What do i need to know about moving pot plants interstate.
When moving plants interstate via a removalist there are several things you can do to ensure a smooth move
When residential move becomes a reality, one of the hardest decisions that make is what to do with your pot plants. And it is not a simple decision to make. After nurturing them for years and investing in them, sometimes it is very difficult to leave them behind.
However, it may not be that easy to move pot plants as some people tend to think. Whether you are moving via a removalist, there are various things that you need to put into consideration. Here are tips for moving pot plants:
Depending on the time of the year you are moving, you need to check the amount of water the pot holds. The less water there is, the better. However, plants will require adequate water during transit as well. There are three ways to go about it. First, you can give your plants a good soaking with water at least two days prior to the move day if you are moving during winter.
If it the move is in summer, water the plants as usual and let the water drain if you plan to move in the day. However, if you are planning an early start, water the plants in the evening.
Prune Excess Foliage
Space is critical when to moving pot plants, and that is why it is important to have excessive foliage pruned. Trim the plants down to make them potable without destroying them. However, you need to watch out while pruning to ensure that you don’t destroy the sensitive parts of the plant. If you cannot do it yourself, get a herbalist to do it for you.
Check Out Sunlight
Keep in mind that plants are sensitive to light. While transporting pot plants, they will be exposed to a dark condition in the boxes. So you need to know how the plants will react to sudden dark conditions. If such conditions can destroy your plants, then the removalist can provide a better way to accommodate such plants.
Check Temperature Changes
Pot plants and more so houseplants are very sensitive to temperature fluctuations. If you are moving in the summer, then to you need to moderate the temperature to maintain the plants in good condition. To transport pot plants in such conditions, passenger area is recommended due to its moderate the temperatures.
If it is in the wintertime, have the leafy organisms covered to protect them from freezing.
Observe Quarantine Restriction
Due to pests and diseases control, the government Australia has put in place interstate quarantine rules. These rules dictate what you can take as you cross state and quarantine borders within the country. The rules must be observed to ensure that you don’t get into trouble with the law enforces. So, find out if you allowed to move your pot trees to your new home/state or it is prohibited. It is recommended that you hire professional and experienced removalists to handle the task. The plants must also be checked for infections.
With these tips, you will never have a problem moving with your pot trees to your new. For more information on biosecurity measures taken by the Australian government check out http://www.interstatequarantine.org.au/travellers/interstate-quarantine/