8 Packaging Requirements for Mailable Plants

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The wettable packing material and the roots or butt of the plant must be packaged in a waterproof material sufficient to contain the plant without loss of the packing material or leakage while in the mail.

The waterproof material must consist of a tar–centered paper or waxed kraft paper or equivalent liners or plastic wrap. The mailing box must have a similar lining to prevent leakage or loss of contents and to ensure retention of moisture content without weakening the box.

The tops of all bundles must be wrapped with a covering of material to protect each plant from injury or drying. If a plant has thorns or other pointed projections, the packaging must be punctureproof.