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Knobbled Jaws in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Faucaria tuberculosa

 

Knobbled Jaws

This species is grown commercially for its yellow fruit, but is also an impressive ornamental climbing vine with perhaps the largest flowers of all cacti. It is a South African native succulent. They are small plants which form clumps.

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plant Features
  • Knobbled Jaws likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Knobbled Jaws likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Knobbled Jaws is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Knobbled Jaws likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Knobbled Jaws

Latin name

Faucaria tuberculosa

type

Succulent

family

Aizoaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Knobbled Jaws likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Knobbled Jaws is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Knobbled Jaws likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Knobbled Jaws likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Knobbled Jaws is 0.08meters x 0.10meters 0.08 M 0.10 M

Faucaria tuberculosa

This species is grown commercially for its yellow fruit, but is also an impressive ornamental climbing vine with perhaps the largest flowers of all cacti. It is a South African native succulent. They are small plants which form clumps.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Succulents need good draining soil. When planting in the garden, make sure the area drains well and is not in a hollow that remains wet. Specially prepared cactus soil can be purchased for planting in pots or incorporate sand, gravel or volcanic rock for better drainage. The container you are planting in should have a drainage hole and it is wise to put crushed rock at the bottom before your planting medium.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The most common form of propagation for succulents is called vegetative propagation. This involves cuttings, where several inches of stem with leaves are cut, allowed some time to heal and after healing produce a callus. After a week or so, roots should grow. Another method is division which involves uprooting an overgrown clump and pulling the stems and roots apart. The easiest method is to allow the formation of a callus from a leaf or segment.

 
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