About Fenestraria Rhopalophylla / Baby Toes(4 inches)
Fenestraria Rhopalophylla, commonly known as Baby Toes, is a succulent plant belonging to the Aizoaceae family and Fenestraria genus. F. Rhopalophylla is recognized for its fleshy, cylindrical-shaped green leaves with transparent tips, allowing light to penetrate the leaves to aid photosynthesis. The plant forms a compact clump of rosettes that stay relatively small, growing to a height of about 2 inches. During the flowering season, late winter or early spring, the plant produces small, daisy-like white or yellow flowers that emerge from the center of the rosette. This plant is a popular choice for rock gardens, popular as a houseplant due to its unique appearance, and it is known for its unusual leaf shape and texture, which resemble a baby's tiny toes.
How to care for Fenestraria Rhopalophylla / Baby Toes
Sun/Location: Like most soft succulents, Baby Toes prefer bright, indirect light or partial shade. Place F. Rhopalophylla in a location where it can receive four to six hours of indirect sunlight per day, such as an east or west-facing window. Direct sunlight harms the succulent plant and causes sunburn or scorch marks on the leaves. Provide shade cloth or protection during the hottest part of hot summer months or areas. Wrap cute baby succulents with horticultural fleece or a hessian blanket to keep frost in harsh winter.
Soil/Pot: F. Rhopalophylla requires a well-draining succulent soil mix that is slightly sandy and with good drainage capacity. Blend coarse sand, potting soil, and perlite or pumice into potting soil at a 1:1:1 ratio. Repot when it outgrows the current container. When repotting, remove any dead or damaged roots to prevent fungal diseases.
Watering: F. Rhopalophylla, like most succulent plants, has low to moderate watering needs. Let the potting soil dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. F. Rhopalophylla prefers to be watered from the bottom rather than above, as water droplets on the leaves can cause rot. Once watering a week during the growing season and once every two to three weeks during the dormant season is recommended. It is always better on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering. Click here to learn the way of bottom water succulents.
Humidity: F. Rhopalophylla can tolerate a wide range of humidity levels but she prefers a dry, arid environment. Higher humidity levels can lead to fungal diseases and rot. Provide good air circulation around the indoor succulent to prevent moisture buildup. The plant may benefit from occasional misting if the air is too dry. Placing a bottle of water near the plant increases humidity levels in extremely dry weather. Click here to learn how humidity affects succulents.
Primary color: Grey, Silver
Secondary color: Blue, Blue-green, Pink
Cold hardiness: Zone 9a-11b(From 20F to 50F)
Product format: 4" pot
Suitability: Balcony, Window, Rock Garden, Container, Terrariums
Propagation: Leaf, Cutting, Beheading
Special characteristics: Easy to propagate, Low maintenance, Pet Safe