How to Recover Plant after Shipping

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Your new plant just arrived from shipping. I am so excited to see your new baby, especially for new plant parents. When you unbox the plants, the conditions are unpredictable. Some plants come in good condition, sometimes with dry leaves, sometimes even with leaves that start to rot.

After your plant arrives from shipping, what’s next? Yes, taking care of them in the right way to keep them thriving. Sometimes they don’t go so well. It’s normal during shipping. If the plants have no chance of surviving, you can claim a guarantee.

But what is the best way to treat plants that have been damaged during shipping? Here’s what you need to do after shipping to recover the plant.

Help Plant Recover from Shipping

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Here are some general tips that could help the plants to recover after they just arrived.

  • Clean the roots, You need to clean the roots carefully. You don’t want to accidentally cut the root during cleaning.
  • Remove any broken or dead leaves; it is normal to receive broken leaves when buying plants online. You must remove any dead or broken leaves because they cannot be recovered. This will also help the plant optimize the growth of new leaves.
  • Put it in fresh water or moist soil. It depends on the plants’ condition when they arrive. Water propagation is recommended for plants with heavily damaged roots. If the plant’s roots appear to be healthy, you can plant it in moist soil.
  • Put the plant in high humidity. Making their natural habitat their best way to recover plants. Their natural environment provides the ideal environment for them to grow. It has been crucial during the recovery process. Since the plants from our shop came from tropical areas that have high humidity, you also need to provide high humidity during the recovery of tropical plants.
  • Avoid direct sunlight; put the plant in a shaded place.

Plants with Damage Leaf

Anthurium Crystallinum broken leaf wholesale

Damage leaf is also commonly happened when your plant just arrives. It can be something that happened during the shipping or simply that plant is doesn’t like to travel that much and be stress.

Damage leaf means that your plant is folded during the shipping, or some of the leaves were torn up. Let them be. They are perfectly healthy leaves that don’t look at their best at that moment.

The damaged leaf is a healthy leaf which means that it can photosynthesis normally. With enough photosynthesis, the plant would thrive and stimulate new leaves. When the plants have enough leaf, you can cut the damaged leaf.

Dry spot, Yellow leaves, Dead leaves

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Sometimes bad luck is on us. There is the day when you get plants with some leaves that already yellow or dead leaves. For variegation plants, some dry spots also appear.

If this happens, please check on their roots by opening the package carefully. If you find any root rot, you need to remove it. Removing root rot will increase the growth of healthy roots. Also, it will help the plants to recover faster.

Remove extra leaves. To survive, your plants will likely need 2-3 leaves. More than that, better to remove extra leaves. More leaves mean more photosynthesis, the root will be stress to get extra nutrition when we already cut some of the root rot. 

Besides the extra leaves, removing the yellow/dead leaves is the best thing to do. Because they are not promoting a new leaf and could lead to potential roots coming. 

The last step is to place plants in water until they have established stronger roots. When they have better roots, they will be more stable in the pot.

Claim your Guarantee

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During the shipping, how the shipping agent handles the package is beyond seller control, including us at Labijo. One thing for sure, we always pack the plants in good conditions and as secure as possible

We believe that the plants will survive the trip to your place. That’s why we provide a replacement guarantee.

When things go wrong and your plant can’t survive, you can claim your guarantee. Labijo will process all the claims when you send the clear unboxing video and you receive the plants to our email as proof of the conditions. Our team will contact you as soon as possible to resolve the problem. You can read our FAQ first before buying plants from us.

Do you have any treatment to new plants on your house? Let us know in the comment sections.


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