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A. If the plants arrive in bad shape - let them float for a week or so.
Even if the main shoot tip has died, this technique lets the plant
grow roots and shoots from every node. It's also a good way to
get a large number of sideshoots for propagation.

B. The best way to ship them is in a bag, loosly wrapped with
a moist (NOT WET) paper towel to maintain the humidity in the bag.
Too wet - accelerate rotting. Too dry - plants may dry out.
If shipping in extreme temps, use styro insulation.

C. Prune sensitive plants out of your tank right before shipping
them out. If you see you'll need to prune some out and need to
ship out the clippings - find a taker before you prune.
 

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I shipped e. stellata just a few weeks ago...
This is what the person had to say.
Just wanted to let you know that the stellata is doing exceptionally well. It has kept a lot of its original color and is growing more red at the tips as it is adjusting to my tank. Its funny that the same day that your plants arrived I also received a shipment of heteranthera zosterfolia from aquatic-depot. These plants that I had paid $40 for were in terrible shape, but are picking up nicely now. Your plants arrived in impeccable condition.
I'm sending out some more early next week - will see if that does well.
 
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