We are plant packing experts! Read on to learn more
Every plant from Uprooted has been lovingly tended to and cared for, so of course we want to ensure that when it reaches you after its trip in the mail, it arrives in tip top condition. After months of researching and testing all types of packaging ideas and options, we have crafted an architectural plant packing system that will keep your plants snug, healthy and intact. Whilst typical packaging for online shopping relies heavily on bubble wrap or paper to keep items padded, when you’re sending plants the trick is actually to keep the plants in place so that they a) can’t get bumped around and b) their leaves stay as in tact as possible. And as you’ll read in our shipping policy, we only ship on Monday’s and Tuesday’s to ensure each plant spends the absolute minimum time in the post.
We use high quality boxes to protect your precious cargo
We use high grade cardboard for the packaging for not just the box on the exterior, but also within the walls to give it the box extra structural integrity – necessary for strengthening the outer shell! Each box has ample air space within it to ensure that the plant has access to oxygen and isn’t squeezed into place. The box is clearly marked “this side up” and “contains live plants” so that the postie knows how to handle your precious cargo
Your plant will arrive already in a pot
Each plant (with the exception of tube stock) will come in its own nursery pot eliminating the need for you to pot it up once you receive it – what a relief! This helps to keep the plant even healthier as it removes the stress from having its roots exposed. We carefully use plastic wrap, tape and tissue paper to ensure the dirt stays where it should (in the pot), and tissue paper around the leaves to gently protect them from the sides of the box
When your plant arrives…
Ensure you delicately and carefully cut through any tape on the top and bottom of each box. Then hold the outside of the box, whilst pulling the inner layer of cardboard out so you can slide your plant safely out. And there you have it, your new brand new plant, ready to sit on a shelf or window sill!
We recommend leaving your new plant in its pot for a minimum of 2 weeks before repotting, this allows time to acclimatise to your home and reduce unnecessary stresses.