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Moving Houseplants

Sometimes one of the toughest decisions to make when you are moving is what to do with your houseplants. Some of your choices are:

  To give them to friends as a remembrance
  To donate them to a local hospital, nursing home or library
  To offer them at a garage sale

Pre-Planning is Key

As with the rest of your household goods, moving houseplants to a new home involves pre-planning. Whether you have only a few houseplants or dozens, there are decisions to make:

  Whether to move them yourself
  Whether to take every plant, only favorites or just cuttings to start new plants
  When to arrange for any necessary state inspection
  When and how to start preparing plants for the move

You must realize it's possible that not all houseplants will withstand a move in spite of every precaution. There's no one to blame – it's simply the nature of the plant.

If you do not want to leave your plants behind or would like more information, contact a local United agent for a copy of our "Moving with House Plants" booklet.