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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.
Argyroderma, native to South Africa, is a genus that is part of the family Aizoaceae, which includes the various forms of plants known as "Ice Plants" and those known as "Mimicry Plants". This particular plant is one of several species and is basically a silvery blue-green bilobe (two fleshy leaves forming what appears to be a small blue-green Easter egg). Silky flowers appear in autumn, and depending upon the species, can be yellow, majenta, white, pink or purple. Requires very porous soil with less humus or peat moss. Decomposed granite is often an excellent media as it has many trace minerals and is similar to the South African quartz fields where these and others of the "Stone Mimicry" are found growing. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly during growing season. As with Lithops, or any other such extremely succulent (water-filled) plant, it is best to err on the side of too little water than too much water. Protect from frost.