Project Description

Faucaria tigrina

Tiger’s Jaw

“Tiger’s Jaw” has thick, green leaves that have a triangular shape. The “teeth” along its edges are used to collect moisture. If it receives enough light, you can see large yellow flowers during the day in the fall and winter.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 3″ (8 cm) tall

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets and seeds

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”

The leaves of “Tiger’s Jaw” may seem sharp, but are actually quite soft. They turn a deep purple when given enough sunlight.

Watering

“Tiger’s Jaw” has typical water needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Pairs Well With

Haworthia concolor

How to Propagate Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”

Faucaria tigrina grows many offsets, making it easy to propagate and share with friends and neighbors.

Offsets

“Tiger’s Jaw” will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting in well-draining soil.

Seeds

If propagating from seed, sow in a well-draining soil in the fall. You can grow Faucaria seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light.

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