Just a FYI for anyone shipping into CA, last month we shipped 3 boxes (2 with just Cephs, and the third with 2 Pings + 1 Anubus nana), well the Cephs arrived safely but we got a call from the CA Department of Agriculture concerning the 3rd box saying that one of their dogs alerted on the box and they wanted to open it. No problems go ahead, after all its just plants you can find in every aquarium shop and Pings that are SOLD out of CA. We actually bought those 2 pings a year or two ago from a commercial nursery in CA. Long story short, Anubus nana and Pings can not be legally shipped into CA. From the language the Department of Agriculture was using this would apply to ANY and all aquatic or semi aquatic plants coming into the state.
We just this afternoon received the box back, 16 days in transit, non of the packing was opened it looks like they opened the box saw a zip lock bag and closed the box, not allowed into CA. Thanks to good packing all 3 plants arrived back in good shape. We are just out the postage.
Just a warning in the 10+ years of shipping plants into CA this is the first time we have ever had an issue. Sadly it will be our last as we will no longer ship into CA.