Asked on Jun 25, 2013

How can I ship a plant to someone safely?

Sharon360 Sod (Donna Dixson)Cynthia


A lady on hometalk offred to send me a plant she has ... want to ship this live plant.
4 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 25, 2013

    FedEx has suggestions here: I'm not sure how big the plant is, but it's important that she wrap the root ball, and that she find a way to fasten it to the side of the box so that it doesn't shift around during transit. You should definitely use a priority service. And it's generally not recommended to ship plants when temperatures are over 90.

  • Cynthia
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Make sure the root ball stays moist,.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jun 25, 2013

    We used to ship out live tomato plants so I am with Douglas on the importance of stabilizing the plant within the box. We used a combination of peanuts and styrofoam (recycled). Heat can kill a plant if left in a box for over 48 hours. Don't ship it wet, just moist. If you ship wet it can end up with nasty fungus infections by the end of the trip.

  • Sharon
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Thank you! And it's some babies or cuttings from that pretty chandelier plant we discussed a few days ago...

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