Faucaria is a genus of around 33 species of succulent subtropical plants of the family Aizoaceae. The name comes from the Latin word "fauces" (= animal mouth) because of the appearance of leaves. They come from South Africas Cape Province and the Karoo desert. Small plants of 8 cm diameter, with thick triangular leaves. On the edges of the leaves there are upright teeth in opposite pairs that looks like an animal mouth. It may become bushy. The plants are light green, turning purple in the event of strong sunshine.
Smallish gaping leaves resemble the jaws of a tiger with large yellow flowers.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Spring
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