“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.
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.
“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
How to Propagate Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”
Faucaria tigrina grows many offsets, making it easy to propagate and share with friends and neighbors.
“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.
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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