Tips on Moving Your Plants
Moving plants is a difficult task, whether you do it yourself or you pay a moving company to do it. If you choose the second option, do keep in mind that some won’t transport plants at all, so ask in advance if there are limitations and rules. Next, consider whether it is worth it to transport your plants at all. If you just have a couple of potted plants you absolutely love, it may make sense to take them along, but a large collection will probably end up costing you a fortune to move without any guaranties that they will arrive to their destination in good condition.
Once you’ve decided which plants you want to move, your next step is to place the plants in cardboard boxes. This will prevent breakage and keep the plants protected from dust and excessive heat. If you need to close the boxes, remember to punch holes in them so the plants can breathe. Also wrapping your plant pot with stretch wrap will help prevent soil from spilling out.
When loading the moving boxes, make sure they are stacked against a flat surface so they won’t tilt and fall. If necessary, push some furniture against the moving boxes so there’s no moving during transportation.
Finally, make sure you unpack the plants as soon as you arrive to your destination. For the first few days, put them in a neutral space, away from heavy drafts and strong sunlight. Then slowly move them to their final spot.