I love weird plants and there is nothing more odd than fenestraria commonly known as “baby toes”. I had been wanting to get my hands on these little toes for sometime. Since I was having trouble finding them locally, I ventured online and purchase this plant from Leaf & Clay. When the plant arrived, I couldn’t be happier (unboxing video here). It was a little bruised after the long journey from California. The toe-like leaves were wrinkled and had lost some of its coloring, but that is to be expected from days of plant travel.
Rule of thumb for plant mail is that you aren’t supposed to water your plant for at least a week maybe even two, but I ignored the rules and gave it a drink. The next day the toes were plumping and the toes were starting to look much healthier.
Fast forward a couple weeks and I had a beautiful flower beginning to bloom and more on the way. The floral surprise provided by this succulent weirdo is the best gift a plant can give its caretaker. Daisy like flowers spring up from among the leaves, opening during the day and closing at night. Fenestraria are low maintenance and surprisingly beautiful making this succulent one of my all time favorites.
- Well draining soil
- Bright light
- Water when leaves look a little wrinkled
- Fertilize in spring with a succulent fertilizer
- Blooms are late summer into fall