I will be traveling to Europe with three small plants; raspberry and blueberry that I which I cannot buy where I will be going. They are rather small and were recently bought in small containers with a cup protecting the soil. I was planning to keep them in a carton box secure from shifting in a piece of luggage that will go to the cargo area of the plane. They will stay there for about 15hrs.
Should I trim them ? Would this be better? How about "nude roots" that some plants are sold as such? Should I remove them from soil and keep roots in a damp cloth protected with a plastic?
Any other points that I should know? There are no issues with permits etc. that I have for the transport.
By SPIROS from Toronto, Canada
When I order my plants on line they come dry, but I don't think 15 hrs is going to kill them. Take a look at the boxed plants at Walmart and what they are pack in.
Well, I assume you will check with the airlines for suggestions or requirements first. And then maybe you can consider putting them in a small dog carrier? Finding a way to secure them inside, they would get air that way. Just a crazy thought.
You will need to check with customs on transporting plants. It is often illegal to do this due to pests and invasive natures of plants etc.
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