Clean the roots of the anthurium plant by placing it under running water. Make sure that no soil particles remain on the roots of the plant.
Take several layers of paper towels and damp them with water using a spray bottle. The towels must be moist but not soaked. Wrap the roots of the plant with the damp paper towels. This will prevent the roots from drying out.
Use clear plastic wrap to wrap around the paper towels to help retain the moisture and prevent the water from leaking into the box.
Attach a label on the plant indicating its variety.
Carefully wrap the whole anthurium plant, including the leaves, with newspaper to protect them. Use scotch tape to secure the paper.
Place the wrapped plant in a box and cushion all sides, top and bottom with packing peanuts or shredded paper.
Close the box and seal with packaging tape. Address and label the package and take to a shipping company or the post office.
If the roots are wrapped properly, the plant will last 3 or 4 days during normal temperatures. To be safe, pick the quickest shipping option that your budget allows.