Plant Care Tiger's Jaw

Tiger's Jaw

4.5 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Tiger's Jaw has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Tiger's Jaw has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Shark's Jaws, tigers jaw and tiger jaws


Faucaria tigrina

How to care for Tiger's Jaw


How often to water your Tiger's Jaw

Water needs for Tiger's Jaw
0.5 cups
every 12

Tiger's Jaw needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Tiger's Jaw

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Tiger's Jaw in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tiger's Jaw: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tiger's Jaw love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Tiger's Jaw does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Tiger's Jaw in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Tiger's Jaw

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tiger's Jaw: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Tiger's Jaw after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Tiger's Jaw

Tiger's Jaw

Tiger's Jaw

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Tiger's Jaw has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Tiger's Jaw has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Tiger's Jaw has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Tiger's Jaw has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Sirliquorice avatar
leaf-1 126 Plants
xp 7,085 XP

Grows flowers faster and more often than anything else I have. At least during the late fall and early winter so far

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Annachromatic avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 675 XP
globe Lincoln, NE

This one will tell you when it needs more water as it gets squishy and sad looking. But it’s a favorite of mine.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Kbeans19 avatar
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 2,450 XP
globe Laredo, TX

He’s just a funky looking plant and I love watching him grow new “jaws”. Soft and bendy means it’s thirsty, and firm means it’s well watered!

Fast grower Fast grower
Honeyyvoiced avatar
leaf-1 60 Plants
xp 6,934 XP
globe Des Plaines, IL

Soft little dude. Easy to care for

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Scurvydog avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 157 XP

Suffers from sudden death syndrome if overwatered

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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