Transporting plants How do I transport my plants so that they do not deteriorate?
My friend Felipe is a great fan of botany. To give you an idea, his affection for all kinds of plants began when he was just 6 years old, when his Spanish language teacher gave each student a copy of Crásula. Over the years, Felipe saw how this plant did not stop growing and was fascinated. Little by little, he bought plants of different kinds: Cactus, fat plants, petunias, orchids, in short, everything you can imagine.
Today he has an exciting collection of more than 100 plants. Yes, I am not exaggerating, he is the most plant-loving person I know. That's why when Felipe fell in love with a Sevillian woman and decided to jump into the pool and move to Sevilla next to her, he panicked for his plants. The truth is that he cared little about moving the rest of his belongings, but the thought of the suffering he was going to subject his "daughters" - as he called them - made his hair stand on end. So, he began to think about it and, bearing in mind that he was going to have to move the rest of his belongings, he began to think about it. movers' insurance companies do not cover damage to plants.In the end, he concluded to implement these simple tricks.
Tips for transporting plants
- Prepare the plants at least one week before of the trip. Remove dry leaves and prune branches to renew them. Clean the leaves carefully and thoroughly so that they are in the best possible condition before transport.
- It is advisable to transplant plants to plastic pots to prevent the pots from breaking.
- Gently wrap them in wrapping paper creating a cylinder around it.
- In the case of more sturdy plants, such as cacti, it is best to remove them from their pots and, in addition to wrapping paper, to wrap them with bubble wrap for added protection.
- Put them all in boxes carefully and fill in the holes around the pots with paper so that the plant does not dance in the transfer.
- Make small holes in the boxes so that the plants can breathe during transport. If they are very tall and protrude into the box, you can put some seal around the stem and hold it against the cardboard without it being too tight.
- Make sure that there is no kind of humidity and that everything is perfectly dry.
- The first thing you should do when you arrive at your new home is to take out the plants and wipe them with a damp cloth in case they have accumulated a bit of dust.
- It places each one in the most appropriate location for its conditioning depending on the type. In general, plants need light, but some are more resistant and others need special conditions of temperature and humidity, some are for outdoors and others for indoors, so choose places where they will not wither.
- Water them The latter should be adapted according to the characteristics and needs of each one of them.
In any case, transporting plantan entails a risk that cannot be determined until they are at their new destination. But, these simple, basic tips may help you to transfers that are not too long.
Although, the truth is that my friend Felipe, in the end, gave away quite a few plants from his endless collection with great regret, as he knew they would not survive the Sevillian heat. He mainly took cacti and some species that are more resistant. Needless to say, the first thing he did when he arrived at Sevilla, was to unpack the plants he had ventured to include in his move. He then bought others similar to the ones he had given away and created there a new garden.
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