(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
NOTE: Something to consider is that this plant is extreamly fragile, the outer large leaves might brake during shipping but this doesn't compromise the overall health of the plant, new leaves will grow back from the base.
Dudleya pachyphytum is one of the more challenging species of Dudleya.
Origin: Mexico (Baja California) Cedros Island on cliffs and steep rocky slopes
Habit and Cultural Information
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Baja California (North America)
Flower Color: Greenish White
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15° F
Dudleya pachyphytum is a ground-hugging and slowly-clumping succulent that could grow up to1 foot tall by 2 feet wide . with a thick basal stem from which form many branches bearing 5 to 10 inch wide rosettes of interesting leaves that are unlike all other Dudleya. These leaves are very thick, somewhat blunt at the tips and rounded on the edges and have a beautiful white waxy coating. In mid-summer appears the long inflorescence, slightly pink at the base but otherwise covered with the same white coating as the leaves and bearing tight cymes of pale green to whitish flowers. These flowers barely open but are decorated with the same white waxy coating as with the inflorescence stems and leaves. Plant in a very well-drained soil in full sun to bright light - give some protection in inland hot sun. Hardy to at least 18. This is a great plant for the rock garden, a crack in a rock or wall or as a container specimen. (Some of this info has been found at smgrowers)
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz