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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.
Dorstenia horwoodi grow in Somalia in Nugaal Province, east of the village of Eyl, on the limestone plateau overlooking the Indian Ocean, 100–150 metres above sea level. Dorstenia horwoodii grow nested in rock cracks and very small holes on top of huge boulders, on the limestone plateau. In habitat it grows to about 2” tall (more in cultivation). It produces a new flush of silvery green, remarkably nice, decorative crisped and crenulate leaves in spring turning to autumnal golden before they shed. The inflorescences are held on long straight erect spreading peduncles (flower stalks) twice as long as leaves. These are greenish, flat, disk-like in longitudinal section with a row of star-like appendages on the margin of the receptacle. The receptacle bears both the ovaries of the female flowers, and the anthers of the male flowers. Horwoodii remains strongly perennial. Derivation of specific name: This species was collected by Frank (Francis) Horwood in Somalia. Hence the species name.