Will a moving company also move my house plants?

Moving companies are not allowed to ship perishable items such as food or plants unless the move can be completed within 24 hours and doesn’t exceed 150 miles in distance. Therefore, if you have house plants that you’d like to take with you on your move, you’ll have to find an alternate transportation method for them.

Plants should be shipped in temperature controlled conditions. They can be packaged in cardboard boxes as long as they’re cushioned with damp paper towels to keep them moist. They should be unpacked as soon as you arrive to your destination.

If you’re moving across state lines, contact the agricultural department of your destination state to determine any restrictions imposed on importing particular plants.

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