Faucaria tigrina Tigers Jaw
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Faucaria tigrina Tiger’s Jaw

Faucaria tigrina

Tiger’s Jaw

"Tiger’s Jaw" has fleshy green leaves, that form an unusual bunch of boat-shaped leaves. It has teeth along its leaves edges, that are used to absorb moisture. It is a light-loving plant. It should be grown in full sunlight or partial shade. During its active growth seasons, i.e. fall and winter, it grows beautiful large yellow flowers.

Its leaves are dark-green or grey-green color, with small white dots on its outer area.

Key Features

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Grows in Spring and Fall

  • Grows up to 3″ (8 cm) tall

  • Non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Not cold hardy

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Propagation by offsets and seeds

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

    Use regular succulent watering methods. Don't know? Learn how to water succulents easily.

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20 °F | -6.7 °C)

Details about Faucaria tigrina "Tiger’s Jaw"

General Care for Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”

Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw” may seem dangerous, especially its leaves edges. But in fact, they are very soft. It is a light-loving plant. So place it where it gets enough sunlight. When it gets enough light, it grows some beautiful large yellow flowers. Its active growth seasons are Spring and Fall. So pay extra attention to watering and fertilizing (if you wish).


Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw” does not require any special watering schedule. You can use the same succulents watering method just like for other succulents plants. It is best to water when the soil is completely dry. Otherwise, its roots may rot in wet soil.

Where to Plant

If you live in a colder environment, where temperature can go below 20 °F (-6.7 °C), You should plant Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw” in a container. (use DIY succulent soil for the container). Because it is not cold hardy, so you'll be able to bring it inside in winter.

This succulent needs more sunlight. So plant where it gets about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”

Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw” can be propagated with cuttings or seeds. The stem cutting is preferable as it's better and easier to care for.

Propagate by Offsets

Faucaria tigrina "Tiger's Jaw" produces small offsets around its base. Simply pull these offsets and plant them in well-draining soil.

Remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. I have mentioned that at the last in how often to water succulents guide.

Propagate by Seeds

To grow by seeds, place the seeds in well-draining succulent soil. Water them when the soil dries out. If you are not living in a cooler area, you can place the seeds outdoor, otherwise, do it indoors with grow lights.

Seeds sowing should be in the active growth seasons, better in Fall.

Pairs Well With

Haworthia concolor

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