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Faucaria tigrina

Tiger jaws

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen spotted white

Description

Faucaria tigrina (Tiger jaws). An attractive succulent growing to a height of 10cm and a spread of 25cm. The fleshy, triangular to diamond-shaped leaves are pointed. They are covered with white-red dots, and have toothed margins. Large, disc-shaped deep yellow flowers appear in autumn. Is easy to cultivate.

Characteristics

Perennial, Succulent or Cactus

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Indoor

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 6C, they will require full sun and well drained soil. Keep dry in winter and water sparingly in spring.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Over-watering can be a problem.

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