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Another succulent found in a greenhouse without a tag in the Gobi desert, though likely originating elsewhere in the world.

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And with Bamboo's ID, I found an example online of this plant flowering.

Isuzu jade plant in flower

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It is Fenestraria aurantiaca, commonly known as Baby Toes - they sometimes have quite pinkish tinges round the edges. Native to South Africa https://shopaltmanplants.com/products/fenestraria-aurantiaca-baby-toes.

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  • Isuzu jade seems to the other name. – Graham Chiu Aug 15 '18 at 0:13
  • I guess it's a Fenestraria because it's a window plant where light enters the window and causes internal photosynthesis? – Graham Chiu Aug 16 '18 at 1:57
  • Yep- from the Latin 'fenestra' - still in use to an extent today, fenetre in French, fenestration for windows generally in English and so on... – Bamboo Aug 16 '18 at 10:00
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Correctly identified above. They flower (in North America) fairly profusely in late winter/spring. They flower over a period of weeks. They need a fair amount of water and plenty of sun. They spread pretty quickly for a succulent. I've had a few and enjoyed them. There are pink, white and yellow flowered variants.

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  • What temperatures range? – Graham Chiu Aug 16 '18 at 22:54
  • Good question. I've always had mine outside in Phoenix, AZ. It gets down into the mid-20s F (4 C) for short periods during winter and up above 110 F (43 C) in summer. They are fairly hardy, but there is probably more specific information online. I've always been more of a cactus guy with a few succulents. Fenesteria are generally quite available in my area. – Tim Nevins Aug 17 '18 at 13:42

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