AFTER SHIPPING PLANT CARE
THE SHIPPING PROCESS CAN BE A LITTLE TRAUMATISING FOR PLANTS, BUT YOU CAN HELP MAKE THE TRANSITION SMOOTHER BY:
1. Insuring that your plant/s are removed for their packaging ASAP. Plants left too long boxed up will deteriorate. Remove tape, tissue paper and sphagnum moss carefully so you don't snap, tear or damage your plant. Pay extra attention when removing the sphagnum moss from your plants root ball, as you don't want to remove or damage the root system too.
2. Before potting, place any* bare rooted plants in a vessel with some diluted seaweed tonic to help revive them. Allow them to soak for a few hours before potting up. Plants that have been sent potted will also benefit from some seaweed tonic and a good watering upon their arrival.
*NB: Do not submerge or allow foliage to stay wet on plants prone to fungal growth such as Hoyas, pipers, oxalis and begonias.
3. Determine your plants ideal living conditions and pot up and position them accordingly. You can find this info. on your plants sale listing on the Houseplant Hoarders Website. You are also welcome to contact us for some advice if still unsure.
4. Be patient and allow your plant/s sufficient time to recover. We find around a fortnight in optimal conditions is enough time for your plants to bounce back post shipping and be looking great!
5. (Optional but encouraged!) Snap a photo of your new purchase and post it on Instagram and tag @houseplant_hoarders. We love seeing our plants in their new homes and how you style them!