Prime destination for lovers and growers of cacti and other succulent plants

Anacampseros crinita

0

Scientific Name

Anacampseros crinita Dinter

Synonyms

Anacampseros baeseckei var. crinita

Scientific Classification

Family: Anacampserotaceae
Genus: Anacampseros

Description

Anacampseros crinita is a small, columnar succulent with fleshy branches up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall, densely packed with overlapping leaves in several spirals. It develop a small caudex. The leaves are pale grey-green to reddish-green, the hook cells merged into solid plates and hairs white more or less densely matted, longer than the leaves. The flowers are up to 0.8 inch (2 cm) in diameter, pink in color and bloom in summer.

How to Grow and Care

Anacampseros grow well in partial sun with bright light enhancing the leaf colors and keeping them compact. They require a gritty free-draining soil with added organic material and low to moderate watering. The beautiful caudiciform species are prone to rot and should be watered very sparingly. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer during the growing season diluted to one-fourth potency and mix into the watering can for application. Anacampseros is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small. It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame. It do well outdoors in raised beds and terraces as well.

Anacampseros may be attractive to a variety of insects, but plants in good condition should be nearly pest-free, particularly if they are grown in a mineral potting-mix, with good exposure and ventilation. Nonetheless, watch carefully for any significant decline in health. This may signal a pest problem that should be dealt with quickly in order to prevent scarring, stunting and even death… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Anacampseros

Origin

Native to South Africa.

Links

BACK TO genus Anacampseros
SUCCULENTOPEDIA: Browse succulents by GenusFamilyScientific NameCommon NameOrigin, or cacti by Genus

Photo Gallery


Subscribe to Receive News and Updates from World of Succulents: