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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.
Pachypodium eburnum: Origin and Habitat: It comes from a tiny isolated area in the Mount Ibity region in central Madagascar (province of Antananarivo). Habitat and ecology: Pachypodium eburneum grows in subhumid woodlands and on inselbergs or rock faces on quartzitic rocks. This species can be found with these associated species: Pachypodim brevicaule, Pachypodium densiflorum, Uapaca bojeri, Aloe capitata and Sarcolaena oblongifolia. In addition, the species experiences continuing decline due to illegal collection for the horticultural trade and loss of habitat caused by annual wildfire. It is therefore assessed as Critically Endangered. Description: Pachypodium eburneum is a small growing cauduciform plants that looks somewhat like Pachypodium densiflorum but with much heavier spination and more blunt leaves. Seedlings grow fairly slowly and mature specimen are fairly compact up to 25 cm in diameter and the whole plant barely 25-30 cm tall. Derivation of specific name: Its name alludes to the large showy ivory colored flowers which do not revert to yellow in cultivation.
Caudex and branches: Smooth silver with a light green tint with short thick arms. The trunk is covered with heavy conical spines that occur in pairs and form a stair step pattern around it.