Faucaria tigrina: How to Grow and Care for Tiger’s Jaw

Faucaria tigrina Tiger's Jaw

Scientific name: Faucaria tigrina

Common name: Tiger’s Jaw

The leaves of “Tiger’s Jaw” have a triangular shape. The teeth along its edges are used to collect water. If it gets enough light, you can see large yellow flowers in the fall and winter.

Quick Look at Faucaria tigrina

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 3″ (8 cm) tall
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by offsets and seeds
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

General Care for Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”

The leaves of “Tiger’s Jaw” are quite soft. They turn a deep purple when they get enough sunlight.


The water needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant Faucaria tigrina in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”

Faucaria tigrina is easy to grow and share with friends and neighbors.


There will be small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a couple of days before replanting.


In the fall, sow in a well-draining soil. If you live in an area above 9a, you can grow Faucaria seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light.


  1. Faucaria tigrina (Tiger’s Jaw) – Wikipedia

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