Moving House Plants
A Couple Of Weeks Before You Move
- Prune plants to facilitate packing. Consult a florist or a plant book for instructions.
A Week Before Your Move
- Place your
plants in a black plastic bag, along with a bug/pest strip, conventional
flea collar or bug powder. Close the bag and place in a cool area
overnight to kill any pests on the plant or in the soil.
The Day Before Your Move
- Place the plants
in cardboard containers. Hold them in place with dampened newspaper or
packing paper. Use paper to cushion the leaves and place a final layer
of wet paper on top to keep them moist. If you must leave your plants
behind, then take cuttings. Put them in a plastic bag with wet paper
towels around them.
On The Day Of Your Move
- Set the boxes
aside and mark "DO NOT LOAD" so they won't be taken on the moving van.
Close the boxes and punch air holes in the top before loading into your
- Park your car in a shaded area in the summer and a sunny spot in the winter.
- Unpack the
plants as soon as possible after arrival. Remove plants through the
bottom of the box to avoid breaking the stems. Do not expose the plants
to much sunlight at first. Let them get gradually accustomed to more