Faucaria Tigerina is a small clamp-forming perennial succulent with light green, triangular, fleshy leaves. These leaves turn a bit purple in shade when subjected under strong sunlight. Around the leaves’ edges are teeth-like projections that highly resemble the mouth of a tiger. The flowers are yellow with silky texture.
Scientific Name: Faucaria Tigrina 'Tiger's Jaw'
Origin: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Plant Type: Succulent
Propagation: The rosettes can readily be used as cuttings.
Growth Habit: Low forming
Light: Partial to full sunlight
Water: This plant needs a good drainage system with the proper soil medium. Water this plant one to two times a week. Just make sure that the soil is not too damp or else the roots will rot. However, make sure that the soil will not stay dry for too long or the stems and the rosettes will die.
Zone: 9 to 11
Temperature: This plant mostly thrives during the spring and fall seasons. It will do perfectly fine in some shade even if it is subjected to extreme heat.
Fertilizer: This is not a plant that needs intensive fertilization. Therefore, fertilize this only during the start of the growth season for best results.
Tips: Repot this plant every two to three years or every time it outgrows its containers. The small roots of the succulents can make them ideal for shallow containers. Ensure that the pots have drainage holes.