Unpacking Your Plants
Now is where the fun begins with new plants for your home. Follow the unpacking instructions below to be sure they complete their journey safe and sound.
Carefully Open the Box
Most of our boxes have an opening on the long edge. These boxes can lay flat on a table with the shipping label pointing upwards. Sometimes we use tall boxes with the opening on the short end. Stand these boxes up so that Live Plants is properly oriented. Now cut the packing tape, being sure not to let your scissors or knife go to far into the box.
Remove the Peanuts
To keep your plants safe and snug, we use biodegradable packing peanuts. Remove these and set to the side to expose the paper sleeves your plants are in. No need to throw away the peanuts, they are biodegradable and will dissolve quickly in water.
Gently Lift Plants Out
Gently lift your plants out of the box and stand them up properly on their pots. You may want to do this on a tray or towel, since there may be residual water or dirt that has loosened during shipping. If your plant came in a tall box, you can remove it by lifting upon the sleeve.
There are two sleeves protecting your plant. A sturdy paper sleeve and a satin sleeve to keep the moisture in. Remove the plant care tag from outside the paper sleeve and then carefully cut away the paper sleeve. Similarly, remove the rubber band holding the satin sleeve on and cut this inner sleeve off. Your plant will be happy to be out in the open again.
To deliver water to your plants during shipping, there is green moss on the top of the pot. Remove this moss and discard it.
Check for Water
Check your plant for water. Remember that is has shipped from Florida and depending on how far away you are, it has been a few days since the plant has received water. Generally the new plant will enjoy a good soaking as soon as it is unpacked. If the soil seems moist (stick your finger in to check) wait to water until the soil has dried.
Now sit back and enjoy the beautiful addition to your home. At this point, we recommend waiting a few weeks for your plant to get used to its new surroundings before repotting. Follow the basic instructions on the plant tag for light and water and be sure to check out our plant care instructions.