Lady-Fingers (Dudleya edulis) in the Dudleyas Database

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Mar 19, 2017 3:59 PM

Open-flowered, branching Dudleya with long green leaves that are round in cross section (terete) and shaped roughly like a pencil. Flowers are white. This was the type species of the old Stylophyllum group of open-flowered Dudleyas, which was named after the aforementioned pencil. Found from Orange County to just SW of Santo Tomas in Baja California. This species was named for the edible leaves (best enjoyed young and fresh after a few winter rains). Generally found near the coast but also up to 3000 feet, in sand, rocks, or cracks in the rock on sheer rock faces, often in areas with lots of fog. Enjoys excellent drainage in cultivation. Branches by division of the growth point into two, and can form small mounds about a foot in diameter with several rosettes.

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