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Products > Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides
Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides - Desert Dudleya

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
California Native (Plant List): Yes
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides (Desert Dudleya) - A rosette-forming succulent with clusters of 2 to 8 inch wide rosettes of gray-brown 1/2 inch wide 2 to 6 inch long leaves held upright. In late spring to early summer appear the inflorescences - cymes with red stems bearing yellow flowers with fused petals. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil with very infrequent summer irrigation. Can be evergreen or summer deciduous. This plant is native to rocky, often shaded crevices and slopes from 800 to 5,500 feet in the Peninsular Ranges, Desert Mountains and Sonoran Desert. Our plants from seed collected at 4,200 feet on private property within the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park. The genus is named for William R. Dudley (1849-1911) a botanist at Stanford University. The specific epithet is from the Latin words 'saxum' meaning "a rock" and 'incola' meaning "dwelling in" in reference to the rocky habitat this plant if most often found in. The meaning of the subspecies is Aloe-like. 

This information about Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.