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Products > Dudleya ingens
 
Dudleya ingens - Baja Live Forever

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
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 our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dudleya ingens.
 
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