How To Put Plants Into Storage

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Plants are a living, breathing part of any home and can add quite a bit to the aesthetic to the room that they are installed in. However, they can also take up a great deal of space, especially since they are the only household decoration that will slowly take up more space over time. If you want to free up some space, or simply want to move your plants into storage to keep them in a separate, safe location while moving, you may want to consider renting a self-storage unit to put your plants in.

Climate Control

First things first, you should always look for a climate controlled storage unit to put your plants in. While plants themselves can be fairly hardy, depending on the climate that you live in and the climate that your household plants are designed to withstand, using a storage unit that does not have climate controlled capabilities could have you coming back to a storage unit full of brown leaves and wilting flowers. Choose a storage unit facility that allows you to maintain a constant temperature and moisture level within your unit to keep your plants healthy and happy.

Proper Packaging

You may want to repackage your household plants to make the moving and storage process easier. This usually takes the form of taking smaller plants out of individual pots and putting them into larger pots with other similarly sized plants. This also allows your plants to hold onto a greater amount of water to draw on while in storage due to a larger amount of soil, which can help reduce the chance of plants accidentally dying.

Avoid Watering

While this may seem counterintuitive, you should go without watering your plants for a day or two to allow for them to dry out a little bit. This is because putting damp soil and plants within an enclosed area, even if it is climate controlled, greatly increases the risk of mold and mildew developing on your plants themselves. A fungal infection can kill your plants in a matter of days, and if it manages to take hold on just one plant, it can quickly spread to all surrounding organic matter as well, even other items that you may have put into storage with your plants. However, for long term storage, you will have to water your plants slightly every few days to ensure that they do not die of thirst.


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