Plant Care Chalk Dudleya

Chalk Dudleya

3.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Chalk Dudleya has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Chalk Dudleya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Chalk Dudleya

Chalk Dudleya is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as easy to propagate and being a survivor with only 80 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟


Dudleya pulverulenta

Also known as

chalk liveforever

How to care for Chalk Dudleya


How often to water your Chalk Dudleya

Water needs for Chalk Dudleya
0.5 cups
every 12

Chalk Dudleya needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chalk Dudleya

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Chalk Dudleya in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chalk Dudleya: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chalk Dudleya love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Chalk Dudleya does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chalk Dudleya in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Chalk Dudleya

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chalk Dudleya: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chalk Dudleya after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Chalk Dudleya

Chalk Dudleya

Chalk Dudleya

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Chalk Dudleya has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Chalk Dudleya has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@Stu avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 381 XP
globe Brookline, MA

Grew all of these bad boys from one mother plant. I’ve propagated dozens of leaves. It tends to etiolate very quickly and I had to buy a grow light

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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