Written by Maggie
Feb 19 2021
Pebbled Tiger jaws, also called Faucaria tuberculosa, is a fleshy genus of Chrysanthemum, native to South Africa, with intergrowing leaves, gray whiskers and nodular protruding leaves.The environment is favorable and the yellow flowers bloom in autumn.
The plant height of Pebbled Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tuberculosa) is 4-5 cm, the plant width is 8-10 cm, and it belongs to a small fleshy body. Its leaves are opposite to each other and the shape is an oblate plate. The surface is green, the dorsal surface is raised, and the margin is bordered by 6 to 7 pairs of fleshy teeth, and there are grey-white inverted whiskers. The leaves of Pebbled tiger jaws have nodular projections.There will be yellow flowers in autumn.
Pebbled tiger jaws (Faucaria tuberculosa) is native to South Africa. It likes warm, dry and sunny environments, and the most suitable growing temperature is 18~24 °C. Pebbled tiger jaws are not cold, drought resistant, and can accept sunshine all day long. The maintenance site is required to be bright and avoid direct exposure to strong light.
Watering: Pebbled tiger jaws (Faucaria tuberculosa) are drought resistant, spring and autumn growing period 2 weeks watering once to keep the basin soil slightly moist, summer high temperature to reduce the amount of watering. Water every 6 weeks in winter and keep the soil dry. Be careful not to wet the base of the leaves when watering.
Illumination: full sunshine, shade in summer. A layer of small gravel can be laid on the surface of the basin soil, which is helpful to raise the temperature of the basin soil and promote flowering.
Fertilizer: Pebbled tiger jaws (Faucaria tuberculosa) prefers fertilizer, and fertilizes once a month during the growing period. The summer Pebbled tiger jaws were in hibernation and fertilizing was suspended.
Replace the pot: Replace the pot every spring. Cut off the base of the withered leaves of Pebbled tiger jaws when replacing the pot.
Diseases and insect pests: Pebbled tiger jaws (Faucaria tuberculosa) common diseases and insect pests are leaf spot disease, scale shell insect. Once found, remove the diseased leaves in time and spray the agent.
Planting: in spring, it will be combined with pot changing. Take the Pebbled tiger jaws (Faucaria tuberculosa) off the pot, cut them from the roots, and plant the small plants to be rooted directly. The plants without roots can be planted in the sand bed first, and then pot them after taking root.
Seeding: spring indoor pot sowing, control the temperature in 22~24℃, 2~3 weeks to germinate.