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    Shipping Sarracenia

    Hi guys! I want to take a quick survey.

    What are the best methods for shipping Sarracenia (particularly large, tall ones) that you have either used or seen others use? Rhizomes with the pitchers chopped off are fine and dandy. But when you've got plants with 2-foot-tall pitchers, how in the world can you get them from point A to B intact?

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    I've received a Sarr from Phil Faulisi and Josh Lynch that came in this. https://store.usps.com/store/browse/...ctId=P_O_1098M

    Works pretty well with sufficient padding. Also if the Sarr is too tall you can just paste two of the tubes together.
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    Many of us also simply cut the pitchers so that it fits in the box. Here's are examples of plants that I just received, yesterday and potted this morning:







    They will be just fine in a few weeks, with new growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_N View Post
    I've received a Sarr from Phil Faulisi and Josh Lynch that came in this. https://store.usps.com/store/browse/...ctId=P_O_1098M

    Works pretty well with sufficient padding. Also if the Sarr is too tall you can just paste two of the tubes together.
    got plants from josh boxed this way. plants recovered quite quickly. shipping costs were about the same as i remember.

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    Last year, I received a S. leucophylla packaged in this manner:

    It was shipped bare-root. Roots were wrapped loosely with a bit of LFS to keep them from drying. The entire plant was wrapped loosely in plastic wrap, and then in newspaper, also loosely. The newspaper was taped securely to the box (which was long and narrow, and of a size suitable to accommodate the pitchers.)

    It has done well for me. Assuming the post office doesn't abuse the package, the same method should work for almost anyone.

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