Anacampseros 'Variegata'

Anacampseros telephiastrum

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Anacampseros (an-ak-KAM-ser-os) (Info)
Species: telephiastrum (te-lef-ee-ASS-trum) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata


Cactus and Succulents

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


under 6 in. (15 cm)


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USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


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Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carmichael, California

Clayton, California

El Macero, California

Los Angeles, California

Sacramento, California

San Diego, California

West Covina, California

Bonita Springs, Florida

Metter, Georgia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Metairie, Louisiana

Picayune, Mississippi

North Augusta, South Carolina

Brownsville, Texas

Covington, Texas

Deer Park, Texas

Houston, Texas

Lockhart, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 23, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- I have been unable to get this plant to grow in the ground here. It does well in pots with lots of shade and little water, but not in the ground under similar conditions. Although the pots it is in come in in winter, it does not seem to be the cold that kills the plants in the ground, as they survive winter with some protection and then die in summer.


On Apr 2, 2013, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I purchased mine at Home Depot in 2007; planted it in a hanging basket with several other succulents. This thing has been very tough! Has lived through a variety of conditions - drought, cold, full sun, total shade, even a hurricane! I've purchased a lot of succulents over the years, most have died but this one is still going strong 6 years later. Has been a pretty slow grower/spreader. Mine does best here in Houston in shade. I had it in full sun and the leaves were wrinkling up.


On Sep 17, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Also sold as 'Tricolor', differs from Anacampseros telephiastrum which has brownish green leaves. Common name is Pan American Love Plant. Evergreen succulent native to South Africa.

Pale pink, green and white leaves are deep pink on the back. Flowers are deep pink and four usually bloom together on a 6 in. tall fleshy stalk.

Full sun, drought tolerant, hardy to about 30F.