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Starbuck pmdlandarch at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 21 13:04:51 EST 1999

>>>  Could use a little advice on transporting a spider plant. <<<

Keeping the soil slightly moist will decrease the chance of roots breaking
from the vibrations.  Too much water will seep out and make problems for
other items.

Wrap the top of the pot with butcher paper (or something similar) to protect
the top from flopping around, snagging on things or soil from spilling.
Commercially we used to make a cone with the narrow end snug around the top
of the pot.  the other (broad end) of the cone is folded over and taped in
place with masking tape.

Nestle the pot securely to protect it from bouncing around or being crushed
by something else.  You can cushion it in a box, or nestle it in the cab of
the truck if you like.

Water it when you arrive to reduce the stress on the plant.

Keep in mind that most plants in most nurseries (and on all landscape jobs)
got there by truck.  So it's no big deal.

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