Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Variegata'
Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Sunrise', Anacampseros 'Sunrise'
Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Variegata', also known as Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Sunrise', is an attractive succulent known for the color of its leaves, intense rose that creeps into lime and emerald green, usually on the newest growth. It can be grown compact as rosettes, but with time it starts to grow longer and longer and offsetting to create a dense mat or trail over the edge of pots. With age, it also can form a small caudex as the base of the plant. Flowers are pink and up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) in diameter and appear in the afternoon in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
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 caudiciform species are prone to rot and should be watered very sparingly. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer during the growing season, diluted to 1/4 potency, and mix into the watering can for application.
These succulents are excellent plants for container growing. Anacampseros always look good and stay small. They look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame and do well outdoors in raised beds and terraces.
Anacampseros may be attractive to a variety of insects. Still, plants in good condition should be nearly pest-free, particularly if 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 to prevent scarring, stunting, and even death.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Anacampseros.
Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Variegata' is a variegated cultivar of Anacampseros telephiastrum.
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