- Easy Care
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
- Below Average Watering Needs
- Cacti and Succulent Soil
- Mature Height 3 Inches
The charming Baby Toes (Fenestraria rhopalophylla) succulent, also known as window plant, features densely packed clusters of club-like leaves that are reminiscent of little toes. They are low maintenance and fun to watch grow. Under ideal growing conditions, Baby Toes plants can produce white or yellow flowers. Interestingly, the active growing period for this succulent is during the fall, winter and spring. They are dormant during the summer months. Baby Toes is native to Namibia and South Africa.
Best Locations For Growing Baby Toes Succulent
Baby Toes succulent is a great addition to any collection. Place it on a windowsill, on a desk with a grow lamp, or any tight space like a shelf or side table. The best location for this succulent is near a window that receives plenty of bright sunlight. Light from a south-facing window would be ideal for this plant. Baby Toes also looks nice when planted with or placed next to other succulents and cacti.
Baby Toes Succulent Sunlight Requirements
In order for Baby Toes to thrive, provide the plant with plenty of bright light. This plant requires a minimum of six to eight hours of bright light for vigorous growth. Baby Toes prefers a spot near a south-facing window in order to receive the brightest light.
Baby Toes Succulent Care
Use a sandy, well-draining potting mix for Baby Toes. You can blend a succulent soil yourself by mixing equal parts pumice, perlite, coarse sand, and potting soil. This type of soil will allow the plant to dry out more quickly. These plants appreciate dry, hot climates.
Watering Baby Toes Succulent
Only water this drought-tolerant plant if the soil is completely dry. You can tell if your Baby Toes needs water if you see the tips of the leaves getting wrinkly. When you see wrinkles, give your plant a long drink of water until you see drips coming out of the pot’s drainage hole. These plants are dormant in the summer, so water them sparingly during this time.
Feeding Baby Toes Succulent
Baby Toes succulents are sensitive to over-fertilization. Although they don’t require regular fertilization, you can fertilize them during their growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength to help encourage strong growth. The active growing period for Baby Toes is fall through spring.
Baby Toes Succulent Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 3 inches|
|Mature Spread: 6 inches|
|Flower Color(s): White, Yellow|
|Flower Shade/Description: White or Yellow|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Green|
|Temperature: Above 65 °F (Above 18)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Baby Toes Succulent|
|Other Name(s): Baby Toes|
|Scientific Name: Fenestraria aurantiaca, Fenestraria rhopalophylla|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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