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Faucaria tuberculosa


Pebbled Tiger Jaws, Knobby Tiger Jaws, Shark's Jaws, Tiger Jaws




Origin:  South Africa.
Family
Aizoaceae
Genus
Faucaria
Species
tuberculosa
Category
Perennials, Tropicals
Synonyms
Mesembryanthemum tuberculosum, Faucaria tubercolosa, Faucaria felina
USDA Hardiness Zone
11
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H1c
Temperature (°C)
5
Temperature (°F)
20
Height
10 - 25 cm
Spread
25 - 35 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
OctoberNovember
Landscape
Among rock gardens, containers, succulent collections, potted indoor or patio plant, or as a specimen.
Cultivation
Plant in well-draining cactus mix, composted mix, loamy or sandy soils in full sun. Repot annually to promote growth.
Shape
Low-mounding.
Growth
Medium
Pests
Scale, mealybugs and aphids.
Habitat
Dry shrublands and rocky outcroppings.
Bark/Stem Description
Smooth glabrous succulent flesh with spotted variegation.
Leaf Description
Fleshy leaves, pinnate, pyramidal, measuring between 5 - 15 cm in length and arranged in a very loose rosette. The upper edges of the leaves are heavily serrated, almost like 'jaws'.
Flower Description
Showy, daisy-like, open cup-shaped flowers are borne at the apex of the plant with up to 200 narrow, lanceolate petals.
Colour Description
Deep green to medium green leaves with pale creamy-white spots and serrations. Buttercup yellow flowers with orange-tipped petals.
Texture Description
Smooth and waxy.
Notable Specimens
Centennial Conservatory, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
By seed or separation of rosettes from parent plants.
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