How we pack your plants.

How We Pack Your Plants

We sell five main plant sizes - plugs, xl plugs, 7cm plants, 9cm plants, and 2 litre plants. Plug plants are far easier to grow than from seed. You can also use the larger sized plants to add instant impact to your garden without any wait. Using a bespoke box system and biodegradable plastics, we can get your plants to you in tip-top condition and do our bit in taking care of the environment.

Plug Plants.

Plug plants are small plants or seedlings grown in cell trays. In order to supply our customers with some of the largest plants on the market we have standardised the plug sizes we offer.

Our plugs come as either LARGE or EXTRA LARGE, with a flat cell shape that allows us to pack them in large letter boxes. The larger root system of our plugs makes them much easier to establish than smaller plug plants giving you the benefit of cost efficiency without the additional care required for small plugs.

Our LARGE plugs are larger than most on the market with a root ball 2.5 inches in height and 1.5 inches in width. Our EXTRA LARGE plugs are some of the largest on the market with a root ball 2.5 inches in height and 2 inches in width.

Other Plant Sizes

7cm Plant

Our 7cm plants are standard sized with a root ball 2 inches in height and 2.5 inches in width.

9cm Plant

Our 9cm plants are standard sized with a root ball 3.5 inches in height and 3 inches in width.

2 Litre Plant

Our 2L plants are standard sized with a root ball 5 inches in height and 5 inches in width.


At Bedwen, we are enormously proud to have developed a system to pack and send online orders without sending excessive plastic.


The plants are first removed from their plastic pot or cell tray. The roots are then submerged in water and wrapped in paper towel to ensure the plants have water on their journey.


After this, the plants are placed into biodegradable bags to retain the moisture and protect the outer packaging.


The boxes we use were specially designed in-house as a way to drastically reduce the need to send any additional packaging. They achieve this by the outer ‘wings’ folding over to hold the plants in place, securing the plants from damage in transit.

What should I do when my plants arrive?

  • Carefully unpack your plants and check that the compost is moist.
  • Should any of the compost be dry, water carefully using a small watering can, and allow to drain.
  • Stand in a light, warm place, and then follow the growing on instructions on the label included with your plant – provided they are kept moist, they can usually be left for up to 3 days.