Anacampseros Rufescens
Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

Anacampseros Rufescens

Welcome to our guide to the Anacampseros Rufescens, covering all you need to know about care and propagation…

Anacampseros Rufescens Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the soil each week and only water if 100% dry.
Fertilizer:A succulent fertilizer monthly in the summer.
Soil:A cactus and succulent compost.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Sunrise succulent, Sand Rose
Common issues:Overwatering.


Known for it’s pink/purple and green rosettes the Anacampseros Rufescens is an impressive succulent.

See also: Trachyandra Tortilis, Dracaena Compacta (Dracaena Janet Craig), Tigers Jaw Succulent, Sansevieria Fernwood.

Light Needs

They are succulents and like the sun, you can give them as much indirect sunlight as you like. You can give them full outside if you like but they should not be moved from indoors to outdoors in full sun in on go. Slowly expose the to more sun by giving them less shade each week so that they acclimatize properly.

How Often To Water Anacampseros Rufescens

Water them when the soil is dry and not before or you can get root rot very easily. Check the soil each week to know for sure and don’t be tempted to water unless it is 100% dry all the way down.


Use a cactus and succulent fertilizer monthly in the summer to give the plant nutrients and encourage growth.


A well draining and gritty soil is best, a store-bought cactus and succulent compost will work well, or you ca make your own, see our guide here: Succulent Soil.

When to Repot Anacampseros Rufescens

Check the plant yearly and give it a bigger pot is the roots are getting crowded.


They like drier air. So 40% humidity is ok.


Aim for 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) is ideal, and try to keep them above 10°C (50°F) at night.

How to Propagate Anacampseros Rufescens

You can use leaf and stem cuttings, let them callous for a couple of days. Then plant them in moist soil to root. Keep them moist for a couple of months to encourage rooting.

Other Names For Anacampseros Rufescens

Sunrise succulent, Sand Rose

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is the biggest killer. You must make sure the soil is dry before watering them again.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Trachyandra Tortilis, Dracaena Compacta (Dracaena Janet Craig), Tigers Jaw Succulent, Sansevieria Fernwood.

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