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Product title: Dudleya / Live Forever

Common Names: Dudleya, Liveforever, Echeveria, Crassulaceae

Product title: Dudleya / Live Forever

Common Names: Dudleya, Liveforever, Echeveria, Crassulaceae


  • Dudleya will thrive in dry, warm conditions both in coastal and inland gardens in warm regions. 
  • Dudleya succulents are a small genus; some look similar to the echeveria. The group includes 40 to 50 different types, with most native to Western U.S. states and Mexico, and some in those areas possibly into S. America.
  • Attractive, robust and long-lived, the Dudleya succulents often have a small, charming rosette. These occur on branches as they mature. 
  • This plant grows in a variety of shapes and has a range of habits. It may be branched or unbranched, and does not grow from its leaves.
  • Most Dudleyas are silvery grey, have very delicate leaves that are either flattened or tubular and tend to form stems over time.

About the plant: 

Dudleyas, a genus of succulents native to California and the surrounding states and Mexico, that is a wonderful group of plants for landscaping and for pot culture. Dudleya is a large genus of about 40 species. Dudleyas were included in the Echeveria genus. The common name for genus Dudleya is Liveforever. Its numerous species offer a dizzying array of leaf shapes, sizes, habits, and flower colors for the garden. Garden forms of Dudleyas come in two distinct types: branching and unbranching. Both types are ideal for succulent and rock gardens. Branching species develop multiple rosettes that form low, tufted colonies formers are valuable groundcovers in the front of a border. The unbranched species produce a solitary rosette which make excellent container specimens and focal points in beds.

Product Description: 

  • Dudleya plant in dimensions Pot. Great for decorating your space!
  • Dudleya plants come in dimension pots with our own premium soil blend.
  • Fast shipping anywhere in Coimbatore, usually within 24 hours of ordering. This will ship directly from our greenhouse to your door. Our plants never sit in dark warehouses.
  • Expert packaging and guaranteed live arrival. We also include an extended guarantee for 30 days from delivery!
  • Comes with a FREE color postcard with care instructions/DIY spade.
Common Name  Dudleya, Liveforevers
Botanical Name  Dudleya caespitosa, Dudleya (Echeveria)
Plant Type  Succulent, Houseplant, Perennial, Crassulaceae
Maximum growth  


Height: 3 ft. 0 in. – 12 ft. 0 in.

Width: 3 ft. 0 in. – 18 ft. 0 in.

Light  Sun, partial shade
Temperature  Hot and Cold conditions
Soil pH  All
Soil Type  Sandy, well-drained
Watering frequency  Drought tolerant 
Bloom time  Spring to summer
Flower Color  Pink, white candy
Toxicity  Nil
Difficulty level  Easy to grow
Benefits  Air Purifier, Easy to grow, Liveforever, No maintenance


LiveForever is the epitome of low-maintenance; it literally thrives on neglect. In the wild, Dudleya lives to be 50 to 100 years old. These soft succulents appreciate a bright light or sunny spot when growing near the coast and afternoon shade when grown inland. Dudleya plant can thrive in a cool location but cannot tolerate frost. Too little light quickly results in soft leaves and stretching. Hard as it may be, get your plant settled into the right spot and forget about it. 

It is most likely to survive with temperatures above the low 40s F. (4 C.), and as with other succulents, Dudleya succulent should be planted in a fast-draining, gritty planting medium. Dudleya will emerge from seemingly uninhabitable cliffs and sandy soils also. 

Most Dudleyas are silvery grey, have very delicate leaves that are either flattened or tubular and tend to form stems over time. Most of the flat, thick-leaved forms grow as solitary rosettes while the tubular-leaved species form dense, suckering colonies. Dudleya flowers arise from somewhere near the bottom of the rosettes normally. Also, Dudleya flowers are characteristically covered with leaves that are spread out along the peduncle up to the flower. Most Dudleyas flower in late winter to early spring, and flower colors range from white, to yellow to bright red.



Dudleyas will tolerate sun or partial shade. Dudleyas are evergreen perennial succulents, some of which can tolerate colder climates.


In their native environments, Dudleyas grow in very dry conditions; do not water them during summer months when their native desert climates don’t get rain.


Varied soil conditions including rock, clay, and sand are acceptable to Dudleya.


Dudleyas will wither in dry summer months, but that is no reason to water them. In fact, it’s best to leave these evergreen perennials succulents alone. Allow them to recover naturally in winter when rainfall occurs spontaneously. Because of their seasonal proclivities and dormancy, interplant Dudleyas with companions that will perform during their low periods.

With blue, gray, or green foliage, they have a chalky wax on their epidermis to protect the plants from sun damage. Dudleya is an attractive choice either in a garden bed or a container garden. In a container, plant it in sandy or gravelly soil (a cactus mix is best) and choose other low-water companions.


Dudleya can only propagate from seed, cuttings, or division.


  • The Dudleyas help in better breathing by purifying the surrounding air. It absorbs carbon dioxide and convert it into breathable oxygen. Also clean the toxins from the indoor air, hence helping in upgrading the air quality.
  • These evergreen perennials that can be used in the garden as ground covers.
  • A perfect match for our natural weather cycles. It can survive in extreme weather conditions.
  • Low maintenance needed as they can survive even being unnoticed.
  • Gives good aesthetic appeal to your garden.
  • Dudleya plants survive for many years, so are they name as liveforevers.

Care of plants:

  • Dudleya plants are planted in crevices.
  • Best companions for Dudleyas are Cacti and echeverias.