Avonia Quinaria (Anacampseros quinaria)

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Say hello to Avonia Quinaria, also known as Anacampseros Quinaria or the Sand Rose. This sweet succulent comes from Southern Africa and has stolen hearts with its cute rosette shape, fancy leaf patterns, and color-changing magic. Let’s explore what makes Avonia Quinaria cool, how to look after it, and why everyone loves having it in their succulent collection.

Appearance and Features

Avonia Quinaria is a small succulent that stays close to the ground. It forms tight circles of chubby, triangle-shaped leaves. These leaves are usually green but can turn pink, purple, or red, depending on where they hang out and how much sunlight they get.

Plant Physical Part of Avonia Quinaria Image

What makes it special is the pretty leaf patterns and bright colors. It also has small, star-shaped flowers in pink or white that make it even more beautiful when it blooms.

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Cultivation and Care

Cultivating Avonia Quinaria requires attention to specific requirements to ensure its optimal growth and well-being. Consider the following tips for successful cultivation:

Lighting: Provide the Sand Rose with bright, indirect sunlight. It thrives in a location that receives at least six hours of indirect sunlight daily. Please protect it from the midday sun, especially in warmer climates, to prevent leaf burn.

Temperature and Hardiness: Avonia Quinaria prefers moderate temperatures between 10-27°C. It is best grown indoors or in a controlled environment in colder climates. It is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from freezing temperatures.

Watering: This succulent has low to moderate water requirements. Watering partially, or water deeply but infrequently. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensuring proper drainage is crucial. Pay attention to its soil dryness before watering to avoid your succulent staying wet.

Soil and Potting: Use a well-draining soil mix specifically formulated for succulents and cacti. Ensure the container has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

Propagation: You can make more Avonia Quinaria plants in two ways: by cutting a piece of the stem or by taking baby plants that pop up near the main one. Before planting them, let the cut or baby plant dry a bit. Then, put them in good soil. Give them light, but not direct sunlight, and be careful with watering until they grow strong roots.

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Richard Miller – Succulent City


Avonia Quinaria is a real gem in the succulent crew. It’s small, with cool leaf patterns and bright colors. People love having it in their succulent collection because it’s cute and tough.

Alongside Avonia Quinaria, we also introduce to our readers the Avonia Papyracea (Anacampseros papyracea), also from the Avonia family. Read more about the previous and the next plant by following the links below:

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