Do not attempt to
transport plants over international borders.
Getting you plants ready for the move.
A couple of weeks before your move, prune plants
to prepare for packing. Consult a florist or a plant book on how
A week before you move, put your plants in a black
plastic bag with a bug/pest strip, conventional flea collar or bug
powder in the bag before you put the plant in. Close the bag and
place in a cool area overnight. This will kill any pests on the
plant or in the soil.
The day before you move, place the plants in
cardboard containers. Make sure they are held in place by
dampened newspaper or packing paper. Use paper to cushion the
leaves and place a final layer of wet paper on top to keep them moist.
Water the plants normally in summer, a little less in winter.
On the day of your move, set the boxes aside and
mark "DO NOT LOAD" so they won't be taken on the moving van.
On the day you leave, close boxes, punch air holes
in the top and load in your car.
When on the road, be careful where you park your
car. Look for a shaded area in the summer and sunny spot in the
Unpack the plants as soon as you can after
arriving. Remove plants through the bottom of the box in order to
avoid breaking the stems. Do not expose the plants to too much
sunlight at first. Let them get accustomed to more light gradually.
If you must leave your plants behind, then take
cuttings and put them in a plastic bag with wet paper towels around them.