Anacampseros rufescens: How to Grow and Care for Anacampseros rufescens

Anacampseros rufescens Anacampseros rufescens

Scientific name: Anacampseros rufescens

Common name: Anacampseros rufescens

This slow-growing plant is spread out in mats. The leaves are dark green with a deep purple underside. When it is happy, the green gives way to red.

Quick Look at Anacampseros rufescens

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by stem cuttings or seeds
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Anacampseros rufescens

It has white hairs that grow from the stem, and pink flowers that bloom in the Spring or Summer.


Anacampseros rufescens is sensitive to over- watering. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant Anacampseros rufescens in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

You can plant in a garden that gets 4 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.

How to Propagate Anacampseros rufescens

Stems and seeds can be used to grow Anacampseros rufescens.


If you want to grow Anacampseros rufescens, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a leaf from the main plant and allow it to callous for a few days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.


If you are using a grow light and seed warmer, make sure that the temperature is warmer. Water the seeds whenever the soil is dry. Germination can take a long time depending on your environment.


  1. Anacampseros rufescens (Anacampseros rufescens) – Wikipedia

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