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Some of the unsung gems of California and Mexico are the Dudleya species. They are related to echeverias, howver we think thayb more than deserve a little attention.

With around 45 species discovered thay are a fleshy leafed succulent, mostly rossette forming and many making excellent garden plants or specimen plants in containers.

Propagation of all Dudleyas is mostly from seeds, and from offsets. Leaf cuttings do not work. When the rossettes are seperated from the parent plant they will sometimes set down roots. Some growers do this deliberatly if the stem of the plant becomes to long and a little unsightly.

All species like a warm climate and good drainage. They also require good light through the year. Frost must be avoided and over watering is the main cause of problems with Dudleya species.