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Faucaria tigrina “Tiger Jaws”

Price: $5.50

Sku: 0850116
2.5

DESCRIPTION

Put your ear next to Faucaria tigrina and you might just hear a faint roar. Faucaria tigrina (tiger jaws), native to South Africa, forms rosettes of thick, fleshy triangular grayish-green leaves. Leaves are covered with white dots upon close inspection and have many recurved soft translucent teeth along the margins. Large silky yellow flowers in the afternoon during the autumn months.The genus Faucaria is part of the family Aizoaceae, which includes the various forms of plants known as ice plants and those known as mimicry plants. Prefers a soil with less organic material; extra pumice or perlite provides excellent drainage essential to these type of plants. Somewhat frost tolerant, but protection is advisable to prevent scarring.

SURVIVE & THRIVE

Recommended pairings: Coming soon
Bloom time: Fall
Size: To 4 inches high and wide
Plant in porous soil with excellent drainage
Provide bright light (extra shade in summer OK)
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a (20-25° F)


APPEARANCE

Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.