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Anacampseros rufescens

Anacampseros rufescens

Photo by Nick Helme (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Some succulent Anacampseros rufescens growing in the wild
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A photo of Anacampseros rufescens
A photo of Anacampseros rufescens
A photo of Anacampseros rufescens

Anacampseros rufescens Overview

Anacampseros rufescens is a small perennial succulent in the Anacampserotaceae family. The genus name Anacampseros refers to an ancient name for herbs that restore lost love. They are planted for their attractive stubby succulent leaves and beautiful blooms. The plants form clumping and basal rosettes with colours that intensify with more light. The flowers only open in high-density light for short periods of time and often they will not open in greenhouses. In England, it was grown in the 1700s and it is now a popular houseplant. It has a clumping, mat-forming habit and is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Common problems with Anacampseros rufescens

Generally problem free

    How to harvest Anacampseros rufescens

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Anacampseros rufescens


    Sow seeds into trays as soon as ripe, use free draining, coarse or potting mix.


    Root stem cuttings in spring at ambient temperatures.

    Special features of Anacampseros rufescens

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in containers in free draining coarse, sandy potting mix.

    Indoor plant

    Can be grown indoors in a bright light area, can take some direct morning sun.

    Drought resistant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves


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