Keeping Plants Alive While Travelling Help

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by anitazoechang, May 29, 2018.

  1. anitazoechang

    anitazoechangNew MemberMember

    I'm planning on picking up some plants while travelling but I won't be able to have a fish tank set up where I am to plant them in. It'll be about 4 days between when I can pick them up and when I jump on a flight to go home and then another 8 hour drive from the airport. What's the best way to keep them alive through the whole process?
  2. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Assuming they are aquatic?

    If it was me, i would have a small container to store them in for a couple of days, with some dechlorinated water in a well lit- not bright - area. When it comes time for the airport shuttle, I'd place them in things such as wide mouth plastic bottles - that's rigid - wrapped in damp paper toweling. Once home, transfer to tank.
  3. Piaelliott

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    I don't know where you are travelling but I would consider that it might be illegal to import plants.
  4. OP

    anitazoechangNew MemberMember

    @aussieJJDude yup aquatic plants! I'm in rural Queensland where aquarium plants are way to dear so thought I'd take advantage of a trip into the city :) are most plants happy to be floated like that or do I need to get some substrate?

    @Piaelliott just going interstate, not overseas – already spoke to the airline company and they have no restrictions on transporting plants as long as they're packed properly in my baggage
  5. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Nice. I would suggest buying online and shipping the plants to your door, its a lot easier and safer than you think! And yeah, they will be fine floating for a couple of days, its not going to kill them!

    Remember to look up your state laws, some plants are illegal to import in. I think one is amazon frogbit, but I believe theres others so its important to look up your state laws! (Aka, dont buy _____, basically a list of what nots!)

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