- Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Evenwind sent me a Mini Red to test out shipping plants, and here is my unsolicited, unbiased, unhinged, underground, overrated, overzealous, and honest opinion on how it went.
Miss Red has arrived, and a day earlier than first estimated to boot. Strange for the USPS, but I have noticed that items going east to west move quicker than west to east.
The box was slightly smashed on one side, but that's due to the poor handling en route.
The plant was packed very well. Securely rolled in a ziploc and taped to stay rolled is a great way to keep it from bouncing around the bag. The newspaper to keep the bag stable, but not too much to compress the plant. The plant is in great shape after traveling through NY, NJ, and TN.
I really like the healthy slug of moss around the roots. A slug that was intact due to the aforementioned wrapping and taping. There will still be shock from shipping, but the plant will likely recover in a couple of weeks instead of a couple of months. The addition of a pot was unexpected (another "un" word), but greatly appreciated.
This plant is going to look great next to my typical and Albino Capes.
If the opportunity to trade with evenwind comes your way, rest assured that the plant will be packed and shipped with great care.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.