Shipping and Returns
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Plants sold by Zone 9 Tropicals
Zone 9 Tropicals specializes in selling znad shipping live plants. We ship most order of live plants by UPS on Mondays. In most cases orders placed by Saturday at noon are shipped on Monday. Orders to California typically ship within 4 to 20 days pending phytosanitary inspections. Shipping may be delayed in winter. We do not ship to PO Boxes. Please let us know prior to ordering if UPS does not deliver to your address. There may also be delays in shipping around holidays, including: New Years, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Credit cards are charged at time of order confirmation.
We list the quantity of the plants we have in stock and we strive to keep an accurate inventory. However, some plants will occasionally be out of stock. Out of stock plants will be deleted from your order before shipping. We do not substitute for out of stock plants unless you indicate which plants to substitute when you place your order. However, we will substitute a different size, of the same plant, when one size is out of stock. Please let us know in the comments box when placing your order if you do not accept a size substitution. Please list plant substitutions (or other comments) in the comment box when placing your order.
We ship plants all year. However, we recommend shipping to your area only when minimum night temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees F. Damage due to cold temperatures and delays is at customer’s risk. Please let us know if you would like us to hold your order until warmer weather in spring. Note that some plants are only available seasonally and we may not be able to reserve some plants for long periods. We will notify you if this is the case.
Damage to plants must be reported within three days of receipt. An attached photo will help us in filing any insurance claims with the shipping company.
We do accept orders by mail. Shipping cost can be calculated by entering your plants into the shopping cart and then inputting your zip code or you can contact us for the shipping cost. Please contact us if you want to confirm plant availability before ordering. Texas residents must include 8.25% sales tax.
For shipping to Hawaii and Puerto Rico, please contact us for a quote and shipping details. Prices are subject to change without notice. We do not sell wholesale.
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