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Frithia pulchra 'Fairy Elephant's Feet'

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Size: 2"

The Frithia pulchra, commonly known as 'Fairy Elephant's Feet', is a charming and distinctive succulent that brings an element of whimsical beauty to any plant collection. Originating from the rocky grasslands of South Africa, this petite plant is renowned for its unique, windowed leaves that resemble the soles of an elephant's feet, allowing it to adeptly adapt to its harsh, sun-drenched habitat. The translucent tips of its leaves are designed to facilitate photosynthesis even while partially buried under the soil, a fascinating adaptation to its natural environment.

Reaching only about 5-6 cm in height, 'Fairy Elephant's Feet' forms a compact, low-growing rosette that can spread up to 8 cm in width. The leaves are thick, fleshy, and finger-like, with a soft green hue that may turn to a pinkish blush when the plant is happily stressed under the right conditions, such as cool temperatures or drought. During late winter to early spring, if given ample sunlight, it surprises with delicate, magenta flowers that emerge on slender stalks, contrasting beautifully against its succulent leaves.

Ideal for beginners and succulent aficionados alike, Frithia pulchra requires minimal care, thriving on neglect. It prefers a well-draining soil mix, bright indirect light, and infrequent watering, making it a perfect addition to windowsills, rock gardens, or as a striking companion in mixed succulent displays. With its drought-resistant nature and striking appearance, 'Fairy Elephant's Feet' is not just a plant but a conversation starter, adding a touch of fairy-tale magic to your home or office space.


Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 2"

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