Anacampseros Rufescens: You will love this plant

The Anacampseros Rufescens, native to South Africa, forms small spiralling rosettes with succulent green pointed leaves that turn purple in bright light.

This slow-growing succulent spreads out in clumping mats.

Succulents not cacti or crass plants are vegetables with great ornamental value, but the problem is that there are some of them that are very delicate.

However, the one is known as Anacampseros you can have it both at home and outside protected from direct sun, and with minimal care, you will get it to produce an interesting amount of flowers.

Anacampseros Rufescens is a freely branching leaf succulent that forms low clumps or mats up to a height of only a few centimeters.

The flowers are small, 1cm, but very pretty and resemble flattened Portulaca flowers.

Anacampseros Rufescens is a freely branching leaf succulent that forms low clumps or mats up to a height of only a few centimeters.

Tips to take care of the Anacampseros Rufescens

If you follow this tips I’m sure you will take care of you new plant.

outside protected from direct sun, or indoors in a room where there is a lot of light.

The plant tolerates bright situations, if kept too dark they may become overly lush and greener and could be prone to rotting due to overwatering. Strong but filtered light encourages flowering but is likely to suffer from sun scorch or stunted growth if overexposed to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day in summer.

you can use universal culture substrate mixed with perlite in equal parts.

You can start by watering two or three times a week in summer, and once every 10 days the rest of the year.

It likes a winter’s rest and should be kept completely dry during the winter months.

From early spring onwards the plant will begin to grow and watering should be increased gradually until late spring when the plant should be in full growth.

A wet plant in the sunlight can cause sun burning which can lead to scars or even fungal infections and death.

A good tip for the watering.

It’s important to not overwater this plant allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Subscriber: from the beginning of spring until the end of summer you must pay it with a specific fertilizer for cacti and crass, following the indications specified on the package.

Transplant: every two years, in spring.

by seeds and stem cuttings in spring and summer.
Rusticity: withstands weak and punctual frost up to -2ºC, but needs protection against hail.

When growing Anacampseros Rufescens from seed, be sure that the temperature is warmer, or you are using a grow light and seed warmer.


Leaf cuttings can be made and seeds.


This is a beautiful succulent I encourage you to get one.

Anacampseros Rufescens makes a great addition for your garden or to have one inside your home I’m sure it will add beauty to your house.

And if you have any more questions please let me know.

Thank you for reading.