Packing a Hoya Plant for Posting
This is how I prepare and pack your Hoyas, ready for posting. You will see that I do my best to protect your Hoyas and make sure that they arrive in perfect condition by using loads of bubble wrap, half of which is recycled, and by securing your Hoyas snugly in the box before posting them to you.
Secure the Compost
Wrap and Tape your Hoya
Protect your Hoya with Bubble Wrap
Pack your Hoyas Snugly in a Box
Pack the Box out with Bubble Wrap
Finally, Tape the Box up and Post your Hoya!
How do Hoyas Cope in the Post?
I’ve carried out loads of testing and found that most Hoyas can survive for at least 5 days in a sealed box, which is the maximum your plant should be in the postal system for, even accounting for a delay. Whilst being imprisoned for that long is not ideal for a Hoya, the worst deterioration I found was that a few leaves were dropped. None of the 12 Hoyas I tested suffered any fatal problems, which shows how tough most Hoyas are!
As a few of you have found out, whilst my packaging is normally excellent (judging by your feedback) damage can occur in transit. Don’t worry if you lose the odd leaf, as Hoyas sometimes don’t take kindly to being kept in the dark for a few days, but it will soon pick up.