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plant survival during shipping

by Drone232 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:57 am

I would like to know how long a carnivorous plant can survive in a small dark box during shipping. I post this in the nepenthes section because I bought a nepenthes seedling off ebay (nepenthes alata) as a starter nepenthes for myself, but that was thursday and it probably won't be here till Monday. I did acquire some sarracenia through the mail and they arrived in adequite condition having been in shipment for about the same time. But thay were a few years old, this nepenthes is advertised as around a month old. The pictures shown were of numerous plastic containers with few green leaves coming out of each. I plan on naming it "Vengevine".
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Re: plant survival during shipping

by SFLguy » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:13 am

It'll be fine as long as it is well packed and won't dry out
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Re: plant survival during shipping

by mnwatson1 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:54 am

I think I got one of the alatas you're talking about. It arrived just fine, with a similar ship time. :)

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Re: plant survival during shipping

by tish » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:12 pm

As long they are wrap in live sphagnum or kitchen tissue or cotton wools. They will fine. Not hard packed down. Need to be boxed in 1.or 2 layer of bubble wrap for package abuse. I had orders 3 to 4 weeks. They do fine.

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Re: plant survival during shipping

by Drone232 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:48 pm

I just recieved it and it is not a month old seedling, it's a month old cutting. I have many questions which will be posted In a new topic with pictures.
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