Love Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Tabernacle, NJ
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Question by NooKids
February 23, 2000
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 from NGA
February 23, 2000
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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