One of the most sought after species, Fenestraria ‘Fireworth’ has large brightly coloured flowers. This is one of the ‘Baby Toes’ succulents and forms a clump of small leaves or ‘bodies’ over time.
Fenestraria ‘Fireworth’ Care
In a well drained soil and good sun the are a relatively easy care plant. They are in active growth during autumn, winter through to early spring. It is during active growth that they require watering. In summer they are dormant and require much less watering.
The appoint of water required will depend on climate, as a rule allow the growing medium to dry between waterings.
In cooler climates full sun is suitable, in warmer climates with hot dry summers, protection from the hot afternoon sun will be needed.
The easiest method of propagation by division of established clumps. Propagation from seed is also possible.
- Botanical Name – Fenestraria Rhopalophylla Aurantiaca Fireworth
- Common Name – Fenestraria ‘Fireworth’.
- Family – Aizoaceae
- Origins – Coastal South Africa to Namibia
- Height – To around 2 – 3cm.
- Spread – Clump forming
- Growth rate – Medium.
- Position – Light shade.
- Soil – Free draining sandy.
- Flowers – Orange to Yellow.
- Flowering Time – Autumn
- Foliage – Blue green.
- Frost tolerant – Best protected from frosts
- Drought tolerant – Yes