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By emanmandeel6
Posts:  4
Joined:  Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:07 pm
#236509
Hi, I need to know how to pack and ship a carnivorous plant without soil (bare root)?

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By bvalente
Posts:  892
Joined:  Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:58 pm
#236511
Uproot the plant and rinse with water carefully removing media. Use a damp paper towel and wrap the roots and then wrap the plant in plastic wrap to retain moisture while shipment. ALWAYS ship 2 day priority


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By SerMuncherIV
Posts:  1205
Joined:  Sun May 31, 2015 5:59 pm
#236517
I would suggest using plastic Ziploc bags over plastic wrap, they allow the plant some air and don't compress it. They also fit in most boxes more snugly and reduce the risk that the plant will be bouncing around. For some plants (very small seedlings, pygmy Drosera, etc.) shipping bare-root is not suitable and they should be shipped potted.
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