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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.
Alluaudia procera, native to Madagascar, is a very unusual xerophytic plant with whiplike branches ascending from a basal trunk. These branches have conical thorns and very succulent, ovate green leaves to 1.5" in length. In habitat, these stems have been known to reach 45' in height, but in cultivation, to 15' in height is more common. Sprays of small white flowers appear from the apical growing tip during May and June. Excellent landscape plant. Cold and drought tolerant. Requires very porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.