Furniture, computers, televisions, dishes, and glasses must be well protected and packed to prevent them from breaking during transport. When transporting plants, it is essential to pack them well and pay particular attention to the transport conditions and ambient temperatures. To help you with this task, we’ve put together our best tips for keeping your plants safe during your move.

When is the best time to move your plants?

The seasons are very important if you want the best move for your plants. For this, you should choose the most favorable seasons according to your type of plant, its flowering period, or the period of foliage loss. For indoor plants, summer and spring will be the most favorable seasons to move them, while for outdoor plants, it will be winter.

How to transport your plants?

To facilitate their transportation, small plants can be protected in cardboard boxes adapted to the size of the pot. Indoor plants whose pots are sensitive to shocks should be repotted in plastic pots. If you have plants in your garden and want to take them with you, unfold them and put them in plastic bags. Afterward, you will have to replant them as soon as you arrive.

How to prepare your outdoor plants?

If you have outdoor plants that you want to take with you, it is essential to prepare them one to two weeks in advance. They must be dug up, digging around the roots and keeping a sufficient length to replant them afterward. The roots must then be covered with a cloth (or bag) by tying them around them without tightening too much. Once well protected, place the garden plants in plastic pots with a mixture of soil and peat and water them abundantly after covering them with soil. This way, they will have some time to acclimate to the pot, which is easier than loading the moving truck directly. The smoother the transition, the less waste you will have.

How do I take good care of the plants when they arrive?

Once you arrive in your new home, try to find them a situation similar to the one they experienced previously, with the same light exposure conditions. You will have to let them breathe quickly by taking them out of their bags and boxes. Ideally, you should even replant them as soon as you arrive, making sure that the soil is identical to the one from which you dug them up. Watering should be moderate so that they gradually regain their ideal hygrometry. But above all, don’t hesitate to keep an eye on them to spot the slightest anomaly (browning or yellowing of the foliage, the appearance of spots, softening of the leaves…) and be able to act quickly. The shocks they have suffered during their move are not harmless and will show you if their new environment does not suit them.

Don’t worry, moving plants, whether they come from your garden or your home, is not that complicated. If you’ve taken good care of them throughout the process and followed all our tips, they should easily regain their strength in their new environment.