…is a very unusual plant from the deserts of South Africa, a "Mimicry" plant, with finger-like leaves in upright clusters. These "fingers" have a translucent "window" at the tip, it
is through this window that the harsh African sunlight is filtered to
enable photosynthesis. In habitat, often only these windows are visible
above the quartz sand. If Baby Toes is not getting enough sun the
translucent window will spread and open to receive more light, changing the look of the plant!
• 10" x 10" • © Lisa Rivas • "Baby Toes"
• watercolor, digital, printed on ricepaper and mounted on canvas
Ten tiny little fingers that always want to play,
that never stop exploring the wonder of today.
Ten tiny little fingers that from the very start,
will reach out for tomorrow yet always hold your heart.