Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata: How to Grow and Care for Sunrise

Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata Sunrise

Scientific name: Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata

Common name: Sunrise

This plant has pink and green leaves. As the rosettes grow, they can be used as a mat in rock gardens or in container gardens as a spiller.

Quick Look at Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata

  • Partial sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by stem cuttings or seed
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata ‘Sunrise’

Sunrise is great for the home or office. If growing outdoors, be sure to plant in a container or area that gets plenty of shade. There are pink blossoms in the summer.


It is sensitive to over watering and has typical watering needs. 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 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

It’s a good idea to plant in an area of your garden that gets plenty of shade. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a light.

How to Propagate Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata ‘Sunrise’

Stems or seeds can be used to grow Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata. If you want to grow from seed, be aware that it may take some time before it blooms, and that it is slow growing.


You can take a cutting from the stem ofSunrise using a sharp knife or pair of scissors. Allow it to dry out for a day or two, then place the cutting in well-draining soil. Water when the soil is not wet.


The seeds can be grown from the flower Pod or purchased online. It is difficult to grow from seed. You can sow your seeds in a warm place. Don’t let the soil get too wet until seeds grow.


  1. Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata (Sunrise) – Wikipedia

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