Here are some tips for shipping bamboo
- Ship the plants when there isn't a chance that they could sit in a depot or warehouse for extended periods of time.
- Be sure there is no excess moisture but enough that the plant will not dry out in transit.
- Remove as much soil as possible without jeopardizing the plant.
- Culms can be bent and/or topped (trimmed at the top) to fit in the smallest box possible.
- Use flat rate boxes to minimize postage on larger plants. (This may not be feasible with smaller lightweight plants.)
- Wrap the root ball in either thick plastic or double up thinner material.
- Secure the root ball wrapping with twist ties or twine to keep soil from spilling.
- Try to ship in a box which doesn't allow the plant to shift during transit. (Flop around in the box.)
- Remove any old shipping labels, bar codes, and addresses from the box.
- Double wall corrugated cardboard can provide more rigidity and protection for the plant if available.