Once you have finally decided to relocate, you have to decide on how best to carry your property from the old place to the new one. If you have plants that would also move to the new place, you need to exercise care lest they would wither on the way.
When you are relocating, it is highly important that you are properly organized. This will reduce the level of stress accompanied with moving. If the plants are subject to too much stress, they will wither and die. If you move a plant just for the sake of seeing it die, I bet you, the level of stress in you would increase. This is most especially true when a large plant that is heavy is involved in the relocation. If you own plants that are not too big, relocating with them should not pose too much of a problem.
Small plants in pots can be easily moved in the vehicle you used in transferring your property to your new domicile. Bearing the points above in mind, it is vital to understand the facts that plants can be very sensitive to temperature changes. As you might already know, the heat from the sun can make a car become very hot quickly. Temperatures readings that are above the hundred degree range can kill easily kill these plants. In not so fatal cases, they would only suffer damages but the damages are usually massive.
Therefore, you shouldn’t put your plants in the car or keep them inside while the windows are winded up. You are only inviting disaster if you do. If you are moving little plants, you should keep the windows open to allow the escape of heat. Do well to also reduce the time they spent in the vehicle. Obviously, relocating with plants can be very challenging. For most movers, these plants have to be insured before they can be carried along. This is because plants suffer damages easily and quickly than any other thing.
To surmount this obstacle, you can act wisely by wrapping the plants if you can. There are nurseries where you can get these wrappers to be used around your plants. If you are wrapping a plant, you have to begin from bottom and move all the way to the top. When moving up the plant, you should tuck in the branches and leaves. The plant would resemble a cone if you did it the right way. This will make sure that the branches do not snap or bend. The last step involved in #moving a plant is adequate planning. About seven days before moving, you should ensure that they are properly fertilized and pruned. Plants are like humans in that they have a higher probability to survive the stress of relocating if they are in a healthy condition.
As soon as you get to your destination, you should place them where they need to be immediately. Dragging them all over the place is not a good idea for the both of you. Place them in water if there is a need to. Sit back, relax and watch them get accustomed to their new environment.