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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.
Graptopetalum (Tacitus) bellum, native to Chihuahua, Mexico, forms miniature compact star-shaped rosettes to 3" in diameter with very ornate grayish-green leaves. Leaves appear to have a silvery overlay. Offsets to form clusters to 4" in diameter. During the spring months, branched flower spikes with 10 or more flowers each are produced. Flowers are a startling scarlet and can exceed 1" in diameter. This is the "Orchid" of the Crassulaceae! Prefers very porous soil with excellent drainage. This plant, as with the Echeverias and other similar members of this family, grow in rocky inclines in habitat and require extra drainage for healthy root systems. Bright, filtered light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly but allow to dry between waterings. Can tolerate some frost, but best to provide protection to prevent possible scarring.