It is advisable to use the sprouts that sprout at the base of the plant. The sprouts should be cut with a sharp knife and rooted in a tank containing equal amounts of sand and peat. The point where the cut was made must be dried well before the shoots are placed in the growing soil. It is also possible to multiply these plants by cutting, by placing a portion of the plant to root in a substrate consisting of sand and peat.
During the winter, watering must be completely suspended (as long as the plants are not in a heated environment), while during the summer season is watered once every 15 days or so. For irrigation it is advisable to always use water at room temperature.
Other cultivation characteristics
Exposure: in full sun throughout the year; should be placed in places where they can always receive plenty of light.
Temperature: The minimum winter temperature must not fall below 7°C.
Parasites and diseases: The most frequent problems are due to bugs and red spider webs, which cause the appearance of spongy brown spots on the leaves.
The approximately 40 solitary or caespitose species are very variable and easily hybridize in their original habitat.
D. hassei can reach 13 cm in diameter and branches abundantly, forming large heads that resemble coral. The white flowers are carried by 30 cm high stems, which grow on the sides of the rosette. Due to its sparse posture, this plant is less susceptible to rottenness than many other species of Dudleya.
D . brittonii forms a solitary rosette, mostly in a beautiful silvery-white shade, so much so that it looks like a flower. The masses of light yellow flowers are carried by 90 cm high stems.
D. polverulenta has a very compact rosette, small in size, which can be tinged with silvery grey or white.
It slowly branches to form a relatively dense head of prostrate stems. This succulent plant produces scarlet flowers, unusual for the genus Dudleya, carried by flower stems up to a meter and a half high.
Dudleya pulverulent: Consigli
È It is essential to allow the plant a period of vegetative rest by moving it to an unheated room and suspending watering.