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Fenestraria aurantiaca

Fenestraria aurantiaca

Fenestraria aurantiaca

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SKU 010315-1343
Weight 0.31 lbs
Family Aizoaceae
Genus Faucaria
Species aurantiaca
Common Name Baby Toes
Package Size 2.5"
Min. Temp To 32F
Bloom Spring
USDA Zone Zone 9
Exposure Bright Light
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Fenestraria or "Baby Toes" are very unusual plants from the deserts of South Africa. These plants belong to large family of Aizoaceae (synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae), which includes plants known as "Mimicry" plants for their ability to camouflage with their environment. "Baby Toes" have finger-like leaves in upright clusters. Each "finger" has a translucent "window" at the tip, and it is through this window that the harsh African sunlgiht if filtered to enable photosynthesis. In habitat, often only these "windows" are visible above the quartz sand. Prefers a soil with less organic material; extra pumice or perlite provides excellent drainage essential to these type of plants. Requires bright light to prevent "stretching" of the leaves. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Will not tolerate water-logged soils. Somewhat frost tolerant, but protection is advisable to prevent scarring.

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