The process of moving comes with many forms of stress, so you really don’t need the added pressure of moving your beautiful indoor plant safely to a new location. Fortunately, moving your plants doesn’t have to be a hassle. Simply follow these five tips to ensure that your houseplants arrive at your new home safely.
5 Tips for Moving Your House Plants
- If you’re simply making a move across town, then you can just pack up your plants into open boxes. Once packed up, place the boxes in your car and take them over to your new home.
- For taller plants, pack sphagnum moss into the top of each pot. Then, wrap each pot with plastic – this way you don’t have to worry about making a mess in your car if the pot tips over during the trip.
- For those of you moving during winter, wrap plants with newspaper before you load them into your car. Even the slightest amount of exposure to extreme cold can injure your plants.
- It can be difficult traveling long distances with plants in a car, especially if you’re making several overnight stops along the way. If this is the case, you should try and treat your plants like you would treat your pets: Don’t let them get too hot or too cold. If you leave them in the car for more than an hour, crack the car windows and be sure to keep them hydrated.
- If necessary, you can arrange to have plants shipped to your new home. However, this option can get a little pricy and you don’t know how your plants will do on the trip. For long distance moves, you may want to just pick out a few of your favorite plants and then have a plant sale for the rest. Once you’re settled into your new home, you can spend the money from the sale on new plants!
Now that you’re all moved in and your plants have made it there in one piece, don’t let your efforts go to waste by letting them fall to pests or disease. To ensure your plants stay safe, regularly treat them with Green Thumb, which uses natural ingredients like lemongrass oil to benefit your foliage and prevent bugs, mold, and mildew.