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Faucaria tigrina

unusual mauve / purple flower and gren leaves of grevillea dorothy gordon on dark background

Faucaria tigrina IMG 6028 - This succulent plant might look spiny, but its jagged edges, which have earned it the common name of 'Tiger's Jaw', are not sharp and spiny. Originating from arid regions of the African continent, it is drought tolerant and will happily grow in any sunny position, providing the soil in which it is planted is relatively sandy and has good drainage. One of the photographer's well-worn boots became an unusual container in which to grow the plant that produces showy bright yellow flowers, and a little moss that colonised the leather boot gave it a very lived-in appearance.

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