Shipping outdoor plants across the country or abroad may be a tricky task, but it is definitely not an impossible one. Discover how to pack and send potted plants via courier with expert tips from our specialists. Check how to ship plants, flowers, and vegetable seeds in the safest way possible. Booking a shipping service with us takes only a few instants and we will also help you in every step of the way.
Please take into consideration the following steps when you decide to ship live plants by courier:
HOW TO SHIP
HOW TO PACK
To make sure your plant seeds are properly protected for shipping, follow these simple guidelines:
Follow this guide to prepare your plants for transportation before sending them via courier:
Guidelines for shipping trees and big plants by freight shipment:
When shipping plants or seeds within Europe, check whether it needs a phytosanitary certificate, as it depends on the type of plant you are shipping. The same recommendation goes for plant seeds delivery by courier or by mail. The European Union applies strict regulations to plants that are sent from outside the EU. However, there are no legal requirements for additional sanitary checks and certificates if the plant is grown and transported across the EU.
When it comes to delivering plants to countries outside the EU, it is necessary to check the official requirements and regulations from both countries related to this international plant transportation.
The first step is to check whether the species of plant you want to transport is allowed in that country. Secondly, the sender needs to arrange all necessary documents for it to be cleared in customs. In the USA, for example, one is required to have a permit of transportation and transit when importing plants into American soil. In Australia, the species of the plant must be listed as allowed on the BICON website and may be required to go to quarantine upon arrival.
Before shipping flower bulbs and seeds internationally, it is important to make sure that they present no pest or disease risk. Bulbs should not contain soil.
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