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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.
|Often mistaken as Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, this plant is now known to be the closely related Kalanchoe luciae (the true thyrsiflora does not blush with the lovely rose tones). Kalanchoe luciae has pale aqua, rounded to oval leaves that grow to 6" diameter. These leaves are highly pruinose (densely covered with white powder which protects from excess light) and blush red on the margins. The color is especially intense in the cooler winter months, and the blush extends to cover nearly all of the leaf. The leaves emerge from a basal central point, like stacked "platters" giving the plant a very dramatic architectural form. Native to South Africa. Produces small flowers atop a tall stalk, after which that particular stem will die. To encourage the formation of new young plants at the base, cut the emerging flower stalk before flowering begins. Porous soil with ample airflow. Prefers bright light or filtered sun. Drench completely when soil is dry.Can tolerate heat, and bright light. Protect from frost. When placed in full sun the leaves very quickly turn very red. The photo you see is of plants that are in the greenhouse where they under approximately 50% shade.|