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Products > Dudleya ingens
 
Dudleya ingens - Baja Live Forever

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Baja California (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [D. viridicata, D. eximia]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: Unknown
Dudleya ingens (Baja Live Forever) A rosette-forming succulent with usually a solitary rosettes to 10 inches wide with many lance-shaped green leaves that radiate out and slightly up. In spring to early summer appear the red stems bearing pale yellow blushed-pink flowers. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil with very infrequent summer irrigation. The seed of this plant was given to us as possibly being Dudleya viridicata or D. eximia and coming from around Punta Colonet in northern Baja California. In the Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae Joachim Thiede treats both species as synonyms of Dudleya ingens and notes it is "a variable species with gradual intermediates between the large-growing coastal form (which is very similar to the more northerly distributed D. brittonii) and the smaller inland form (Moran 1951a). To us this plant does resemble the green form of Duddleya brittonii and appears to be the same plant pictured as Dudleya viridicata in Paul Thomspon's Dudleya and Hasseanthus, which he also notes is from the area near Colonet.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dudleya ingens.
 
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