Dudleya edulis, Fingertips Succulent
What's so special about Dudleya edulis, the Fingertips Succulent?
A succulent plant known by the common names Fingertips, Lady Fingers and Dead Man's Fingers. This Dudleya is in the subgenus Stylophyllum where the flowers are held wide open and are fly or bee pollinated. The plant is native to Southern California and Baja California, where it grows in rocky sandstone soils of coastal and inland regions. The fingers are made up of fleshy, snake-like leaves that are erect just below ground level.
Dudleya edulis grows best in well-draining, sandy soil because, like other succulent plants. It has shallow roots and waterlogged soil can cause root rot.
Fingertips Succulent do not need much water. Do not water on schedule; Instead, pay attention to the plant's condition and weather conditions.
It is best to grow the plant in an area with partial shade as direct sunlight can damage the plant. Dudleya edulis plants do well in cooler areas.
Fertilize once a month during the growing season.
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