General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Greenish yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Winter
Year Round
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Birds
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Chalk Rose

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Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-11-12
1 year old seedling, 6 inch pot
Location: Arenas Valley, NM My Greenhouse
Date: 2019-06-29
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-04-23
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-02-21
Location: Baja California
Date: 2022-11-17
Seed leaves
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-11-07
Axillary branching
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-08-28
Late summer
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-03-05
5 year old seedling
Location: Baja California
Date: 2022-04-06
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-02-06
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-12-26
One year old rooted cutting (10 inch pot)
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-02-03
Dehiscence
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-02-03
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-03-23
5 month old propagations, 8 inch pots
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-12-21
Seed leaves; self sown
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-10-14
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-05-07
Pollinated flowers/immature fruit
Location: Baja California
Date: 2022-03-24
12 branches on this inflorescence (much more than usual)
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-03-07
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-02-02
12 inch pot
Location: Baja California
Date: 2022-02-16
Rain drops collecting in the center have a shell of farina on the
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-08-20
Coin measures 21mm
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-10-01
Propagules
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-09-21
Volunteer seedling, plucked and moved to its own pot
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-04-07
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-06-03
A second round of flowers in late spring
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-03-10
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-06-08
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-01-02
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-03-17
Right 2 plants are 1 year older (all seedlings)
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Comments:
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 6, 2016 12:47 PM concerning plant:
    Island endemic from the Coronado Islands off the coast of Baja California near Tijuana. A low, whitish blue, powder-dusted succulent which branches profusely and can grow quite wide over time, relative to the size of individual rosettes (which may reach 8-9 inches in larger clones). This plant may branch by division of the growth point and/or axial branching lower down.

    Flowers are similar to the related D. brittonii (greenish yellow and tubular) and attract hummingbirds. The two plants are similar in appearance when young, but candida tends to make shorter, narrower leaves and relatively abbreviated inflorescences compared to the normally unbranched white form of brittonii. If the species are flowering in proximity, they will produce hybrid seed.

    The flowers tend to appear in winter and spring, but they may be present year round in a population. Cuttings and seedlings may bloom within their first year, given a good start, or their second year, almost certainly.

    It may be difficult to produce viable seed in cultivation out of the native climate, but is quite easy to root short-stemmed cuttings in the fall or winter.

    Released as ISI 195 in 1961.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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A year in the life of a Dudleya by Baja_Costero Mar 29, 2018 7:35 PM 3
How pretty! by plantladylin Jan 2, 2021 6:21 PM 1

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