Tips for keeping your plants alive when you travel
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!