Written by Maggie
Feb 11 2021
Tiger Jaws, scientific name Faucaria tigrina, is a succulent plant of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Pyrimonidae. Tiger Jaws is pleasant to warm and avoid heat, cold, summer dormancy, need shading 50%, frequently spray water and control watering, rain or watering more perishable. Autumn and winter growing seasons need adequate light and proper fertilizer. The leaf shape and color are beautiful and have certain ornamental values. Potted Tiger Jaws can be placed in the TV, computer, can absorb radiation, can also be planted in the room to absorb formaldehyde and other substances, purify the air.
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) is densely clustered, very fleshy, cross opposite, base united, apex triangular, epidermis of leaf margin and dorsal keel process is hard, most leaves have fleshy teeth. The leaf margin of tiger jaws (Faucaria tigrina) has fleshy coarse cilia, flowers are large and sessile, flowers are mostly yellow, dormant in summer.
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) likes warm and avoid hot summer, cold, dormant in summer, and it needs appropriate shade, frequently spray water and control watering, rain or watering more perishable. Autumn and winter Tiger Jaws growing seasons need adequate light and proper fertilizer. Tiger Jaws can be successfully maintained as long as the links of water control, ventilation, shading and fertilizer stop are well mastered in the dormant period of summer.
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) can be used in small pots. The soil is usually sandy with good drainage and ventilation.
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) needs sufficient sunlight. Full sunlight should be given during curing, especially in autumn and winter. Sufficient sunlight is conducive to the growth of Tiger Jaws. But in summer, high temperature weather, to avoid exposure to the sun, the appropriate shading, shading area is about 50%.
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) likes a dry environment, and it is very sensitive to water, and needs sufficient fat water during the growth period. In the summer dormant period, it is necessary to moderate watering, spray more water to the leaf surface, avoid the rain, and water is not too much, which will lead to rot of Tiger Jaws.
The optimum growth temperature of Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) is between 18 ℃ and 24℃. Tiger Jaws is dormant and stops growing during high summer temperatures. In a high temperature environment, to cool down heat dissipation. Tiger Jaws can withstand the low temperature between -5 and 0℃, but the winter overwintering temperature should be above 15℃, especially in northern China, Tiger Jaws should be put indoors for maintenance in winter, pay attention to cold insulation.
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) likes to be dry, and the relative humidity should be kept below 50%, but usually below 40%. Do not put Tiger Jaws on air conditioning radiators in northern areas in winter.
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) does not require much fertilizer, as long as appropriate fertilizer water is applied on a regular basis.
The propagate method of Tiger Jaws is mainly plant division, and it is best to carry out in spring and autumn. Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) is multiplied by splicing. Like other succulent plants, Tiger Jaws is uprooted, robust plants are selected for splicing, cut into several plants, and then transplanted.
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina) is potted for windowsills, bedrooms, balconies or case a few embellishments; Also Tiger Jaws is applicable to the layout of desert special class gardens.