Faucaria tigrina 25 Seeds - Tiger's Jaw

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Faucaria tigrina, commonly known as tiger's or shark's jaw, is a small perennial succulent in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. F. tigrina is native to South Africa and is found growing in rocky soils. Faucaria tigrina measures 6 inches tall at maturity with succulent triangle shaped green leaves. Each leaf is lined with prominent fleshy spine-like bumps on the margins that resemble a tiger or shark's mouth open, giving this species its common name. Outside of a pot this species tends to clump profusely. This species blooms in fall and winter with yellow daisy-like flowers that measure up to 2 inches in diameter. F. tigrina is grown as an ornamental plant for its unique morphology and drought tolerance. This species grows best in full sun to partial shade sitting in well draining soil. Water adequately during summer and keep dry during winter as the species is prone to rot. Allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings. USDA plant hardiness zones 9a through 11b.

Faucaria tigrina seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not remain soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain humidity are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well-draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown directly on top of the potting mixture and lightly covered with a thin layer of sand or potting mix, just enough to cover the seeds. Germinating pots should be kept indoors, out of extreme light and heat. Ideal germination temperatures range from 70°F to 80°F. Germination typically takes 3 to 6 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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