Transporting houseplants can be a challenging task, but with proper preparation and care, you can move them safely. We offer useful tips that will make the process easier for you.
How to prepare plants for transportation
Preparing houseplants for transportation can help maintain their health and reduce stress during the move. Start by checking their health. Before transport, make sure they are healthy and free from any diseases or pests. If no problems are found, transplant them into new pots. If the plants need repotting, do it a few weeks before the move. New soil will help them better survive the move and adapt to a new environment.
After that, it is best to leave the greenery in a bright place. Before transporting, make sure they receive enough light, especially if the transportation will take several days. Photosynthesis is essential, and prolonged lack of light can negatively affect their health.
Make sure the plants are watered before transportation so they don’t dry out during the move. But don’t overdo it, as this can damage them.
Choose suitable weather conditions. If you are moving plants outside, choose a windless day to prevent damage to leaves from the wind. If possible, lay them on their side and cover them to protect them from the wind.
Finally, check the temperature in the car. Make sure the temperature in the car is comfortable for the plants. Do not leave them in a hot car for an extended period, especially in the sun.
How to protect plants from damage
First of all, cover them with plastic wrap or paper. This will help protect the leaves and branches from damage caused by friction or accidental bumps. However, do not pack them too tightly so they can breathe freely.
We recommend using pallets or boxes for transportation. This will help prevent plants from moving or tilting during transportation and prevent them from falling. Then secure all the plants in the car. As mentioned earlier, it is best to use pallets as they are more secure and reliable.
It is important to remember that sudden changes in temperature can damage plants, so try to transport them at a stable temperature, and do not leave them in extreme heat or cold, in the sun or in the car.
How to help plants adapt to a new home
Adapting plants to a new home after a move is an important stage that will help them stay healthy and beautiful. Here are some tips:
- Before the move, choose a spot for your plants in the new home. Consider the lighting, humidity, and temperature in that spot to ensure it’s suitable for the specific plant species. Remember that the same plant may behave differently in different conditions.
- When you first move, don’t immediately put the plants in their new spot. Give them time to adjust to the new environment by placing them in shade and humidifying the air around them. It’s also not recommended to repot plants immediately after the move; it’s better to give them some time to adapt.
- Maintain optimal humidity levels. During the move and in the new home, humidity levels may be lower than usual, which can negatively affect plant health.
- Remember that during the adaptation period, plants may need more water than usual to maintain their vitality. However, be careful not to overwater them, as this can lead to soil oversaturation.
- Ensure adequate lighting. The new home may have different lighting than the previous one, which can affect the growth and health of the plants.
- Regularly check the plants for diseases and pests. During the adaptation period, they may be more vulnerable to diseases and pests.
Remember that indoor plants require special attention during a move. Follow these tips, and everything will surely work out for you. If you’re unsure you can handle it yourself, our experts are always ready to help you.