Tiger Jaws Succulent

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  • Easy Care Succulent
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Cactus Potting Mix
  • Mature Height 6 Inches 

Tiger Jaws has scary-looking toothed leaves that are actually very smooth and pliable. This extremely slow-growing succulent makes a great addition to your succulent collection. Gardeners of all skill levels will enjoy the contrast between the heavily textured leaves and the colorful blooms in the fall. Also known as Faucaria tigrina, this succulent is native to the drier parts of South Africa and grows among rock hillsides on very well-drained and nutrient-poor soil. 

Best Locations For Growing Tiger Jaws Succulent

Tiger Jaw is a sweet little plant for placing on a bright windowsill or shelf as part of a collection. Humidity levels are not crucial since this succulent likes a drier atmosphere. Grow this succulent where it can be seen from the top. The whorls of leaves make interesting patterns as they grow.

Tiger Jaws Succulent Sunlight Requirements

Bright light is always the first choice for growing succulents. Lower light levels are tolerated for small amounts of time. Eventually, the leaves and stems will reach toward any light available and become leggy and overgrown. Tiger jaws are hardy down to USDA growing zones 9-11 and like to spend summers outdoors in cooler zones. Make sure to bring the plant inside before nighttime temperatures reach 50 degrees F.

Tiger Jaws Succulent Care

Use potting soil formulated for cacti and succulents. The extra sand or perlite in the mix makes drainage fast and improves air circulation around the roots. No regular maintenance is required to keep Tiger Jaws Succulent looking good. Repotting is not necessary on a regular basis. When new offsets form, they can be removed and planted in their own pots. 

Watering Tiger Jaws Succulent

Succulents store water in their leaves and are very drought tolerant. Watering needs to be carefully gauged to prevent overwatering. Let the pot dry out completely between watering sessions and water from the bottom of the pot using a basin of water at room temperature. Let the pot sit in the water until the surface of the soil appears wet. Drain the pot well and place it back into the growing position.

Feeding Tiger Jaws Succulent

A liquid fertilizer formulated for cacti and succulents is perfect for year-round use. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended dosage, and water it in once every two months.

Tiger Jaws Succulent Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6 inches
Mature Spread: 6 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Light Green
Temperature: 70° - 90°F (21° - 32°C)
Humidity: Moderately Dry - Average
Common Name: Tiger Jaws Succulent
Other Name(s): Tiger Jaws, Shark Jaws
Scientific Name: Faucaria tigrina
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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