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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.
Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa are caudiciforms that form a large caudex. They are somewhat rare at this time. Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa need to be kept warm in winter. When they begin to produce leaves in spring/summer give them plenty of water. They have a white flower about 1 ½ “ in diameter. This plant is in the squash family, Cucurbitaceae. Like most squash, cucumbers, gourds or melons, it likes lots and lots of water during warm weather, and is accustomed to growing under other plants, vining up into them. It does have a caudex, but that is for surviving the cool dry season, not the hot growing season. Treat it like a zucchini plant. Make sure after watering, that the soil is actually wet. Many potting soil mixes will have only the surface wet, with water running down the outside of the root ball, and most of the soil dry. Run your finger into the soil 15 minutes after watering to check.