Ours was 26 inches from soil to top of the plant.
Over 2 feet
I had the same experience and then the leaves all turned brown and fell off. The plant is dead.
It does help to retain moisture. If and when you repot you Ewing necessarily need it. There is also special soil for this plant sold by Home Depot. It is a plant that I am trying to grow inside. It does grow in South Africa to 40 feet. Read about it!
check it on google
Yes! It’s actually better to leave it in its original pot for awhile so that it can adjust to its new environment. I won’t repost mine until it gets a little bigger.
4 weeks in my home it's now 32 inches from bottom of growing pot it arrived in to it's highest leaf.
It comes in a 9" pot that fits perfectly inside a 10" planter. I will transplant it into a 12" in the spring...
When I received it, it was about 49 at night. It was not wrapped in any plastic around it but was well packaged. I think it’s a good time to get one. This is its growing season. Just make sure to research its care instructions and follow them to the T.