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Anacampseros

Anacampseros spp.

Also known as

Succulent

Anacampseros arachnoides - Zoo Plzeň, 1 by Alex Hauner (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

Min

Flowering

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Some succulent Anacampseros plants with red brown leaves
A photo of Anacampseros

Anacampseros Overview

Anacampseros is a genus containing around 55 dwarf, succulent, perennial and subshrub species with fleshy roots, most of which are tuberous. These plants are native to Southern Africa and typically form mat-coverings across the ground. They are tender and thus need to be grown under glass or indoors as houseplants in more temperate regions that experience freezing temperatures. The succulent leaves are generally lance to rounded in shape and they are produced alternately on stems. Mature plants may develop a caudex, this is a term for a primary stem structure that forms at the base. The word caudex translates from Latin to mean “tree trunk”, they are typically bulbous and woody in shape and texture. Attractive flowers may be white, pink or purple in colour, these can be very short-lived, blooming and closing again within an hour in some species.

How to propagate Anacampseros

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Anacampseros

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves