Anacampseros Rufescens "Sand Rose" is one is one of our personal favorites at Succy Crafts. This small succulent is part of the Mesembranthemaceae family. This mimicry plant survive in their native harsh environment by imitating their surroundings by looking like pebbles or stones, to avoid being eaten by thirsty or hungry desert creatures. This succulent is a low growing plant that will do well as a ground cover. Best to plant in containers and will grow small clusters of plants. The contrast between their bright purple leaves and lime green centers make it eye catching and popular among succulent collectors.
Native to: South Africa
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: filtered sun
Bloom Color: pink
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks.
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.
Beautiful deep purple, perfect condition.