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23
March

Tips for Packing Your House Plants

By Michel Bayard

house plants

Plants can experience shock when their surroundings are abruptly altered. You can prepare your plants prior to your move to minimize the surprise they will undergo. Packing house plants for your new home requires extra consideration to ensure they survive the journey. Cardboard boxes can hold small potted plants during transportation. For maximum protection it is important that the material is sturdy enough to withstand being jostled and stacked. For additional support, tape can be used to reinforce the bottom of the exterior, and packing paper can line the inside. When the house plant is packed away, it will need air to endure. Poking holes on the sides and lid of each box will provide an adequate amount of air to sustain life for your plant while traveling. If you are packing house plants during winter, wrap them in an extra layer of bubble wrap. This will keep the cold air from harming the plant.

If you wish to bring any shrubs, saplings, or garden plants to your new home, it is imperative that the root system remains attached with the plant. First you should water the plant, and then dig a circle around it so that the complete root ball can be removed. Place the entirety of it into a plastic bag, but do not disrupt any soil that is attached. Make sure that the roots have enough moisture for the journey.

Federal guidelines deem household plants to be “perishable” items, which means there are some restrictions when transporting them. Plants are not permitted to be shipped by regulated moving vans for distances exceeding 150 miles or on expeditions that last longer than 24 hours. If your move is greater than 150 miles, you will have to transport your plants in your own vehicle. This is the safest option, as you can control the temperature in your car and make it a hospitable environment for them. If your move is less than 150 miles, moving vans are allowed to carry your plants.

When making arrangements for your move, be sure to check that the movers will be able to accommodate your house plants. If you are going to be residing in a new state, you must consult with the state’s Department of Natural Resources beforehand. This will alert you to any plant restrictions that may be in effect for that area. Certain states fear that the inclusion of some outside plants can cause problems for the existing vegetation. The regulations are in place as a preventative measure to eliminate environmental and agricultural threats that can be spread by insects and disease. If you are packing house plants for a move across state lines, several weeks earlier you should repot them in commercial soil in order to circumvent quarantine.

If you are looking to move down the road or across the nation, rely on Safeway Moving & Storage. We can assist in every facet of your move, so your stress will be alleviated. Our trained movers exhibit extreme caution when handling your belongings, including your house plants. There is no need to undergo the stresses related to moving when our professionals can take care of it for you. We are located in Lexington, KY, providing service to the surrounding area.