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We remove some of the soil when we ship. There are usually no issues with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. When you receive your plants, put them into a pot with moist soil. Give the roots opportunity to reachdown for water. Please check to see if your plants should be watered at the time of year you purchase. Some don't get a lot of water in winter and some not a lot of water in summer. How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater. Water well and allow your plants to dry out. The photos on our website represent what plants look like when growing. We are not selling the plant in the photo. Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be one large plant or more than one plant. Plants grow at a different pace and different sizes so if you order 2 plants coming out of the same size pot, they may not be the same size.
Adenias are caudiciforms and have a big woody stem which is called caudex. Most cuttings do not produce a caudex so it is best to propagate by seeds. Adenias are either male or female so one of each is required to produce seeds. They come from Africa and Madagascar so they like to be kept over 40 degrees fahrenheit. Their sap is poisonous, and they should be handled with caution, particularly when pruning. Adenias caudex, (thick stem) is where they store water. Water in spring when foliage appears to be growing. Don't be alarmed if you lose foiage in fall and winter, cut back watering at this time. ..