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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.|
Adromischus cristatus is aka the Crinkle-Leaf Plant. It is a slow grower from South Africa. It has 1 to 2 inch long branching stems with dense reddish aerial roots and upright triangular pale green 1 to 2 inch long by 1/2 to 1 inch wide leaves that are covered in tiny hairs. Interesting yet inconspicuous green tubular flowers have reddish white flared out petal tips on 8 inch long stems in spring. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil and water regularly to occasionally especially during the growth season from spring to fall. Hardy to 25 F. This is one of the easiest of the Adromischus to grow and can actually be grown in the ground here in coastal California, unlike others in the genus that are necessarily restricted to growing in pots. They are easily propogated as you can see in photo below. One healthy leave can create a new plant. They require bright light to look their best. Water when the soil is dry not allowing the soil to be dry for too long. I like to propagate by putting leaves on top of the soil and of course by taking cuttings.