September 28, 2022

The growth and safety of your plants is incredibly important, especially if you're planning to ship your plants. Whether you're relocating, want to send a gift to a friend, or simply need to ship some of your plants, we've got the expertise to safely and efficiently do so at PostalAnnex.

How to Prepare Plants for Shipping

Shipping your plants isn't as difficult as you'd think. We know, it can feel scary and you're probably concerned about how to prepare and package them so that they don't come to any harm while being transported. Luckily, you can ship your plants safely with PostalAnnex. When you're getting ready to ship, here are some tips on how to best protect them throughout the duration of their journey.

First, to ensure they're prepped for transport, you'll want to remove them from the soil and wrap their roots in moist paper towels. This helps the root hairs continue to absorb water and circulate nutrients to best maintain your plant's health. Once you've wrapped the roots, you can use plastic wrap or cling wrap to seal and protect your shrubbery.

Next, you'll want to package them securely in a box. If they're small, you might be able to bundle multiple plants together. However, if they're larger, you can use packing paper or newspaper to fill in the extra space and add a little extra security. This will help prevent your plant from sliding around inside the box, which can be damaging to stems and vines.

Once you've packed your plants, make sure to label them so that you know which box contains which plant(s). This will come in handy when you fill out any declarations on the vegetation you're shipping.

Restrictions and Guidelines

When it comes to shipping your plants, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The first is that all plant life must be tagged and identified before you ship it. Depending on the state, you may not be able to ship certain plants or might need to follow specific guidelines in order to ship them. For example, if you're moving to Florida and want to ship your houseplants from out of state, you'll need to obtain a certificate of inspection that verifies that the plants are pest and disease free. Contact your local PostalAnnex with any questions.

You may be questioning why there's so much regulation on agriculture, but the relocation of vegetation is highly regulated in certain states and falls under the Plant Protection Act. This act was created to help prevent the spread of pests or diseases that may not be native to certain areas.

Be sure to research any state regulations, apply for any necessary permits, and identify the type of plants you're shipping to help ensure the process flows smoothly. Some states may require additional documentation, but once you've handled the paperwork, all that's left to do is physically prepare, pack, and ship your plants.

At PostalAnnex, we can help you ship all of your plants with ease. No matter how big or small, we can handle it all. Do you still have questions on how to safely and properly ship your plants? Contact us today to address your concerns. Our packing and shipping professional can help you handle everything from packing your plants to shipping them. PostalAnnex is your one-stop shop for shipping plants without hassle.