How to Pack Plants for Shipping to Your New Location

How to Pack Plants for Shipping

Plants are very sensitive by nature, whenever we decide to shift plants from one place to another special precautions should be taken care. If we are not familiar with the methods and techniques of shifting plants then we have to little bit of research. As the guidelines are provided by the agriculture department. By following these guidelines, we can easily move any plant from one place to another with security and safety without any damage. 

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1.Before shipping 

Before shifting it is necessary to give water to the plant. It is done before few days or hours before shipping. On the day of shipping do not water the plant. For this, you need some necessary types of equipment. By using necessary different types of equipment the work of watering the plants make easier. 

2.Remove the plant from the soil 

The first step which is involved in shipping plants from one place to another is to remove the plant from the soil. At present, people prefer to ship bare-root plants as compared to plants with their pots. With the help of gloves, just put off the entire plant from their pots and shake the plant to put off the excess soil. Do not remove soil completely, if the soil remains on the plant it keeps the plant happy during the shipment and at last for reporting  

3.Wrap root of the plant with help of the paper towel

With a little wet paper towel wrap the root of the plant. If the distance is long, you can wrap it by multiple times with paper towels. The paper will gradually release the moisture if the plant remains wet throughout the journey of shipment. By wrapping multiple times, the plant does not spoil during transit.

4.vWrap with plastic wrap 

After wraping them with a paper towel with multiple times, the next step is to wrap the plant along with a plastic towel with a layer of plastic wrap. Despite that, you can wrap the plant in a plastic bag. This will hold the moisture for a long time and provide insulation to the plant during transit.

5.Provide security to the plant 

Providing security to the plant is the main step in the shipment of the plant. The movers have to pay more attention to the safety of the plant. Secure the top of the plant by applying a rubber band and by wrapping the newspaper in the entire bundle. This will help the plant with any breakage.

6.Place plant inside the box

After that, put the plant into the box . Use a sturdy corrugated cardboard box to pack the plant as well as withstand any damage during the transit. It is very difficult to find a strongbox that keeps your plant safe and protected and safely reached the desired location.  

7.Fill extra space in the box

After placing the plant into the box, the next step is to fill extra space into the box, if remained. It is difficult to find a box that perfectly fits the plant. If any space remained in the box after placing the plant, you can fill it with the help of packing paper and old newspaper for some extra cushioning. By this, at the time of handling the plant, your plant would not be moved in the box. For filling the extra space you can also use scrap paper, bubble paper, and packing paper. 

8.Seal the box with the help of tape

After filling the extra space with the help of newspaper, bubble paper, and packing paper, the next is to seal the box with the help of tapes. Close the upper lid of the box and apply tape on all the edges of the box tightly. If you are worried about the handling, apply lots of strips of tape on the boxes.  If you living in a place where is too hot and if you are shipping the plant in a warm area, makes holes on the edges of the boxes for ventilation. Use your fingers to make holes. Do not do this in the cold weather.


With the help of a permanent marker label the box with their specific name such as live plant, fragile and Perishable. By this, the package handlers easily understand and read what type of plant is contained in the box. But it does not provide any guarantee that the package handlers will treat your box of plants with extra care. Apart from the name of the plant on the box, write the return address and shipping address on the box. 

10.Ship your plant 

The last step is shipping your plant. The plant you have prepared and packed so nicely is ready for shipment. If your plant is meet the requirements, you can also send this to the post office, FedEx, UPS, or a private company for shipment. The main thing is that, which company of shipment take less time within your budget. 

11.Take extra care of your plant after they arrive

Even if you have done all things perfectly, your plant will take care extra when they reach its new home.  Taking extra care of your plant means that after reaching your new home, the plant requires water and sunshine  


While shipping the plant from one place to another, firstly you have to take the necessary steps with some precautions. The above-mentioned point can guide you in each step of the process of shipment.   

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