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How to Pack Plants for Moving

Do you have the proverbial “Green Thumb,” or do you struggle to keep your house plants alive? Most of us probably find ourselves somewhere in the middle of these opposites. Still, when we are about to move to a new home, the question of how to pack plants for moving will probably come up.

Plants are delicate items, and if you want them to survive the transition, you’ll have to be extra careful with your approach.

In this quick guide, we’ll provide tips on how to pack plants for moving. Let’s get into it.

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Prune Your Plants

Depending on the kind of plant and your pruning skills, pruning them back to reduce their size might be an option to consider: After all, a reduced size makes them easier to transport and minimizes the risk of them becoming damaged.

Pack Your Plants

With your plants prepped, it’s time to pack them. Do this on the day or, at the latest, the night before, and take advantage of your various options. 

You can place small plants in a sturdy box with some packing paper or bubble wrap. For larger plants, you can use a plastic or fabric planter bag. Secure the top with a twist tie or zip tie to prevent soil from spilling during transport.

Label Your Plants

To ensure that your plants are transported safely, label them clearly so that movers or friends helping with the move know they’re fragile items. This will help them take extra care when handling the plants.

Transport Your Plant

During transport, ensure your plants are kept in a safe and secure spot. Avoid placing them in the back of a moving truck, as temperature fluctuations can damage plants. Instead, consider supporting them in the passenger compartment of your vehicle or rent a climate-controlled van for transport.

Unpack Your Plants

Once you arrive at your new home, unpack your plants as soon as possible. Make sure they’re placed in a spot with the right amount of light and temperature for each plant species. Give your plants some time to adjust to their new surroundings before watering them again.

And there you have it, your plants moved safe and sound to your new home!

Water Your Plants

On the days following your move, don’t forget to water your plants (according to their specific needs) to ensure they’re well-hydrated after the journey. But be careful; overwatering can cause mold or root rot, so be careful not to overdo it.

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In conclusion, moving your plants doesn’t have to be stressful if you take the necessary precautions to ensure their safe transport. With these tips, you can pack and move your plants confidently, knowing they’ll arrive at their new home healthy and happy.

Now you know how to pack plants for moving, but what about the rest? Request your free quote, and contact us for further questions!

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