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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ordering plants in hot weather

I’m starting to get into the fish hobby and I was wondering if ordering plants online and having them ship to my address where weather is always around 100, will the plants be able to survive the trip?
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A lot of variables for this. In my limited experience it would depend on the shippers method, how long they are in transit and the type of plants. Ice packs could help along with fast shipping. Stem plants would suffer the most. Sturdier plants like Anubias and Amazon swords would fair better.

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Last summer I sent a lot of plants to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
No ice pack etc... Just insulated the box with bubble wrap.
No issues and everyone was pleased.

One person failed to get it out of the mailbox in time, sat in the sun for several hours and still was pleased with no issues.

Sitting in the hot mailbox in the sun is not good.

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