June Succulent – Anacamperos Rufescens
This vibrant, matting succulent originates in South Africa. It’s leaves can turn a dark purple if exposed to bright light, with light filaments that contrast the dark color of the foliage. It will stay low growing and small, more prone to ground cover than growing upwards. Anacamperseros Rufescens prefer bright but indirect light, and will be happiest if placed in a bright window that gets a few hours of bright sun or near a lamp with a plant bulb helping to supplement the light. Plant them in high drainage soil like cactus mix or make your own cactus mix by mixing potting soil with sand or rocks. Water lightly once a week during the growing season using a spray bottle to wet the soil, avoiding the foliage. Anacampseros Rufescens are from a warm environment, so if you take your plant out on a hot day, don’t forget to bring it in at night to keep it from getting too cold.
Place Anacampseros in a window where it gets bright, indirect light. Remember to transition into direct light slowly to avoid sun-burning your plant. Don’t get enough light in your home? Grow lights have become more compact and easier to use than ever. We reccomend these if you need a grow light bulb.
During the summer water when the soil has completely dried out – about once a week . In the winter watering can be stretched out to just often enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. Planting in a small well-draining container with cactus mix or a moderately dry blend of potting soil and sand will help you avoid over watering. If you have a pot with a hole and a dish under it make sure to empty water from the dish afterwards.
Anacampeseros Rufescens can be fertilized a twice during their growing season in the Spring and Summer . They do not require fertilizer during it’s dormant season.
Long Term Care
Anacampeseros Rufescens will eventually grow outward and can vine over the side of containers over time. They are extremely easy to keep happy, and they will continue to thrive as long as you keep them warm and dry. Fertilizing the soil can help you can go many years without having to repot them.
Anacamperos Rufescens are non-toxic.