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Anacampseros telephiastrum 5-10cm

Anacampseros telephiastrum 5-10cm

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Product Description

Anacampseros telephiastrum, often referred to as the "Sunrise Succulent," is a charming and diminutive succulent plant native to South Africa. It is prized for its delicate, colorful foliage and low-growing habit. 

Anacampseros telephiastrum is a small, low-growing succulent that typically forms dense, compact rosettes of leaves. The leaves are narrow, lance-shaped, and fleshy, measuring about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) in length. What sets this succulent apart are its vibrant, colorful leaves that can range from shades of green to pink, purple, and even reddish hues. The leaves often exhibit a gradient of colors, with the outer edges being the most intensely colored. In optimal conditions, it may produce tiny, inconspicuous flowers, but the primary attraction of this plant is its striking foliage.

Cultivation:

  1. Light: Provide Anacampseros telephiastrum with bright, indirect sunlight or partial sun. It thrives when it receives at least 4 to 6 hours of indirect light daily.

  2. Soil: Plant this succulent in well-draining, sandy soil. A cactus or succulent mix is ideal. Good drainage is crucial to prevent root rot.

  3. Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water sparingly, especially during the winter months when the plant is in a semi-dormant state. Overwatering is a common issue with this succulent, so err on the side of underwatering.

  4. Temperature: Anacampseros telephiastrum prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the growing season. Protect it from frost and extreme cold temperatures.

  5. Container vs. Ground: This succulent is well-suited for container gardening or rock gardens. It can also be grown in the ground as long as the soil is well-draining.

  6. Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer designed for succulents. Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the dormant winter period.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Anacampseros telephiastrum is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, be on the lookout for mealybugs and aphids, which can occasionally infest succulents. Treat infestations promptly if they occur.

  8. Propagation: This succulent can be propagated through offsets or leaf cuttings. Allow offsets to develop and then separate them from the main plant. Leaf cuttings can be placed on well-draining soil to root and grow into new plants.

Anacampseros telephiastrum is a delightful addition to succulent collections and rock gardens, offering a burst of color and unique leaf shapes. With proper care and attention to its specific needs, this succulent can thrive and become a captivating focal point in your indoor or outdoor space.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description like the one in pictures 2.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 5-10cm

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