I have never shipped any plants but from what I have read here on the forum, you wrap the leaves in wet paper towels. I would then encase the rock & plant in styrofoam to keep it immobile during shipment. ---sort of like putting a plaster-of-paris cast on a broken arm. Custom fit two haves of styrofoam & duck tape them together with the plant and rock inside. Should work---I think. Save the plant for me and I'll give you $5.00 for it. It's gorgeous.