RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #355
Subject: Temporary storage of plants.
I have had good results with washing the plants carefully and removing all substrate, then wrapping them individually in damp newspaper or laying the damp paper down , placing the plants along the paper serially then carefully rolling the paper. The paper is then sealed in a plastic bag with enough air trapped to act as a weight-bearing cushion, then placed in a styrofoam box (as for fish) and placed in a cool place.
This works in the field, the major damaging factor (as with fish) seems to be elevated temperature and duration of storage period longer than 6-8 days.
When replanting ensure all damaged leaves and roots are trimmed and don't forget to re-seed the new set-up with some of your old successful substrate as those micro- organisms make a major difference in my experience.
Good luck with the move.
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