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Dudleya

Dudleya spp.

Dudleya Brittonii by YPLeroux (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Dudleya
A photo of Dudleya

Dudleya Overview

Genus of around 46 succulent perennials mostly from North America. It contains species once considered to be in the closely related genus Echeveria. They have smooth, fleshy foliage arranged in rosettes which is typically grey to green-blue but may be edged in bright red under correct conditions in some species. Flowers are tubular to bell-shaped or star-shaped in appearance, generally 5-petalled and coloured yellow, white or red. These are produced from in between leaves, usually near the base of the rosette.

Common problems with Dudleya

How to propagate Dudleya

Cuttings

Succulent species can be easily propagated from leaves. Simply remove cleanly from the mother plant, let callus for a few days until the wound has closed and place on soil or in water and wait for roots to develop. Roots usually grow first to seek out water, followed by new leaves. This may take anywhere from a week to a few months and there is no need to water propagating succulents as they will glean all the nutrition and moisture they require from their mother leaf, which will shrivel up over time. The original leaf may be gently removed once it has dried up and become crispy in texture, only remove if it comes away easily otherwise you risk damaging the baby plant.

Division

Propagation is by seeds or division in the spring or summer.

Seed