Safely Package Aloe Vera for Mailing

by Iya
(Miami, Florida, USA)

Good morning ,
How do I safely package to mail from FLORIDA to family in New Jersey .

Thank you, Iya Adefunmi

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Dec 19, 2016
About Packaging to Mail Aloe Vera Plants
by: Ruth

Hi Iya,
I'm sorry to be late in answering. I didn't see your message until now.

I live in Canada so I'm not sure what the rules are in the USA about mailing plants. But since it is within your country, it may be okay. There may be different rules from State to State as well. It would be wise to go ask at your post office.

But when I did a little experiment with mailing very small baby aloe vera plants to other parts of the world, I was told that I needed to wash all the dirt off the roots, so that no viruses from our soil could infect other places. So I washed them and wrapped the roots in wet paper towels and then put all of that section of the plant in a plastic bag. I put bubble wrap around the plants to protect them in transit, and labelled them according to the post office rules.

Some of my plants did very well and some were dead upon arrival. But I think it was because some distances took many days. Too long for the poor plants.

From Florida to New Jersey should only take a couple of days, and to make sure they continue to travel over the weekend, I might consider putting them on a bus and ship them express. Buses travel over weekends, whereas the mail system does not.

It might also be wise to set your plant in a box with a plastic cover over the plant so the handlers can see it is a plant and keep from putting other things on top of it.

If you want it delivered super fast, you might try a courier service.

I hope this helps.


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