Temperatures are dropping, and we’re starting to see fluffy white stuff on the ground. Move along, Jon Snow. Winter is coming!
You may be wondering, how the heck will my tropical plant survive the journey from the Plantsome greenhouse to my doorstep? After all, these plants were made to soak in sun and high heat...
Shipping tropical plants in colder climates definitely comes with some risks and challenges, but nothing that the Plantsome team can’t tackle to get your houseplants to you. We’ve come up with effective ways to minimize the risk of your green amigos catching a chill (brrr) on the journey to their new home!
Here’s what we’re doing to ensure the safety of your plants while in transit during the chillier months.
1) Adding heat packs to packaging
If our green amigos are traveling longer distances to get to you, you may notice that your Plantsome box may come with a heat pack. Don’t be alarmed! We’ve added these heat packs to mimic warmer weather for our green amigos, they are tropical plants after all! Think about the heat pack as warm hug for your indoor plants as they make their way to you.
These heat packs will keep things warm for approximately 96 hours. By that time, your plant should have made it to you if everything ran according to schedule.
2) Taping Up Holes in Plantsome Boxes
When our Plantsome boxes arrive to you, you may notice that the tabs have been covered by tape as well as over the box locking mechanisms. There’s a great reason for this! We tape the majority of the holes on our boxes in the winter because we want to limit the cold air that finds its way into the box and reaches your green amigos. There is a method to our madness!
At Plantsome, we carefully select the companies we work with (including our packaging partners) as we’re always finding new ways to be more sustainable. Sticker Mule is our go-to for custom packaging tape, which you’ll notice on our boxes. Their tape is fully recyclable, made from paper with a water-based adhesive and is also biodegradable. So you can feel good marching your Plantsome box straight to the recycling bin after unboxing!
3) Filling Plantsome Boxes With More Paper
To help minimize the amount of cool air that reaches your green amigos in the shipping box, we are also adding more paper inside. This will help increase insulation, keep the air inside the box warmer, and work well together with the heat pack. Hot dang!
Although we are doing the very best we can to make sure your green amigos arrive to you in a healthy and happy state, we can’t guarantee there won’t be any bumps along the road, (quite literally).
If your plant arrives in a significantly damaged state due to the cold or something else in the shipping process, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a picture of your plant within 7 days of receiving. We will do everything we can to make it right!
Don’t be afraid to add a little green life to your home this winter!