Re: How Harvey packs banana plants for shipping
Benny, I took the soil off of mine also, though I did notice during the filming of the video I missed a little on one plant. Priority Mail usually gets plants delivered in 1-3 days so I prefer it over FedEx 5-day. I would also be more concerned about damage to a really long box.
Patty, the plants don't go dormant with the soil removed and it doesn't seem to shock the plants by doing it this way. The plant slows way down when it's in a box and not exposed to sunlight and drying air and, if you have plenty of roots, it can take off right where it left off when it was dug up. It's best to not put such a plant in full sun right away, though, so I almost always pot them up and wait until they're re-rooted before planting in the ground.