Tips for keeping your plants alive when you travel

Desert Cactus by Léon & George

The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

It's summertime and for most of us, that means one thing: vacation season! Before you head out the door for your favorite warm-weather getaway, complete this simple checklist to ensure your plants will be alive and thriving when you get home!

  • Water before leaving - the day before you leave, give your plants a full watering and even let them sit in a bit of water for a couple of hours. Make sure all water has drained and plants are returned to their decorative pots before you hit the road.

  • Climate control - most indoor plants prefer to live in temperatures somewhere between 65º-75ºF, so set your temperature controls within that range to ensure your plants won't get too hot or cold.

  • Maintain humidity - to avoid those crispy edges and help humidity last longer, give your plants a good misting before leaving and group multiple plants so together they can produce and maintain humidity in the air.

  • Self watering adapter - If you're going to be gone longer than a few days, we recommend getting a self-watering adaptor. Depending on the size of your plant, these can maintain water for up to a few weeks. They're cheap to buy and easy to make.

For travel longer than 3 weeks, ask a friend to stop by. Plants are living beings and need love and attention just like us and our pets!

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DESERT CACTUS

A sun loving statement plant that’s low maintenance and makes a great conversation piece.