An Anacampseros rufescens flower from my collection

     Anacampseros is a genus of succulents from South Africa. They are closely related to Avonia and Grahamia. They produce clumps of stems with rosettes of succulent leaves generally only a few inches high and develop a small caudex over time. Many also have hairlike filaments at the base of the rosettes. They flower throughout the spring and summer and are self fertile.
     These are fairly tender plants and dislike extreme heat and cold. They should be raised in a quick draining succulent mix but should not be allowed to get too dry. Some are readily propagated from stem cuttings others are more difficult.

I have two species of Anacampseros
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Anacampseros rufescens
"Love Plant"


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