It’s possible to ship plant cuttings with roots that you‘ve been propagating in water, or a freshly-made cutting that is yet to grow.
Then, how do you ship plant cuttings?
In respect to this, how much does it cost to ship plants?
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.
How long do plant cuttings take to root?
Clip off the leaves on the lower half of the shoot so you have a bare stem to insert into your potting mix. Then, if you want, dip the end of your stem in rooting hormone. This helps many cuttings root more quickly.
Yes, you can bring plants on an airplane, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the U.S. The TSA allows plants in both carry on and checked bags.
Paper towel and Ziploc
This technique consists in wrapping the stem of the cut(s)/clone(s) with moist paper towel and a layer of cellophane in order to keep moisture around the base. You then gently place your clone(s) in a zipped plastic bag (commonly called “ziploc” after the brand).
Packing peanuts are best as filler but if you don’t have that used crushed up newspaper. You want things tight enough that it won’t move in the box, but don’t crush the stems. If you can keep everything under 1lb. then you can send it by First Class mail, which is usually a fair bit cheaper than Priority Mail.
Checklist of Essential Material for Safely Shipping Plants
- Corrugated boxes for each plant or sturdy plant shipping boxes made of plastic for each plant according to size.
- Lightweight plastic pots.
- Sterilized potting soil.
- Packing paper or wrapping paper or newspaper.
- Bubble wrap.
- Flea collars.
- Plastic bags.