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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.
Monadenium rubellum is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. It was given this name by Susan Carter in 1987. It is from the Machakos District of Kenya, a tropical part of Africa where it grows in a well drained soil and filtered sun. This species has a thick woody caudex from which arise thin, succulent, and striped stems. The leaves are obovate and succulent, and the cyathia are pink-red. The caudex will get up to 2.5 inches in diameter and the stems can reach a foot long. Monadenium rubellum can be rot prone so keep on the dry side. They grow quickly from cuttings and can produce a nice tuber in a couple of seasons. I do NOT water in winter and I keep under shade cloth in my greenhouse so they are a little warmer.