Date: 1999 June 17
Anacampseros alstonii is a member of the Portulacaceae and has the typical flowers of the family. This plant is growing in a pot only 2 inches (50 mm) across. It develops a caudex topped by tiny stems covered in tightly packed leaves. Each year some of the stems grow longer and bear terminal short-lived flowers.
You can occasionally see plants with a caudex an inch or two in
diameter, but these plants must be very old, as growth of the caudex is