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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    When I first started shipping plants I was only guessing as to how to do so.

    Things I have tried:

    1) Since one of my first trading partners was Copper, I emulated what she was doing, which was wrapping the plants in moistened paper towels, in a baggie.

    2) Then I tried other things. One was to ship them in 50 & 100 ml tubes, with layers of wadded paper towels of plants.

    3) Then I tried the Whitman Sampler approach, which was to use one of my plastic pipette containers, with the plants planted in various locations, and a paper showing what and where it was.

    4) Recently I tried placing plants in moistened LFS, in those arts & crafts bags.

    5) A couple weeks back I received a few sundews from Capslock. The planst were nestled in the bagged LFS, moistened, and placed in a baggie. Now I'm used to sending and receiving sundews that lose their dew, by the time they arrive. These sundews still had their dew! I was very impressed. That was the best shipment I had ever received.

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    I would agree with you that plants shipped seemed to do very well when barerooted and packed in LFS in a baggie. Some of my worst have been potted plants....they just seemed to get tossed around in the package with leaves crushed!
    I prefer bareroot in LFS anyday!
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    I prefer potted with a cup over them to protect them. Oh and the soil mix taped down. I could tell you where does this but I bet I would get yelled at. Every plant I got from these people have got to me in perfect condition.

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