How to care for my plants before gifting, and can I delay my dispatch date?

It’s a question we get asked quite a lot – I’m giving this as a gift next week but don’t want to kill the plants in the meantime! The good news is, unless you really mess up, there’s not much you can do to kill the plants within a week or so.

Once the arrive, the plants should be kept in the box no longer than 24 hrs after delivery, they will need light and water to survive and thrive. For any closed terrarium, or humidity loving plants, water every 5-6 days. We water before we send them out, so they shouldn’t need watering for 5-6 days. In terms of sunlight, bright but indirect is better. Especially avoid any direct sun in the summer, as it can fry them.

For cactus or succulents, they only need watering every 2-3 months. Give them some bright sunlight and don’t go near them with a watering can!

In the winter months, keep them away from any radiators that are turned on, or any open fires/wood burners.

If you would like to delay your dispatch date closer to when you need it, we’re happy to do that! However, exact delivery dates are never guaranteed, understandably, once the items are in the couriers hands, they are out of ours. That may mean sending the parcel a day or two early if the recipients birthday / event is on a Sunday for example, this is just the nature of posting live plants.

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