For the safety of these magical plants, plants are shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday, excluding holidays. Orders placed before 7 AM Pacific Time should go out within 1-2 shipping days.
Rimless aquariums and other hard goods will be shipped Monday through Friday via UPS Ground or freight. When purchasing plants/livestock with any hard goods, they will sometimes be shipped separately; but don't worry, we'll be sure to keep you updated with your purchase!
Purchasing expedited shipping will ensure that your package is in transit for less time, but the order will still be processed within 1-2 shipping days.
Please make sure your shipping address is correct prior to placing an order as we will not be held responsible for DOA due to an undeliverable, incomplete or incorrect addresses.
Damaged packages, lost packages, and/or any mishandling by the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express (FedEx), or other logistics/courier service provider is not our responsibility. However, we will make sure to take the proper steps to resolve the situation by filing a claim on your behalf. This process can take some time (14+ business days depending on the courier service), so please bear with us as we assist in fixing any issues that may arise.
**Note that some plants we carry may be considered federal or state noxious weeds. It is the CUSTOMER's responsibility to check with their own state rules and regulations before ordering (you can check the list here
). All of our plants clear stringent import regulations via the USDA office in Los Angeles.
Hard goods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase for a full refund as long as the product is unused, new and sealed in its box. We offer store credit for items that have been opened and used, but please note this is on a case by case basis and Buce Plant reserves the right to provide solutions deemed fit pertaining to each inquiry. A 30% restocking fee will apply to refunds that are issued for open or used items or items that do not get returned with their original packaging. Customer will have to pay for return shipping fees.
We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
DOA POLICY IN COLLABORATION WITH ROUTE (updated 6/19/2020)
If you have purchased Route shipping insurance, please refer here.
If your plants arrived DOA (Dead On Arrival), please provide a clear picture of the plants sealed in their original packaging, as well as a photo of the packing slip, within 12 hours of the package arrival at the shipping address.
Send all pictures, along with a photo of your packing slip to email@example.com. Inquiries regarding DOA will not be accepted via social media platforms (ie. Facebook and Instagram)
During colder months (under 50°F at your location), please remember to add a heat pack to your order to receive our DOA guarantee. Orders without the purchase of a heat pack will not qualify for DOA replacements, refunds or credits.
Don’t worry, we’ll take care of your order as long as it fits within the guidelines above!
QUALITY STANDARDS AND OUT OF STOCK NOTIFICATIONS
You will be notified via email if our Fulfillment Team determines that an item does not meet our Standards of Quality and cannot be shipped, or if an item is out of stock. If this email has no response within 24 hours, the order will shipped without the item and a refund will be issued.
WHEN WILL THIS BE BACK IN STOCK?
To be notified of when something becomes available, be sure you select "Email Me When Available" on the product's page.If you have additional questions, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that dates are subject to change without notice.
If you'd like to purchase dry goods from us and are outside the United States, we will do our best to accommodate your order. Should there be an issue, we will contact you via email. Plants cannot be shipped outside the United States.
Gift cards cannot be redeemed for refunds, cash or credit. However, if you purchased the gift card for someone and decide you need a refund, please contact us!
DO YOUR PLANTS HAVE SNAILS?
Our team does a great job of keeping our holding tanks clean from algae and various ailments. We also perform quality checks prior to shipping plants! However, it is always possible that snails may be present. If you do not want to risk this, please consider purchasing tissue culture aquatic plants and/or cleaning and quarantining new plants very thoroughly prior to placing them in your aquarium. Snails are a natural part of the environment and are inevitable when dealing with live aquatic plants.
ARE OUR PLANTS SAFE FOR INVERTEBRATES?
Caution: In order to comply with USDA requirements regarding agricultural pests, some of our partner farms may use pesticides on potted/bunch plants that can also harm shrimp or other invertebrates. Extra rinsing or several days of soaking may be necessary before it is safe to add the new plants to your shrimp tank.
HOW DO I PREPARE PLANTS?
Plant preparation will be contingent on what "form" you purchase the plant in. Plants will generally be sold in the following forms.
- Pot: The plant is wrapped in wool and placed in a little pot.
- Lead Bunch: Typically used for stem plants. The plant is wrapped in protective cotton and secured with a lead weight to prevent it from floating.
- Attached to: Plants such as aquatic mosses can be attached to stainless steel sheets.
- Tissue Culture: These plants are grown in a lab and are the only way to fully guarantee that plants are 100% snail, pest and algae free.
To learn how to prep potted and lead bunch
plants, click here
To learn how to prep tissue culture
plants, click here
To learn how to dip your potted and lead bunch
plants to get rid of algae/pests, click here
For all plants that are attached to something, gently separate it and replant or reattach. Stainless steel mats will generally have a net-like covering that you can cut off and peel back. Once peeled back or removed, gently pluck off the portions of moss and reattach to your liking.
If you have any questions, send us a message!
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.