Baby Toes Succulent
Baby Toes Succulent, aka Fenestraria Rhopalophylla, is a charming succulent with columns of greyish-green leaves that are thick and rise out of the soil like little toes, featuring flat windows at the top of each leaf. Native to subtropical desert zones, they are drought tolerant and produce offsets as the clusters of leaves mature and spread.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. This can take up to 4 weeks in an average home environment but it will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions. For them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months.
Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in a terrarium.
If your plant is becoming "leggy" (i.e. stretched out) or the leaves are falling on their sides, your plant may not be receiving enough light. As for watering, although they are drought-tolerant, they still need moisture to refill their storage in their leaves. If the tips on the leaves start to look a bit wrinkled or slightly shrunken, give them a nice drink of water by gently pouring it over and around your plant, until it drips off from the bottom of the pot.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.