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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.
Astrophytum myriostigma is found in Mexico in mountainous terrain at 6000' in altitude. This plant is basically globular, becoming more columnar with age. Spines are usually not present; rather the body is densely flocked with white "scales" which give the plant an overall silver or white appearance. Flowers are yellow and appear in summer. Astrophytums require bright light with ample airflow. It is essential that the soil is very porous, with excellent drainage, as can be achieved by the addition of extra pumice or perlite. Water thoroughly when dry during the active growing season. Protect from frost. Astrophytum are cactus but don't have spines. They will thrive in partial shade to full sun. Water sparingly and in winter keep dry at a temperature between 46-50 degrees F Astrophytum are cactus but don't have spines. They will thrive in partial shade to full sun. Water sparingly and in winter keep dry at a temperature between 46-50 degrees F