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I am thinking about sending someone a Java Fern through the mail. How should I package it and how many days will it be ok in a box?

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Originally Posted by jread
I am thinking about sending someone a Java Fern through the mail. How should I package it and how many days will it be ok in a box?

I ship plants wrapped in wet paper towel double bagged in ziplock bags... I had plants get lost in the mail once for two weeks and they were fine... As long as they dont get too cold or hot they should be fine for a week


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And I suggest minimal water in that bag, jut enough to dampen the paper, not enough to slosh around in the bag, or even be seen. the only damage I've ever seen was from lots of wet paper sloshing around in the bag. The 3 day blackout will probably help with any bits of algae that might be attached, too.

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