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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.
|Euphorbia clandestine (Volstruisnek) - An erect columnar spineless succulent, usually with a single 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick stem but sometimes branching, to 2 feet tall with a loose spiral arrangement of knobby tubercules and topped with a tuft of narrow 1 to 1 3/4 long turquoise colored leaves that are strongly keeled and minutely hairy. The typically green stems can turn an attractive reddish hue in winter and in spring appear the small flowers with red tinged green bracts that form at the tip of the stems between the tubercules. Plant in most any soil in full sun (best) to light shade and irrigate little to occasionally. Hardy to 25 °F with ability to handle short duration temperatures down to at least 20 °F. A nice landscape plant that is hardy and very easy to grow. Older plants need support or can be allowed to topple and run a bit along the ground. It will often set seed (even in heavy soils) and young new plants are easy to transplant. This plant is endemic to the southern Cape area of South Africa from Swellendam in the west to Uniondale in the east where it is most often found growing on rocky hills among low shrubs that help support this plant. Hermann Jacobsen listed the following localities in the Cape Province: Swellendam Div.: Hessaquas Kloof; Bonnievale; Riversdale Div.: Plattebosch; Mosselbay Div.: Great Brak River; Oudthoorn Div.: 20 km east of Oudtshoorn; Uniondale Div.; between Uniondale and Avontuur. The common name Afrikaner name of 'Volstruisnek' literally means the "neck of an ostrich", alluding to the erect, warty and cylindrical stem. The specific epithet 'clandestina', is a Latin word meaning meaning "hidden' is in reference to the sessile cyathia (flower structure) that is obscured by the leaves.|