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Sea Lettuce
Scientific Name: Dudleya caespitosa (Haw.) Britton & Rose
Synonym: Cotyledon helleri, Cotyledon linguiformis, Echeveria laxa, Dudleya laxa, Cotyledon laxa, Echeveria helleri, Dudleya helleri, Echeveria cotyledon, Dudleya cotyledon, Echeveria californica, Cotyledon californica, Cotyledon caespitosa, Sedum cotyledon, Cotyledon reflexa
Family: Crassulaceae
Sea Lettuce (Dudleya  caespitosa)
Dudleya caespitosa at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-24
USDA: 9b-12

Heat Tolerance: Avoid afternoon sun in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: California, sea bluffs from Monterrey county to Los Angeles county

Growth Habits: Clumping rosettes, up to 12 inches in diameter (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Needs good drainage, keep dry in summer.


Dudleya caespitosa at the Huntington Gardens in May (HBG 16598)

Blooming Habits:
Yellow to bright red flowers from mid spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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