My guess would be that there is no easy solution to this. You cannot stop the growth process and if the plants dont get light, nurishment and CO2 they will die. They will survive a couple of days. Storing them cool and dark would probably be the worst idea. With water and light at "room temp" a better idea. The only plants I can think of that have a decent shelf life is those grown emersed. They still need light though (something many LFS forget). That mineral wool they use or the goo for emersed plants would work. Not sure where to get it or exactly what it contains.