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Old 06-28-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Shipping plants?


I'm about ready to put my first plants up for sale, I need to know how to package the plants so they arrive healthy. Thanks
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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Put the plants in a plastic bag, add a damp paper towel, put it in a flat rate box.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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If they're emersed plants do I still put the paper towel in?
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #4
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Yeah, because it's still good to keep them moist.
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Key word there is moist, not wet. The healthiest plants i've received came in slightly damp paper towels or newspaper. The ones that came with excess water at the bottom of the bag typically didn't fare as well, but most still survived.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
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Is it okay to ship plants in ziplock bags?
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:41 AM   #7
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Is it okay to ship plants in ziplock bags?
Sure I have before, just use freezer bags, they are thicker and stronger. I also sill the bag with packing tape just in case.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:22 PM   #8
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Put the plants in a bag, make sure it is moist/damp whatever you want too say, push out all the extra air, seal (I have always used zip lock bags).

I have only lost plants when they were rapped in paper towels. I tend to not use paper towels anymore because of that.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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ya +1 to no papertowels, only shipment I ever had die was the plants that were touching the papertowel. Now newspaper I have received in good order. All personal preference.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #10
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I do damp (very well rung out) paper towels, in ziplock bags with just enough air to keep plants from being crushed. Then fill the gaps in the box with whatever I've got laying around, usually paper or some sort of insulation. Never had a complaint about plants not making it, even long trips.
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