Is this a kind of Fenestraria? On the store label it says Lithops, but I've bought mis-labeled plants before.

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  • Fenestram is Latin for window. It's where this plant's Genus gets its name in reference to the clear widows at the apex of each "leaf".
    – Brenn
    Dec 3, 2016 at 1:29

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You're right, I think it probably is Fenestraria rather than Lithops, most likely F. rhopalophylla, image here.

F. rhopalophylla

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    Thank you. Now I have to wait to see the colour of the flowers. If they will be white, it belongs to Fenestraria rhopalophylla subsp. rhopalophylla, if they will be yellow, it belongs to Fenestraria rhopalophylla subsp. aurantiaca. Using your answer I have checked on wikipedia and I have found that it also might be Frithia pulchra, bearing pink-mauve flowers. So I guess I have to wait for the flowers no matter what.
    – Alina
    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:39
  • @AlinaMitroi - I'm pretty sure its not Frithia pulchra - the 'window' on the top of the stems is more heart shaped, and the stems are darker green. Otherwise,yep, could be one or other of the subspecies of Fenestraria... its a nice plant, even if its not Lithops!
    – Bamboo
    Dec 5, 2016 at 23:59

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