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.
Just so, how long can succulents survive in shipping?
Succulents are hardy plants and can stay about 10-14 days in the box. Some types of succulents can stay up to 3 months without water and some specific types of succulents won’t go longer than 10-14 days without light, so in general, succulents can stay in the box for 10-14 days.
Herein, how do you send succulents in the mail?
How do you transport succulents?
When it is time to move out, using plastic bins are highly recommended for transporting succulents, especially for the ones in small containers or pots. This will not only allow the plants to stay upright but also keep them in place, preventing them to move or shift around during shipment.
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.
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.