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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 name Pachypodium brevicaule means 'thick-foot, short-stem'. It is a Native of regions of Madagascar. They can reach a diameter of more than 12 inches. They typically grow on exposed limestone rock faces. As you can see in the photo below the flowers are a beautiful clear yellow. They are a little hard to grow because they are rot-prone when not under ideal conditions. They require bright light and even moisture throughout the year. It is best not to keep dry for any length of time. It is not frost tolerant and does fine with night-time winter temperatures in the 40's and even high thirties, as long as there is bright light and 70 plus temperatures during the day.