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Anacampseros Rufescens

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Anacampseros (an-ak-KAM-ser-os)
Species: Rufescens (roo-FES-enz)

Can grow to just under 6 inches (15 cm)

Will excel in USDA Zones 9b-11 (25°F-40°F)

Sun Exposure
Sun to Partial Shade or Light Shade

Bloom Color
Flowers will be pink and will be about ¾ of an inch long and resemble flattened Portulaca flowers.

Expect blooms in the late spring and early-mid summer.

Will form small spiraling star-shaped rosettes with fleshy green pointed leaves that turn purple in bright light.

Plant Details
Very drought tolerant, suitable for xeriscaping, and suitable for growing in containers.

Soil pH
Will do well in mildly acidic (6.1 to 6.5) to mildly alkaline (7.6 to 7.8) soil.

Method of Propagation
You can propagate by dividing the rootball into separate sections; allow the cut surface to callous over before returning to soil.

Collecting Seeds
You'll need to first allow the seed heads to try on the plants before you collect the seeds; after properly cleaned you can then store the seeds.
Posted on June 9th, 2014 · Updated on January 24th, 2017
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