**General Packing Procedure**
We pack all shipments by hand. The plants are protected with recyclable crinkle paper, cardboard sleeves, packing peanuts, and if necessary, recyclable paper bags or wrapping to protect fragile foliage.
MCG has conducted numerous studies and concluded that regular peanuts, when combined with crinkle paper, are the superior packing choice for succulents. Biodegradable peanuts shrink in transit, which causes a void that can lead to plants tossing and turning in the box. Regular peanuts do not shrink and will keep the plants tightly packed until they are delivered. Crinkle paper is best to protect stems and foliage, but is inferior to peanuts for large void fill as it does not pack as tightly. So combining both, along with sleeves and boxes for fragile & bulky plants, is the best way for us to deliver succulents reliably.
Plug Trays and Trays with Pots
Our succulent plug tray products (soft & hardy) are grown and shipped in plastic plug trays. Trays with pots are grown and shipped in 2.0” plastic pots contained in plastic holding flats. Plug trays with rows include plant names while assorted plug trays do not. All trays with pots include an ID sheet.
The plants are shipped on the dry side to prevent rotting from occurring during shipment. All plugs and pots will arrive with the feeder roots intact, which reduces the transplant shock. When shipped bare root, feeder roots must re-establish. Plants may be slightly wilted upon arrival, but will recover rapidly upon receiving water.
Individual Plants and Sets
Individual succulents and sets (soft & hardy) are shipped fully rooted in 2.0" square plastic pots with one small plastic identification tag per pot. The plants are shipped on the dry side to prevent rotting from occurring during shipment. All of our plants are easy to transplant out of their original containers. Plants may be very slightly wilted upon arrival, but will recover rapidly upon receiving water.
Unrooted Offsets, Cuttings, or Bare Root Plants
These low cost plants are shipped together in a paper bag and are not guaranteed to root after planting.