Faucaria tigrina aka Tiger Jaws 4" Live Succulent
Faucaria tigrina aka Tiger Jaws 4" Live Succulent

Faucaria tigrina aka Tiger Jaws 4" Live Succulent

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This is for one succulent plant growing in a 4" container shipped bare root. It may not be the exact succulent but it will be very similar to the pictures.

Available for local pickup in New River Arizona (North of Phoenix) or shipping within the United States. Shipping is done Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday so plants don't get stuck at the Post Office over the weekend.

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Origin and Habitat: Faucaria tigrina is narrow endemic at the edge of Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Four known locations remain after many subpopulations declined due to urban expansion around Grahamstown. Subpopulations are small, fragmented and continue to decline.
Habitat and ecology: This species grows in mountain renosterveld in Albany Thicket, Savanna on open sandstone patches in a dark clayish soil with a low pH (pH 4.7-5.7). The many white-coloured flecks on the often reddish leaves resemble the lichens and reddish rocks in its natural surroundings. Rainfall around 27 inches per year (Grahamstown). This species continues to decline because of cultivation, overgrazing and urbanisation.
Description: Faucaria tigrina is a compact clump-forming succulent perennial, rosette, usually stemless (but can builds short woody stems with age). The species was discovered as early as 1790 (Bolus 1927), probably because of its accessibility. Faucaria tigrina is a compact, crowded and distinctly flecked plant having 9-10 teeth with long bristles on the short leaves.
Leaves: Thick, up to 2" long, 1 inch wided, very crowded, pressed against each other, more or less erect, green to grey-green, turning to bluish purple, triangular to ovate-rhomboid in upper half lowest half of leaves square, sharply keeled at top and toothed. Margins and keel whitish. Teeth along each edge, with soft translucent slightly recurved backwards bristles, making them look like open jaws. Epidermis slightly rough with a profusion of white dots upon close inspection and with a rounded interface, confluent into larger flecks, often arranged in curved lines towards keel, minute white dots absent.
Flowers: Numerous, silky yellow, up to 2" wide, attractive daisy like, appearing from the centre of the rosette.
Blooming: They need bright sun to open, open around noon and close at night.
Note: Faucaria tigrina clumps more than the plants in the Faucaria felina group and has often a reddish tinge and a higher number of teeth (which are long and bristly). The more conspicuous spotting also separates this species from Faucaria felina, which has less erect leaves.

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