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Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Variegata'

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Scientific Name

Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Variegata'

Synonyms

Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Sunrise', Anacampseros 'Sunrise'

Scientific Classification

Family: Anacampserotaceae
Genus: Anacampseros

Description

Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Variegata' is a dense mat and caudex forming succulent up to inches (15 cm) tall, with lanceolate shaped green, bright pink and yellow or cream colored leaves. They can be grown compact as rosettes, but with time they start go grow longer and longer and offsetting to create a dense mat or trail over the edge of pots. With age they also can form a small caudex as the base of the plant, but because of how very slow growing they are this takes a very long amount of time. Flowers are pink and up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) in diameter and appear in afternoon in summer.

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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.

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