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Tiger jaws

Faucaria spp.

Also known as

Tiger's chaps, Wolfchop

Faucaria tigrina by Cookie (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H3-H1a

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Tiger jaws

A close up of some green Faucaria leaves with white bumps and projections
A close up of a green Faucaria plant growing in a dry environment
A close up of a yellow Faucaria flower
A close up of some green Faucaria plants with orange flowers

Tiger jaws Overview

Faucaria is a genus containing around 8 evergreen, succulent perennial species in the Aizoaceae family. These plants originate from the Cape Provinces of South Africa, they are small and grow with a clumping habit. They produce triangular, green leaves with prominent teeth along the edges, leaves may have a worty, bumpy texture. Flowers are daisy-like, coloured yellow, white or pink and they tend to appear from summer-autumn.

Common problems with Tiger jaws

How to propagate Tiger jaws

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Tiger jaws

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Drought resistant

Other uses of Tiger jaws

Raised rockery or desert garden