Tiger JAWS CARE: WHAT IS A TIGER JABS SUCCULENT?
A tiger jaw succulent is a type of succulent which are native to South East Asia. They have a very distinctive appearance with their long, narrow leaves and small white flowers. These plants grow up to 6 feet tall and produce large, round fruits that resemble grapes or pomegranates.
The fruit of a tiger jaw succulent is edible and can be eaten raw or cooked. It’s taste varies from sweet to sour depending on how ripe it is.
Some people like the flavor of the flesh while others prefer its seeds, which they use in recipes such as stuffing and desserts.
HOW TO PREPARE TIGER JAWS COFFEE?
1) Buy a few plants at your local garden center or buy online at Amazon .
2) Plant them in soil that is slightly acidic (4.
5-6). If you don’t have any acid soil, add 1 cup of baking soda per gallon of water to your potting mix.
Mix well and place the pots into the desired location in your garden.
3) Water regularly during the growing season and keep them moist but not wet throughout the winter months.
They need a lot of sun to thrive so make sure they are in an area that has at least 8 hours of direct sunlight.
4) After your plant flowers you will notice a green fruit starting to grow.
The fruit is edible but not very tasty, similar to a kiwi. Some people like it, some people don’t.
Don’t eat the fruit until it turns brown and soft though as it can make you sick.
5) Once you have a good amount of the fruit on your plant you need to start harvesting and preparing it for eating.
Wash the fruit thoroughly and remove any rotten parts. Cut the skin off using a sharp knife.
You can cut it into slices or make cubes out of it for salads or desserts. Add the prepared fruit to glasses of water and place in the fridge until you are ready to eat them.
If you have a lot of fruit to eat, you can freeze it for up to 8 months. Simply cut the flesh into cubes or slices and add to a plastic bags.
Press all the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Label the bag with the date and add it to the freezer.
HOW TO GARDENING?
Tiger Jaws are very easy to grow from cuttings. All you need is a sharp knife and a glass of water. Cut a 4-6inch piece of stem off your plant and strip all the leaves off. Get a glass of water and place the cutting into it. You can put it in direct sunlight but don’t put it in the hot sun as it could fry the cutting. If after a week it hasn’t fallen over and there are roots coming out of the stem, you can plant it into soil.
You can also grow them from seed but that is a little more advanced and not really needed if you are just looking to eat the fruit. Get the seeds out of a ripe fruit and soak them in water for 24 hours.
Plant the seeds in a well draining soil mix and make sure they get lots of sun.
Sources & references used in this article:
Beginner’s Guide to Faucaria by T Glavich – Cactus and Succulent Journal, 2016 – BioOne
Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents: Indoor and Outdoor Projects for Unique, Easy-Care Plants–in All Climates by S Asakawa, J Bagnasco, S Buchanan – 2014 – books.google.com
Those Fascinating Cadi^ and Other Succulent Plants by A BAYNES – The National Cactus and Succulent Journal, 1950 – JSTOR