Frithia pulchra - Fairy Elephants Feet - Window Plant
The top of window plant's leaves is composed of transparent cells, through which the sunlight can reach the inside of the leaf. Only there the sunlight is assimilated. One of nature's most unique processes.
Just as their relatives, the living stones, frithia originates from the rock and scree deserts of south-west Africa.
English name: Window Plant - Fairy Elephants Feet
Botanical name: Frithia pulchra
Origin: South-West Africa
Age: approx. 2 years
Total height: 6-8cm
Placement: light and warm spot near a window
can be placed outside during summer, yet needs to be slowly accustomed to the bright sun
Water: summer: no more that once a week
winter: in its restingphase water considerably less - or, when it a cold room, not at all.
In any case: only water again after the the soil has dried completely
Fertilization: In summer every 3-4 weeks - in winter don't fertilize at all