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The dramatic, almost spidery rosettes of Dudleya brittonii ‘Giant Chalk Dudleya’ get their name from the coloration of their leaves, which are a soft greenish gray made even more ethereal by a thick coating of powdery farina. The narrow leaves spiral out loosely from the center of the plant, and can create a dramatic swirl of color up to 18 inches in diameter. Native to the scorching cliff sides of Baja California, this specimen slips into dormancy during the heat of each summer, as an adaptation to protect against the sweltering temperatures.
Bright to direct sunlight is key to ‘Giant Chalk Dudleya’s success, making this specimen well suited to outdoor living, so long as temperatures remain well above freezing. Beyond this, its care is simple – plan to water thoroughly but infrequently during the fall, winter, and spring, allowing the soil to remain dry during the summer dormancy period. Porous soil with excellent drainage, such as a commercial cactus mix supplemented with perlite or pumice, coupled with ample airflow around the leaves and soil surface will go the rest of the way towards preventing rot or pests.
When contented, ‘Giant Chalk Dudleya’ can produce yellow blooms during its active growing season.
All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of Plant Club Subscription Boxes. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!
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