The resiliency of Hoyas!
I recently sold some Hoyas & Dischidias to one of our friends in the Great White North - I'd never sent plants up there before, and upon looking at the P.O.'s website, they estimated it would be 6-10 days before they arrived. Wow, that seemed like a long time for them to be in the mail, so I put some sphagnum moss wrapped in plastic on the cut ends, hoping that little bit of moisture might help minimize the shock. And I used lots of packing peanuts to hopefully keep them from smushing up against each other.
So I sent them out the day after Memorial Day. To my dismay, I came home from work that very afternoon to find an e-mail from the intended recipient - could I hold off with mailing them because the P.O. up there was going on strike in 2 days. **OH NO!!!** It's too late!!
So I worried and fretted - my precious plants were going to be at the mercy of a striking workforce! Sitting in some P.O. warehouse, in that dark box for God knows how long. When I e-mailed him yesterday morning and asked what the status of the strike was, he said that the strike was ongoing, that mail was "moving very slowly" (so apparently not at a complete standstill), but he "feared the worst." Yesterday was 2 weeks since I'd mailed them... Bummer... not looking good.
Well, later last evening, I got an e-mail from him saying they had arrived later in the day... AND THEY WERE ALL FINE! He said there were even a few roots in the moss on some of them. YAY! I'm so relieved to know none of my precious plants were murdered by the P.O.! Just goes to show ya how tough Hoyas are!
Denise in Omaha