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Here it is folks, a short comprehensive list of things to try and things not to try when sending cuttings or rooted Brugmansia.
Try to wrap the cuttings in moist perlite or moss. Keep the base of the cutting in this mixture or one of the two. Wrap base in the above mixture and then in plastic wrap or a bag-tape to bind together the moss/perlite mixture to the base of the stem. Alternatives include aluminum foil. Do not use paper towels or newpapers unless one is sending Brugmansia within the USA as these tend to promote rot when cuttings are in them too long. Always strip cuttings of the majority of their leaves before shipping, the fewer the better. Soaking cuttings or even rooted Brugmansia in water for 24 hours prior to shipping enhances its chances of survival during a long shipping. Perlite dries out gradually and keeps the cutting moist, but not wet when tightly bound with plastic wrap etc so roots are more apt to form in shipping and the cutting is less likely to root. Never send any cuttings loosely and in an envelope as cuttings tend to get banged up in shipping regardless of the method one uses...best to ship in a box if one is going to ship. Always use filler or tape the cuttings to the side of the box if one is sending cuttings... Or do both...Green cuttings are more susceptible to rot and or damage during transit, especially long transits. Arborea can be shipped as hardwood cuttings or semi hardwood cuttings. Most any hybrid does wonderful as a cutting over long distances if it is a hardwood cutting or semi hardwood. Green cuttings can be rooted of some hybrids, don't send green cuttings unless you send extra and you are confident they will root and the person has enough experience to root green or semigreen cuttings. I must confess, I have rooted some of the greenest Brugmansia cuttings in the world, but I never gamble...or at least I rarely gamble. Please post any questions or alternative known good shipping techniques for Brugmansia here. Best experience I have found is actually recieving Brugmansia as you know when a Brugmansia arrives well that the method that person used was a good method or that person just got lucky. One of the two ayy? Ahh, live and learn. Hope this helps some of you.