So…you’ve managed to ready your plants so that they’re all set for moving, having read our earlier blog on the subject. But the question remains: how do you manage them on moving day itself? And what about afterwards, when you need to help them adapt to their new surroundings. It isn’t only humans who need to be flexible and get used to a new home; plants need sympathetic support and a kind pair of hands to help them get through the adjustment phase. Here are some guidelines to help keep your houseplants in rude health, not just on the day of the move but well beyond, so that they can enjoy long, happy and productive lives, their wellbeing undiminished by the stresses of moving house.
Sometimes, house-plants are the last things to which we give consideration when our move is imminent. In many cases, our lives have moved into different territory and plants have been superseded in our affections by spouses and/or children; it’s a truly strange breed of person who prefers their plants to their families. Still, plants are an important part of our lives and they deserve love, too. Moving them recklessly or carelessly can result in their untimely deaths, moving them the right way can allow them to thrive in pastures new. There are some things to bear in mind when you’re moving your house-plants so here is some guidance to keep everything on track and preserve the precious lives of your green friends.