Are my Babytoes succulent dying?

by Kristy
Bought this about a week ago thought I could work with it as far as getting it healthy again. I see little improvement. Can you tell me if its dying or if it still has a chance?
Thank you!
Unique succulent Babytoes
Uniqueculent Babytoes
  9 answers
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Mar 27, 2014
    The soil looks completely dried out. Winter is the time when this succulent grows (it's native to South Africa), so it needs some water now. And it needs as much light as you can possible give it. I'm tagging @Drought Smart Plants, our resident succulent expert, to see what thoughts she has.
  • Kristy Kristy on Mar 27, 2014
    Thank you
  • Debra Anderson Debra Anderson on Jun 25, 2014
  • Myrna Engle Myrna Engle on Jun 25, 2014
    I've grown many succulents just by laying the leaf on sphagnum and a bit of soil. Find a firm or normal feeling leaflet or toe, lay it down sideways. Give it a few days for the end to dry or scab over. Then start adding a drink of water each day or two. This has to be extremely well drained. Keep watching. A tiny plant will form at the end. When it is a copy of original then pot it up the same as other succulents. It will be tiny but you will still have the plant.
  • Drought Smart Plants Drought Smart Plants on Sep 22, 2014
    Thanks for the tag, Douglas - this is one plant that I've never grown, but I know that they need lots of light. This poor creature is sadly drawn and etiolated. I don't know if there is any hope for it. This link has more information about it and you could look it up too by its proper botanical name of Fenestraria;
  • Rhonda Davis Rhonda Davis on Oct 08, 2014
    Try misting it daily; even a slow dunk in a sink of tepid water might help. I have a small dish and I keep it in the kitchen so it gets filtered sunlight most mornings. Do not let it disk too long or get too wet. Water should drsinpdry off it within 24 hours. Best of lick.
  • Sherry Venegas Sherry Venegas on Nov 07, 2014
    Water and let dry out before watering again. Yep, more sun and maybe some new cactus soil in a bigger pot for new growth. I have mine in full sun and well draining soil. It keeps growing under southern Calif. sun.
  • Charlotte Belange Charlotte Belange on Jan 03, 2015
    it may need to be put in a bigger pot but not to big. Good luck Char B Yelm,WA
  • Janie Janie on Aug 08, 2020

    They need water - the wrinkled toes is a clear sign.