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Indian Rock ships plants except to Florida and overseas.  Our customers report that their plants arrive in great condition.  For least expense yet keeping the plant healthy, most soil is carefully removed and the plant is placed in moistened perlite (considered bare-root).  Upon receiving this package, the customer is advised to place each plant into a container of appropriate soil or to plant in the ground within 3 days.

Our low-cost pricing structure is set for customers visiting our nursery and taking plants away.  The process of preparing a plant, securing it in a cardboard box and delivering it to a shipping concern like FedEx is arduous.  Our minimum purchase requirement is $250.

PREPARATION COSTS, EXAMPLE                                                                                         

We stock the ULine® 48" x 12" x 12" shipping box.  The cost of using a box larger than this will be expensive.  Typically a 15 gallon plant will fit in this box having a root base about 12” tall and plant height that is 36” tall.  In some cases, the top of a taller plant can be curled to fit.  When a longer box is needed, we will create an appendage not longer than 24” (thus the modified box will be 72” in length). 

During hot weather, we will schedule our delivery to FedEx on Monday, to arrive before the following weekend.

FedEx Ground, most economical; recent deliveries Escondido, CA to coastal NJ were promised 4 days.

1 ea 12” x 12” x 48” box                         9.00     ; Uline cost, shipping to Indian Rock, storage/handling

Perlite                                                     2.00      ' 5 gallons, typically

Shipping tape/packing                            3.00       ; half-roll, typically

Shipping paper                                       2.00        ; minimum charge

Labor                                                    40.00       ; $10. per hour per person, for 2 hours; 2 people will be

                                                                               ; doing this work

Travel to FedEx                                    34.41         ; 22 miles round trip @ $0.655 (2023 Fed) per mile plus

                                                                               ; $20.00 for 45 minutes loading and driving time

Preparation Total                                 $87.10 



example                                                 $189.                                                                      


TOTAL                                                   $276.10




Before using FedEx as the shipper, I will ask you to contact FedEx online to obtain your personal FedEx account number, then inform me of that account number.  Having this account will save you around 30%.

Prior to breaking down the plant I will obtain from you by phone your credit card information.  I will charge your credit card the preparation and plant costs because they are fairly known.  Upon approval for this credit card charge, I will prepare the plant and take the package to FedEx.  For shipment to your location I will present your FedEx account number, your name, address and telephone number along with our business identification to our local FedEx store.  They will run your account number and provide me with a receipt.  When I return home I will scan that receipt and send a copy to you via email.  Your credit card number and account number will either be destroyed or, at your request, placed in a secure location here for your next order.