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How to care for a Faucaria Tigrina | Tiger Jaws plantROAR! These succulents get their name from the fact that their leaves look like ferocious jaws ready to chomp on your fingers! (Don't worry, your fingertips are safe, the spines really just want to help collect water!)
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- Every 2 years
- Bright direct or indirect
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Tiger Jaws are native to South Africa. In its natural habitat, it usually grows between rocks.
Tiger Jaws are low air purifying plants.
Tiger Jaws are non-toxic to people and pets.
The worst thing you can do for any succulent is overwater it. Tiger Jaws are no exception. Water only when the top inch of the soil is dry. Do not allow the plant to sit in standing water.
Like any cat, Tiger Jaws enjoy basking in the sun. They like bright direct or indirect light. If they don't get enough light, they'll show you by becoming etiolated (pale and leggy while trying to reach for more light).
Succulents don't need much fertilizer. During the summer, they can be fertilized with a diluted all purpose fertilizer every couple of months.
Tiger Jaws should be repotted when they start to outgrow their pot, which is usually about every 2 years. Make sure to use a well-draining potting soil when repotting.
Tiger Jaws produce pups (offsets), which can be removed and repotted for an endless supply of baby Tiger Jaws. Also, if you're lucky, Tiger Jaws produce delicate yellow flowers that look a bit like a Dandelion.
Tiger Jaws aren't susceptible to a lot of diseases or pests, except, like all succulents, if they are overwatered and develop root rot it will most likely be time to start planning a plant funeral.