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Anacampseros

Anacampseros telephiastrum

Anacampseros telephiastrum is a small succulent herb. It is named after an ancient name for herbs that restore lost love. They are planted for their attractive stubby succulent leaves. The plants form clumping and basal rosettes with colours that intensify with more light. The flowers only open in high density light and often the flower will not open in greenhouses in the England where it was grown in 1700's.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds into trays as soon as ripe, use free draining, coarse or potting mix.
Cuttings
Root stem cuttings in spring at ambient temperatures.

Special features

Pot plant
Can be grown in containers in free draining coarse, sandy potting mix.
Indoor plant
Can be grown indoors in a bright light area, can take some direct morning sun.

Geography

Origin
Africa, South Africa, Freestate, Northern and Western Cape Karoo areas.
Natural climate
Arid Interior

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Portulacaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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