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Description: Plants often suffer from cold, frost, or from heat, sweating and desiccation. The plants when affected by cold or frost if suitably heated may recover completely or at least to a considerable extent. It is not unusual for shippers to send a certain amount of plants in surplus in order to make up for those which may die during transit. It is therefore necessary to count the sound plants instead of the damaged ones. Shrubs are shipped in large quantities in containers which are often insufficiently ventilated. The fleshy leaves ferment quickly and heat results which kills the twigs, but usually there is some life left in the lower stems and roots, so that the plants can be cut down and planted.
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Commodity Name: PLANTS

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