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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 reach down 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.
Aloe saponaria is also known as Orange Soap Aloe - Low growing succulent w/spotted leavess to 18" tall spreading to 2'+ w/orange fall flowers. Full sun/ light shade. Drought tolerant. 25-30 degrees F. Widespread in the ARID regions from Eastern Cape Province of South Africa to Zimbabwe and Botswana. Soap aloe grows in a (usually) stemless clumping rosette, that often overgrown in succulent gardens. The main rosette gets up to 30/45cm tall and just as wide. The lance shaped leaves are thick pale green spotted (with linear spots- almost streaked) foliage sometimes has reddish tinge and 25-30 cm long. The leaf margins have prominent dark brown teethare armed with prominent dark brown teeth. Throughout much of the summer, soap aloe sends up a purplish elegantly elaborate candelabrum-like stalk about 60/90 m tall, bearing showy yellow, orange or red flowers (first bloom is best). Flowers are often, but not always branched and flower head is a flatted globe in shape. Individual flowers are 5-7cm long.