Plant Care

Indoor Plant Delivery: How We Protect Your Plant During Winter

Best Plants for Apartments, Bloomscape

So, you’ve just placed your order and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new plant. At Bloomscape, we strive to protect your plant on its journey to you, especially during the colder winter months.

While you wait for your newest leafy addition, we want to ensure that you’re set up for success from the moment your plant leaves our greenhouse. Follow these steps to see how easy it is to unpack your plant and keep it healthy from day one.

Keep an Eye on the Weather

After your plant has shipped, you’ll receive an email with your UPS tracking number. We take great care to make sure your plant is packaged to protect it not only from breakage but also from temperature extremes during transit. Shipping during the winter is particularly tricky, so we augment our packaging with insulation and heat packets to keep your plant warm along the way.

If the temperatures in your area, or along the shipping route, dip below a certain point, we may hold the order until it reaches a safe temperature. Not to worry! We’ll be sure to keep you up to date via email. If it is unusually hot or cold the day your plant is set to arrive, try to avoid leaving your package outside for too long.

Unbox Your Plant

1. Start with your box standing up. In the case that your plant was delivered sideways or upside down, you may find some soil at the bottom of the box.

2. Next, cut along the tape on one side to open your plant box.

3. Unfurl the protective winter insulation from the box. Our innovative cold weather packaging works hard to shield your plant from the winter temperatures.

Throughout the season we have multiple types of insulation to keep your plant warm. Each insulation material is recyclable, and we encourage reuse when possible.

4. Then, slide your plant out from the box along with the inner cardboard supports, winter insulation, and heat packets. You can dispose of the heat packets in your regular waste or trash bin.

5. Release your plant from its box by cutting the tape on the corners. This box helps hold your plant in place during transit.

6. Remove the coco fiber mat from the top of the Ecopots planter. This fiber mat keeps soil from spilling while your plant is on its journey to you.

7. Next, remove the wood shavings from on top of the soil. The wood shavings also help keep soil in place during shipping, but be sure to discard them once your plant arrives to its new home.

The wood shavings can trap moisture and humidity around the plant, which can lead to crown or stem rot and overall decline of your plant’s health.

8. Finally, familiarize yourself with your new addition by reading your plant’s care card, which includes instructions for watering, lighting, humidity, and more. Our Grow-How™ Team of plant care experts is here to make you a more confident plant parent, so don’t be shy about reaching out!

9. Once you’ve found the perfect place in your home for your new plant, you’re all set!

It may take your plant a few weeks to acclimate to its new environment. During this time, you might notice slow water uptake, no new growth, or even a few dropped leaves. Don’t fret, though. You should see your plant perk back up about 2–3 weeks after arrival.

Share Your Plant

We love seeing Bloomscape plants in the wild! Tag us on social media using @bloomscape with the hashtag #bloomscapeyourspace.

Questions? We’re Here To Help

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns via email, chat, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. And don’t forget, our Grow-How™ Team is here to help you be a successful plant parent. No matter what your question is or what kind of plant you have, our team of knowledgeable plant care experts can help answer your questions and give you the encouragement you need. Happy growing!