Anacampseros filamentosa - Cacti and Succulents

Anacampseros filamentosa

Thready Anacampseros, Thready Talinum, Hare 's Food, Love Plant

Origin and Habitat: Anacampseros filamentosa has an enormous inland distribution from northern Namibia, along and north of the Orange River, into the Free State and central karoo in South-western South Africa.
Altitude: 350 – 1600 metres above sea level.
Habitat: Occasional in rock-crevices in steep slopes, cliffs and bare rock faces and riverbeds where is a frequent associate of Frithia pulchra and other succulent mesembs. Anacampseros filamentosa is camouflaged down to minutest detail and at the first glance quite similar to the background and always difficult to find in habitat if not blooming.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Succulents

Anacampseros is a genus comprising about a hundred species of small perennial succulent plants native to Southern Africa. The botanical name Anacampseros is an ancient one for herbs supposed to restore lost love.

Anacampseros grow well in partial sun with bright light enhancing the leaf colors and keeping them compact. They require a gritty free-draining soil with added organic material and low to moderate watering. The beautiful caudiciform species are prone to rot and should be watered very sparingly. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer during the growing season diluted to one-fourth

Source: World of Succulents

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Anacampserotacea

                         – Wikipedia.

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