Are you vibrant, sun-loving and always smiling? This Endangered South African succulent definitely is! Adopt the tiger jaws seed and keep its seed collection alive and safe in the Millennium Seed Bank. A unique and memorable gift for birthdays and other occasions.
Living-up to the line ‘Tiger, tiger burning bright’ from Blake’s famous poem, the Faucaria’s zingy green leaves turn purple in strong sunshine and its vibrant yellow flowers bloom from late summer to early autumn, creating splashes of colour against the striking and speckled leaves. Its fabulous ‘toothy grin’ helps to trap coastal fog and direct moisture down to its roots, this fog provides a precious water source for plants surviving in the subtropical areas of the Eastern Cape.
There are just four populations of this endangered ‘tiger’ left in the wild due to over-grazing and urban development. Thankfully we are working with our partner the South African National Biodiversity Institute to monitor these locations and work with landowners to ensure this toothy tiger smiles on and on.
Your £25 will make a great gift and will help keep the seed of the tiger jaws collection alive and safe in the Millennium Seed Bank.