How to Ship a Jade Plant

In the past couple of years we have seen more and more people working from home and spending more time indoors. This has caused the jade plant market to explode and with this growth the need to ship more plants via mail. In this article we will explain how to ship a jade plant so that the recipient gets exactly what they were expecting.

What you will need:

  • Box – the thicker the better and large enough to allow 3-4 inches extra around the plant. Also helpful if the box has arrows up to make sure the plant is always upright- you can also add the arrows with permanent marker.
  • Packaging tape
  • Packing peanuts
  • Tissue paper

Step 1.

We suggest that you have the plant potted for the best results. If you are not able to pot the plant we suggest that you put moist paper towels around the roots of the plant and inclose it in a zip lock bag. If you are using a pot make sure that the plant has been recently watered.

Step 2.

Place tape on the bottom of the pot or ziploc bag to hold the plant firmly in the middle of the box. Add tissue paper around the branches to make sure that they do not feel any outside pressure and are protected. Make sure that the box has 3-4 inches of space on the sides and top of the plant.

Step 3.

Add packing peanuts to the entire box and make sure that the top is filled to just above the top to create minimum pressure. Tape the box shut and use a “live plant” sticker or write it on the box. Make sure that you use enough packing peanuts around the sides of the plant so that it will not ship during the journey. Don’t skimp on peanuts and your plant will love you for it.

Step 4.

We highly recommend that you use for shipping plants. ParcelPath is a free shipping platform and has deep discounts on UPS and USPS. This will allow you to ship the jade plant with the least amount of time in transit. We highly recommend that you ship your jade plant with a priority service like overnight, 2 day or 3 day. You can check the rates on ParcelPath before you sign up by entering the size, weight and destination zip code of the address you are shipping to. ParcelPath works with thousands of shippers helping them get the best discounts and all without paying monthly or per label fees.

Now that you know how to ship a jade plant we hope you take advantage of it and spread the beauty that these plants offer. Greenery is a great way to add a calm atmosphere to any home or office and we hope this article gives you the confidence to ship more jade plants. For help with shipping you can reach out to for questions or concerns.