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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.
Aeonium tabulaeforme is a Canary Island Aeonium that grows nearly flattened to the ground in a round whorl of many lime green ciliate leaves (edged in soft hairs). In habitat, these plants look like flying saucers scattered all around the terrain. Can grow to nearly 20" in diameter. Thiis is a cristate form that produces fan-shaped growth, rather than the "flying saucers". Rather than the leaves growing from one central apical meristem (growing tip), the apical meristem has "gone crazy", growing laterally in a fan shape and leaves are produced all along this fan-shape. Cristate forms generally occur when injury occurs to the plant at a young age (this damage can be due to insects eating the growing tip, or from many other causes, including a genetic predisposition). In reaction to the "injury", the cells at the tip of the branch where growth occurs begin to multiply at a much faster rate and the normal growing tip "goes crazy", creating fantastic whorls and fans. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. As Aeoniums are summer dormant it is preferable to provide cool shade during dormancy. Protect from frost.