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PlantFiles: Anacampseros
Anacampseros telephiastrum 'Variegata'

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

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

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

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Sun to Partial Shade

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Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral poeciliopsis 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.

Positive rntx22 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.

Positive Happenstance 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.


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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