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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 underside of the leaves are generally purple when exposed to the sun. This plant is extraordinarily beautiful with it's leaves and caudex which gets larger and more exciting as it grows. Spring/summer grower. Petopentia natalensis is a member of the Periploceceae family. It was given this name by Arthur Allman Bollock in 1954. It's found in Southern Africa. Petopentia prefer a rich soil, lots of water and sun in the growing season. The caudex can grow at least to 12 inches in diameter, the vines can reach 20 feet or more.