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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.
According to the Houston Bromeliad society, The name Cryptanthus is derived from the Latin word crypt meaning "hidden" and the Greek word anthos meaning "flowers". The name is not completely accurate. The small, white, stemless flowers are far from hidden; they might not be flaunted like those of a Guzmania or Aechmea, but perched in the middle of a relatively flat plant they are far from hidden. Their nickname, Earth Stars, is probably more descriptive. Most species are small monolayered plants with little leaf overlap; they look like twinkling starsCryptanthus are also known as Earth Star.