Succulent Plants

Relocating a Succulent


crumpet added on September 9, 2016 | Answered

I'm moving out next weekend, and I have the choice between leaving my beloved (and rather prickly) succulent at home, or risk taking her with me. I've moved with her before and she needed to be replanted on arrival as she came loose from her pot. Does anyone have any advice on the best way to transport a succulent? I'm sure there's something obvious I'm missing. It's a rather small plant, by the way. Thank you in advance!


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Alisma
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Answered on September 9, 2016

I have had good luck moving a plant in a cardboard box that is as tall as the pot but shorter than the foliage. I packed newspaper in around the pot, then taped two sides of the box down to stabilize the pot. I taped the other two sides of the box up to protect the foliage.

Also make sure the temperature in the vehicle where the plant will be transported won't be freezing or broiling. If your move is going to take more that a day or two, so that you won't be able to care for the plant for a while, you could try the method of packaging plants for mailing described here:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/shop/shipping-live-plants.htm

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