The popular genus Faucaria is found in the Eastern Cape Province into the Little and Great Karoo of the Western Cape Province. The genus is characterized by its triangular, mottled leaves, the margins of which have rows of soft teeth that curve inward. Flower color ranges from yellow to white and even pink. The various species make excellent pot subjects and have been cultivated in Europe for over three hundred years. All species are active in summer. Some species, such as F. tigrina, are quite hardy, while others can be prone to stem rot. Plants are easily propagated by seed.