Moving houseplants to a new home

Eco Friendly Packing Guide - January 31, 2021

Houseplants can have the same status in the house as a pet. Usually, when you buy a young plant, and with good care, you can see its beautiful growth. Because of this, many people grow attached to their houseplants. When are you preparing for the move, you need to understand that houseplants aren’t ornaments. They are living and breathing creatures that deserve proper care during a move. You would want to have your houseplants in perfect condition when you arrive in your new home. This will not happen if plants are subject to fluctuations of temperatures and light, with jostling during the move. You will have to prepare in advance your plants for the move. You can start by getting eco moving boxes and physically preparing plants. Here are a few tips for moving houseplants to a new home. 

The first step when moving houseplants is good preparation 

A week or two before packing and moving, you should do extensive care of your plants. This means removing dead leaves, cleaning leaves with water, changing soil, or repotting in larger pots if needed. With good preparation and care, your plants will be able to better withstand the stress from moving. 

The very important aspect when moving plants would be to see if the new climate is suitable for your plants. Some plants can’t thrive in high humidity, while others can. If that is the case, you should find a way how you can help them in new unfavorable conditions. If you don’t have time for research, you can include a family member. This is a good way to include the entire family in the moving process. 

a person holding plants
You should prepare your plants for moving properly

Finding the right moving supplies for your houseplants 

Houseplants are by nature very delicate, and they deserve good and quality moving supplies. For this reason, you should avoid getting cardboard boxes. Instead of them, you should use plastic packing boxes for moving. These types of boxes are sturdier, crush-proof, and reusable. Once you get them, you can use them later as a storage option. With plastic moving boxes, you should also get the following.

  • Plastic pots 
  • Sterilized potting soil 
  • Plastic bags 
  • Paper towels 
  • Flea collars 

One of the moving day priorities is to get proper moving supplies. This is especially important when looking for the right supplies for your houseplants. 

person holding three houseplants
Find suitable boxes for your houseplants.

How to properly pack and transport your houseplants? 

When moving houseplants, it’s very important how you are going to pack and transport them. On a moving day, you should place a plastic bag over every plant, and tie it at the base. Next is to place them in moving boxes. The large plants should have a box for themselves, and smaller ones can share one box. It’s important to not leave a place to move. You can achieve this by putting packing paper or bubble wrapping in spaces between the pots of the plants. The best way to transport your houseplants is by car with you. This way, you can control the temperature, water them if needed, and they will have an access to the light. 

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