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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.
The genus Massonia is endemic to southern Africa. They inhabit areas that are hot and dry during the summer and are adapted to a mediterranean climate - winter growing and summer dormant. Massonia pustulata is native to Cape provinces and Namaqualand. Due to its relatively small size, Massonia pustulata makes an excellent pot subject, many authorities suggest. The flowers are produced as sessile umbels and have stamens which are longer than the perianth, giving the flower head a 'shaving-brush' appearance (Massonia pustulata has the longest filaments of the more commonly grown species). The flowers can be creamy-white in some forms or a rather attractive pinkish colour in selected forms. This species, although not alone in this feature, has the specific name 'pustulata' due to the high number of small swellings similar to blisters or pimples on the surface of the leaves. There are also some attractive leaf forms in cultivation. The plant on the right is the size of your plant if you order right now. 11/1/17.