Succulents and cacti are generally quite hardy and can go long periods of time without water, so they are ideal plants to transport through the mail. Professional nurseries regularly ship their plants across the country and around the world with very few problems.
In respect to this, how long can succulents survive shipping?
Since succulents are sturdy plants, they can survive shipping for a week or two provided that you have wrapped them properly. However, it would be ideal if you can try to ensure that your succulent gets delivered within a week itself to prevent any damage.
Also question is, how do you care for succulents after they are shipped?
The first thing you should do in this situation is putting the succulent in an airy place and let the roots air-dry for about 2-3 days. After that, you can re-pot your succulents in suitable pots with a good drainage hole. Wait for the soil to drain out completely before watering your succulents.
How do you send live plants in the mail?
If you are sending plants through the mail that are potted, use bubble wrap to protect the pot and the roots. A collar of cardboard over the soil and around the base of the plant, followed by a plastic bag closed around the base of the plant will help keep the soil in the container.
To air-dry succulents, you’ll need to gently remove your entire plant from its existing dirt to get started. You’ll then trim the roots, rinse it thoroughly, dry it with tissue, and set it out to air dry it for a few to several days.
Will my succulents freeze when shipped in the winter? Hardy succulents will ship just fine all winter long. For Soft Succulents, we try to ensure all orders arrive in 3 days or less when shipping to extra cold areas. For extra protection, low cost 72 hour heat packs are available for purchase here.
Seedling succulents should not be allowed to sit with exposed roots. However, many mature succulents can have exposed roots for up to a week while you allow the roots to dry out and prepare them for replanting.
A plant can survive in the mail for 7 full days of shipping without any problems. Some plants can live up to 2 weeks. To ensure that your plant doesn’t dehydrate and begin to lose leaves, keep shipment below 7 days.
How Much Does It Cost to Ship Plants? The average cost for agriculture shipping depends on the distance. It costs $2.03 per mile to transport agriculture less than 100 miles, but costs $1.46 per mile to transport agriculture less than 1000 miles.
Shredded paper, styrofoam packing peanuts, crumpled newspaper, bubble wrap, and even crumpled plastic grocery bags work well to cushion and insulate plants during shipping. Insulation is important to protect the plants from any extreme hot or cold temperatures along the way.