SHIPPING PLANTS: Recommended Procedures

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 5 years ago.

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Cardboard containers are good for small, air express shipments; large ones should go in sturdy slatted crates, or native containers, from the wild; each should bear the words "Live plants keep from heat or cold"; protect from cold with layers of newspapers; do not pack in polyethylene bags or tight wrappings; do not use moisture; isolate tiny plants in paper bags; allow for ventilation among plants. A63-174+; A71-889; transport by car.A80-630
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