on a bicycle wheel. On each side of the leaves are lines of barbed prickles that loom as clear warnings to insensitive handlers of plants. The Dykia plants survive and grow well in arid soil profiles, and in summer 3 foot stalks rise from the center of the Dykia cluster centers that display bright orange tubular flowers at the terminus of the spike.