Anacampseros Rufescens ‘Sand Rose’ succulent

Sand Rose Succulent – Anacampseros Rufescens Care 2021

Anacampseros Rufescens ‘Sand Rose’ Succulent Care Guide 

If you love colorful showpieces and searching for the best suitable décor for your bedroom, then Anacampseros Rufescens ‘Sand Rose’ succulent will be the right choice for you.

The Anacampseros Rufescens ‘Sand Rose’ succulent has a green top portion and Purple color at the bottom side, they look spectacular.

I am sure you will get ample information you need for your garden and home décor. This article illustrates its cultivation methods, procedures, basic requirements, and some valuable resources.

Anacampseros rufescens succulents are also called as ‘Sand Rose’ succulents.

The native place of Sand Rose is South Africa and grows in a thick mat of rosettes.

Thin and white hairs can be seen on the top portion of the succulent.

Sand Rose takes so long time to grow; however, we can enjoy its effect when it slowly turns into beautiful Sunshine.

Anacampseros Rufescens Propagation

How to Propagate Anacampseros Rufescens ‘Sand Rose’?

The Sand Rose succulents can be cultivated by Cuttings and Seeds.

First and foremost, to propagate Anacampseros Rufescens ‘Sand Rose’, choose a healthy and well-developed stem. Then cut it from the main plant with the help of sharp knife or scissor. After cutting the stems from the main plant allow them to dry for several days. The prepared stem is ready to lay on well-draining soil.

The Seed Propagation Method requires a more temperature-controlled environment (warm) in the initial growing phase of the plant. You can use bright (grow) lights and seed warmer. It takes several weeks or longer time to germinate, after scattering the seeds into well-draining soil. Keep patience!

I personally recommend using the Stem Cultivation Method for the best result.


You can dry stem for a day also, but appropriate drying will enhance the results when Sand Rose Blooms for the first time.

Where to Plant Anacampseros Rufescens ?

The selection of soil is an extremely important part of the cultivation process.

  • Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining)
  • Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral

The zones where the temperature ranges less than 20 F (-6.7 degree C); would be a great atmosphere because it’s not cold resilient.

You can use a different variety of containers; so it would be much easier to shift them indoor or outdoor according to your preferences.

In my view, I use designer containers which look so beautiful with succulents. It certainly set a beautiful look to your home and garden décor.


The partial to full sunlight nurtures it so well. Choose a particular place in your garden where full/filtered sunlight or indoor lighting conditions are suitable.

How to Care Anacampseros Rufescens ‘Sand Rose’?

Anacampseros rufescens Care is relatively stress-free. Follow subsequent easy steps and you are done:

Light Requirement

  1. Indoor Plantation: at least 6 hours of filtered or full sunlight daily.
  2. Outdoor Plantation: 4 to 6 hours of filtered sunlight is more than enough.

Temperature Requirement

  • It requires a minimum temperature of about 20 F (-6.7 degree C).
  • If you are living in the northern hemisphere, locate the plant in a southern-facing window.
  • However, the temperature requirements may vary as per plant varieties and species.

Soil and Pot Selection

A well-draining soil is ideal for Anacampseros rufescens. Moreover, a vital factor is the pot selection, where the plant finds home to them.

The pot or container with holes will facilitate an easier way to drain the unnecessary water.

These days, a stylish container comes with such holes, which add both appearances and practical water draining functionality.

Watering Practices

The Anacampseros Rufescens has similar watering requirements as most succulents. The ‘Soak and Dry’ method works best for these species of the plant.

The most succulents grows best by ‘Soak and Dry’ watering practices. The Sand Rose is no exception. In this method, soak the soil properly then allow it to dry completely. Adapting regular watering practices may halt development of Sand Rose succulents, and they may not survive!

Quick Summary:

  • Plant Type – Cactus (Succulent)
  • Plant Family – Anacampseros
  • Full Sun, Partial Sun
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 24” (61 cm) tall
  • Plant grows up to 24’’ (61 cm) wide
  • Spacing – 36” (90 cm)
  • Maintenance – Low
  • Watering – Low, Average
  • Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining)
  • Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral
  • Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C
  • Propagation by Stem and Seeds.
  • Season – Spring, Summer and Winter
  • Characteristics: Cut Flowers, Evergreen and Showy.
  • Toxic to humans and animals



Hi there! By profession I am a Mechanical Engineer; though, I have a keen interest in gardens, plants and succulents. I hope you like my articles on beautiful succulents and plants. Happy  Gardening!!!

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