4 Points to Consider When Moving Plants to Your New Home
Household plants have the ability to add vibrancy and beauty to any home and for a lot of people household plants are extremely important, so moving them with you to a new home can be a worrying experience. As much as you love your plants please seriously consider if you really want to move them, as they do not enjoy being transported, particularly long distances. Take time to consider these 4 points to help you made make an informed decision about transporting your plants safely to a new destination:
1. Consider Quarantine regulations if moving interstate
If moving interstate, be sure to check the States quarantine regulations outlining the types of plants that are permitted, as some plants are not allowed to be taken across certain State or Territory borders. The earlier you find out the better, this might save you having to discard one of your favourite plants at the border. Specific Quarantine information for WA and TAS can be found here:
Western Australia – http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/PC_93008.html?s=1524024498
2. Transfer plants into plastic pots
Where possible, we recommend transferring your plants into plastic pots that are less likely to break. Terracotta and ceramic pots have an inherent weakness and are inclined to crack under the weight of soil where there is vibration, such as in a truck. Doing this a week or so before moving will give your plant a chance to adjust in time for the big move. Wrap your breakable pots separately, remembering which plant goes in which pot for when you replant them.
3. Watering your plants
When taking plants with you, it is best not to water them up to two days prior to transport. If pots are wet when travelling to your new home this may cause water and dirt to leak onto your furniture. It is also important to keep in mind that your plants cannot be watered during their move; this could at times mean waiting 1-2 weeks before being able to water them again. Consider the durability of your plants and whether they can withstand the journey.
4. Beware of the heat
Your plants might go on a considerable journey in the heat. This is unavoidable as our containers and trucks do tend to hold the heat which can cause them to suffer. Again, consider the durability of your plants, a deciduous plants generally tolerates transport better than most evergreens, which can be a little more sensitive to a move.
It is important to remember that although Wridgways will take the upmost care in transporting your plants, accidents can sometimes occur. Wridgways cannot take any liability for damage to your pots and plants. Specialist transportation can be arranged upon request; however it can be rather expensive.
For more information and other great moving tips please contact us today!