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Question: I just purchansed a "Love Plant" or "Anacampseros rufense variegata" I cannot find anything about this little plant. Can you tell me something about it. The tag says it can withstand a wide temperature range. Will this live outside ok? How big will it get?

Answer: Anacampseros rufescens is native to dry areas of South Africa and is grown as a houseplant. It is however happy with cool winter temperatures to say 45 or 50 degrees. It is diminutive, growing only a few inches tall and blooming on stalks about twice that height. The flowers may last only a few hours so be alert when it blooms! It requires full sun and very little water as for cactus.

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