Anacampseros rufescens is a type of succulent that is orginated and habitat of
South Africa Cape Province. The anacampseros rufescensis the largest of all the Anacampseros species. This succulent is a drought tolerant succulent plant. It forms small, star-shaped rosettes.
Anacampseros rufescens like full sun to partial shade. There should also be ample airflow for them to grow properly. Be sure to use porous soil with adequate drainage. These plants love thoroulghy being watered when the soil is dry. While this succulent is tolerant of cold temperatures, be sure to protect it from frost as you should with any fleshy-leaved succulents.
Anacampseros rufescens leaves are purplish in color underneath. There are white filament-like hairs that are present along the stems, This adds a nice contract to the dark foliage. Anacampseros rufescens grows best with gritty soil with good drainage. Use a cactus potting soil or create a mixture using equal parts regular potting soil, coarse sand, and organic material or peat moss.
Anacampseros rufescens is a freely branching leaf succulent. They form low clumps up to a height of a few centimetres. Leaves are purplish underneath as well as the peduncles and flowers. Attractive, white filament-like hairs are present along the stems adding a contrast to the dark foliage.
The Anacampseros rufescens should be kept dry at 5- 10° C during winter months. This plant can tolerate sporadic light frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather months.
The plant tolerates bright situations, if kept too dark they may become overly lush and greener and could be prone to rotting due to over watering. Strong but filtered light encourages flowering, but is likely to suffer from sun scorch or stunted growth if over exposed to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day in summer.
Keep dry with ample airflow in winter (but for outdoors cultivation it is somewhat resistant to wet conditions, too if grown in very draining substrata).
The Anacampseros rufescens 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. Water regularly during the aestival growth cycle so long as the plant pot is allowed to drain and not sit in a tray of water (this plant need plenty of water) But needs to be avoided wetting the bodies of these plants while they are in sunlight. A wet plant in the sun light can cause sun burning which can lead to scares or even fungal infections and death. From late summer watering should be reduced to force the plant to go in to a state of semi dormancy, by autumn you should be back in to the winter watering regime. In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Care must be taken with watering as they tends to become swollen and untidy in growth habit if given too much water and shade.