Faucaria Tigrina

Faucaria Tigrina

Family

Aizoaceae

Origin

South Africa

Environment

They need Bright light with some direct sun with good drainage. With a little shade they will do just fine even with extreme heat, although they do stop growing then, and they need water every few days.

Description

Faucaria tigrina is a small succulent clamp-forming perennial, up to 6 inches tall. Tiger's Jaw is a very handsome plants with soft white teeth along the edges. The spines that edge the pairs of speckled leaves look like the teeth of a ferocious tiger. The flowers are large, up to 2 inch in diameter, silky in shape and yellow in color.

Their low-growing habit and unusual leaves make a spectacular addition to a succulent dish garden. In the garden they slowly sucker growing in a circle larger and larger until they come up upon another plant making a unique carpet of plant completely covering the ground.

Landscape Uses

Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping