How to Professionally Move Big and Small Plants

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If you want to move small plants, you’ll want to avoid tipping them over and breaking
their ceramic pots. Try wrapping the pot only, leaving the plant unwrapped. No time
to wrap? Nestle the pots close together. Place plants in one box and leave the lid
open, so you’ll know where your plants are at all times. Pack them last and place
them on top of other boxes as they are the most fragile thing. Better yet, keep them
in the front seat, and depending on the season, give your plants some cooling A/C or
some warming heat. If you’d rather get your small plants delivered to your new
address, make sure you pack them properly in a box padded with newspaper. If the
tops of your plants are delicate, pad them with shredded newspaper or tissue paper.
Label the “up” side of the box and indicate that the contents are fragile, that way your
delivery person handles them with care. Mailing is a great option for small stronger plants
like a snake plant but not so great for delicate orchids. Hanging plants are easiest to
move as you can most likely hang them up in the front seat. For longer distances, it
is possible to ship them, but the risk of damage can be high.
Moving Large Plants
When moving large plants, you’ll want to take similar steps as you would with small
plants. Try taping cardboard over the soil so that it does not spill over during the
move. Taller plants can end up tilted or slightly uprooted, meaning, you’ll want
to replace plants once they’re settled in their new space. Wrap your pots in
newspaper to avoid scratches. If you are transporting large plants that do not fit upfront, be sure no other boxes can accidentally slide and crush your plants on the
drive over. Try binding sprawling parts together with twine to keep them compact for

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