Making a move with house plants during the winter can seem like it will be a stressful task, but with this guide, we’ll help you get your plants moved safely. If you take anything else away from this article remember that you need to keep your typical house plant between 15°C and 24°C. If you do the right preparations, this will be easy and your plants will arrive at their new home healthy and thriving.

This guide will help you determine what the ideal range is for your plants.

Know What Temperature Your Houseplant Needs

The most important thing when moving house plants during the winter is to keep them warm. Most house plants prefer temperatures between 15°C and 24°C, and any temperature below 10°C can be deadly for them.

Wrap Them Carefully With Warm Materials

To keep your plants warm, wrap them in materials that will trap them with heat from inside your house and insulate them from the cold. The easiest materials to find to keep your plants warm are bubble wrap, newspapers, or blankets. With bubble wrap, it creates a layer of air between the plant and the cold air outside. Also, using newspapers or blankets can work if they are tightly wrapped, just be gentle as some plants are fragile.

Preheat Your Vehicle

Ensure that the interior of your vehicle is sufficiently warm before loading your plants. Starting your vehicle at least 10 minutes before loading should give the interior enough time to warm up. And as an added safety bonus this will ensure that your windshield is clear of ice or frost.

If You Rent A Moving Truck Measure Your Plants Temperature

If you have rented a moving truck, you will want to calculate how much time you have to move your houseplants. Most trucks are not heated, meaning your house plants will drop in temperature quickly. Using a thermometer to measure the temperature of the air the plants can help, but we recommend using a climate-controlled vehicle instead, as sudden changes in traffic can delay you.

This guide will help you measure the temperature of your house plants.

Finally, What Is The Best Way To Move Plants Long-Distance?

If you are moving your plants long-distance, the best way to transport them is by using a climate-controlled vehicle. This will ensure that the temperature inside the vehicle stays within the safe range for your plants. If you cannot transport your plants in a climate-controlled vehicle, consider shipping them. There are many companies that specialize in shipping plants, and they have the expertise and equipment needed to keep your plants safe during transport. If you have to bring your plants with you in the moving truck, make sure to pack them last and bring them inside with you at night. Remember, you need to keep your houseplant’s temperature within its safe range no matter what.

In conclusion, moving house plants during the winter can be challenging, but with the right preparation, you can ensure that your plants arrive at their new home healthy and thriving. Remember to keep your plants warm, wrap them in insulating materials, and transport them in a climate-controlled vehicle if possible. And finally, you can always hire a reputable moving company like us for all of your local or long-distance moves.



Mikhail, also known as Michael, is the owner of M&M Best Movers. He was inspired by his family’s experience in the moving business and decided to start his own company in Edmonton. With over 20 years of experience, Mikhail and his team work hard to make moving stress-free for their customers by handling their belongings with care and ensuring a smooth moving process.

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