Unless specified plants are usually sent in long pots 75mm wide & 120mm deep. They are usually about 30cm tall ready for planting. If it is a plant that grows in full sun i has been grown in full sun. Occasionally larger plants are sent in deep 100mm pots.
Gingers are sent in 75mm pots & 120mm deep while Heliconias are sent in deep 100mm pots or those with are large rhizome are sent as a bare rhizome whch reshoot very quickly in warm weather.
Ferns are usually sent in 100mm pots. & are usually bushy plants
We have been in business for over 25 years packaging plants to send through Parcel Post & are easily the most experienced business in Australia doing this ! Our retail plants are always a good size & rarely will we send a plant in a 50mm pot. We changed to deep 75mm pots 15 years ago in order to provide our customers with a larger sunhardened plant ready to put in the ground.
Our plants are specially treated to ensure they travel well and in remote areas are able to travel up to two weeks without ill effects. Our unique packaging method has been giving great results for 25 years. Our clients are always surprised at the trouble we go to toprepare & pack their plants. In fact the cost of preparing & packaging plants for travel is geater than the cost of growing them !
Thats how much trouble we go to.
You can either plant them straight into the garden, hold them in their pots or repot them with the pots of your choice.
We usually send from Nambour at 5.00pm on Monday or Tuesday by Parcel Post.
SE Qld.....overnite, Qld Near....2 days, Qld Far Nth & Remote....4days.
NSW......Nth Coast....2-3 days, Sydney & Central Cst.....3 days, Sth Coast & Remote......4days
Victoria...Melbourne....3 days, Country.....4 days.
SA......Adelaide.....3-4 days, Country.....4-5 days.
WA.....Perth.....6 days, Country Near.....7-8 days, Country Remote Nth.....10 days. Sent on a Thursday.
NT......Darwin....5 days, Country Near.....6-7 days. Sent on a Thursday.
Most customers only use Express Post (20% xtra) for remote areas of WA & NT & Islands off Nth Australia,
In fact customers at places like Exmouth north to Broome use Parcel Post. Fragile plants like Jade Vine
& other vines & Bat Plants require Express Post.
KEY to PLANT ATTRIBUTES & AREA SUITABILITY
EG Symbols after the plants name might be (2m**FmAbcD)
This plant will grow to 2metres, is native, moderately frost resisant and suitable to areas A & D &
ot known or doubtful for area b & c.
1.0m means 1metre is the typical height this plant will grow to in cultivation.V = Vine.
** Native To Australia, Rf Rainforest Plant, Ed Edible. F Frost Resistant, Fm Moderately Frost Resistant.
Suited to: A Mild Climates from Hervey Bay (+Nth Qld Tablelands) South to Wollongong, Sth Aust & WA. B Inland / Hot&Dry, C Cool Areas/Tablelands,cool parts Tas&Vic, D Tropics, E Seaside Planting-Salt Spray. If we use a small a,b,c,or d indicates not known by us but worth a try with extra care and placement.
Often our customers give feedback on these. In addition every climate has different microclimates and every backyard has its own microclimates with various degrees of protection against the elements. Microclimates can be created that allow one gardener to grow plants that the neighbour can only dream about. The cold hardiness of tropical plants can be increased by measures like ....keeping dryish in winter......using very coarse well drained mixes.....using vermicaste........using anthing that protects from cold wet winters.