Preparing houseplants for vacation

How to Prepare Your Plants for Vacation

Tips to Keep Your Houseplants Happy While You Travel

We definitely ALL deserve some much needed rest and relaxation this summer, but traveling can leave your plants a bit under the weather. Follow these top tips to keep your plants in tip-top shape while you’re away from home. 

Give your plants a spa day before you leave

To keep your plants alive while you travel, it’s a great idea to give all your plants a really decent soak with organic plant food like Grow Concentrate. Water until drops drain from the bottom, or soak them for a few hours in a shallow bath. As long as the soil is wet, you’re onto a winner! If watered well, most plants will be fine by themselves for 1-2 weeks. 

Boost the humidity like a boss

For tropical plants, you can increase their humidity by placing them on a pebble tray or grouping plants together. Plants release moisture through their leaves in a process called transpiration. This creates a mini microclimate that many of your plants will love, so group them together. For hardy succulents, this isn’t completely necessary.

Avoid those harsh rays

Under watered plants will be less stressed out of sunlight, and soil will stay moist for longer. Move them away from windows and consider partly closing blinds and curtains. A spritz of Protect spray will make sure they don’t collect dust while you’re away. 

So pack your bags, unwind, and let your plants enjoy a relaxing staycation too! (Yes, we're looking at you hover plant parents!) 


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