How to move your plants succesfully when moving to New York


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There are many ways to move your plants….









Moving to New York and have many live plants? Not to worry. Just follow these simple instructions and your plants will travel safely to your new place and even survive a few days after the move without further work on your behalf.

  • Three weeks before moving day: if your plants reside in clay pots, transport them to unbreakable plastic pots of approximately the same size; changing pot sizes significantly may harm your plants.
  •  Two weeks before moving day: Prune larger plants. Pruning will make your plants more compact for easy handling and transport. Pruning will also yields healthy, bushy, attractive plants.
  •  One week before moving day: Make sure all plants are healthy. Get rid oaf any plant that looks sick or hosts any insects or parasites. Check plants for insects and parasites.
  • Two days before moving day: Water your plants normally, taking care to not over water. Too much water can cause plants to freeze in cold weather or promote fungus growth in warm weather.
  • Moving day: Pack your plants in the morning (or the night before).
  •  Wrap large plants with tissue paper, light towels or old bed linens to prevent branches from breaking.
  •  Place each pot in a box so it fits snugly at the bottom.You can pack a a few pots in a box if you are moving small plants
  •  Pack paper in the box around the base of the pot to hold the pot in place. Make sure that heavy pots unable to move inside the box during the move.
  •  Punch air holes in the sides of the box and loosely fasten the lid so plants can breathe.
  •  Set the boxes upright and clearly mark the lids. This will help avoid loading them by mistake into the moving van.
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Replant your plants in time









Sometimes it makes sense to take the plants in your car if you are moving long distance and would prefer to take care of your plants yourself. If you decide to do so, here are a few tips on how to keep your plants alive while traveling.

  •  Load plants as close to your departure time as possible.
  •  In warm weather, stop periodically in shaded areas and crack a window. Avoid exposing plants to direct sunlight at any time.
  • Keep a comfortable temperature in your car. Cold weather, especially, can be hazardous to your plants. If needed, help protect plants by wrapping them with newspaper or paper bags.
  •  Avoid putting them in the trunk of your car; heat, cold, and lack of fresh air can be harmful.
  •  If you travel for more than three days, bring plants indoors when you lodge and open cartons to expose them to light.
  •  Water your plants only if they seem unusually dry. Otherwise, wait until you have arrived at your new home.
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Acclimate your plants to your new place











  • Bringing your plants safely into your new home: Unpack your plants as soon as possible.
  •  Remove them through the bottom of the box to avoid breaking leaves and branches.
  •   Refrain from moving plants around until they become acclimated.

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