oneeyeluke said:What kind of plants do you have coming?
WillC said:The most importnat consideration id how you pot them up, assuming they arrive in decent condition with healthy roots.
When they arrive, I suggest that you post a photo that shows the plants in the condition in which they arrive and before you attempt to put them in water or moss or soil. You will get a reply here pretty promptly. In the interim, keep the roots damp but undisturbed.
WillC said:As long as moisture is maintained around the roots, as it has been during shipping, they should be fine for at least several days. It's better to get them off to a good start than to rush into doing something inappropriate.
If they arrive in poor condition, can they be returned?
WillC said:Since the outset of the pandemic, there are many folks taking advantage of that by selling plants online. Many of those sellers are living in warm climates where the plants grow abundantly outdoors. They take some cuttings and ship them in a variety of conditions. Buying online from a nonprofessional grower is taking a big chance.
I hope your source is reputable but be prepared for the worst.