Anacampseros Rufescens

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Basic Info

 The Anacampseros Rufescens is best known to be a beautiful looking succulent. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 61 cm (24″) tall and about the same in diameter. The main feature of the succulent are the green leaves that change colour when stressed correctly.

Scientific Classification

Family: Anacampserotaceae
Genus: Anacampseros






Care and Propagation Information


Anacampseros can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your  plant healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

Quick Facts:


General Care for Adromischus Anacampseros rufescens

The plant is most easily propagated by seeds, offsets or cuttings, allowing you to keep the plant for years. Anacampseros rufescens should be grown in a container, making it easier to move from indoors during winter months to outdoors during summer. It can also be developed to be a houseplant. Always use well-drained soil when growing the Anacampseros rufescens, don’t over water.

Where to Plant

Anacampseros rufescensi does not do well in the cold, so if you live in a city where the nights are colder than -1° C (30° F), move it indoors. The succulent should ideally be grown in a container so that it can easily be transported in and out of the house. Grows best in much sunlight.

Ideally, you will want to plant Anacampseros rufescens where the plant can get at least 6 hours of sun a day. Homegrowers, place the plant on a window ledge where it can get plenty of sunlight.

How to Propagate Anacampseros rufescens

Anacampseros rufescens can easily be propagated by using their own stems.


The best way to grow The Anacampseros rufescens from cuttings is by using either sterile scissors or a sharp knife. Start by removing the stem from the core of the plant, let the plant sit and harden for a few days. Once that is done, place the stem in well-draining soil, only water the plant if the soil has been dried out.

Origin and Habitat

The Anacampseros rufescens originates from South Africa.


The Anacampseros rufescens regularly produces small offsets that can be found sprouting from the core of the plant. Ideally, you want to pull those away, let it sit for a few days, then place in well-draining soil. Follow the watering tip mentioned above.


When growing The Anacampseros rufescens from seeds, make sure that the temperature is around 19 to 24 ° C or 66 to 75° F. Ideally this is done during the summer or by using grow lights. The seeds should then be placed in well-draining soil, and only watered once the soil is completely dry.