Residents are allowed to bring indoor houseplants into California as long as they are free from pests and will remain inside.
Outdoor plants and fruit have a large number of restrictions, which limit their movement.
Can I take my plants when I move?
To make moving plants easier on your back, take them out of their heavy pots and planters and give them new homes in lightweight plastic pots a few weeks before your move. Watch the temperature. If possible, transport plants in a temperature-controlled environment, like your car.
Can you bring plants across state lines?
You need to be aware of state and federal regulations for transporting pets and plants across state lines before making the decision to move them with you. Chipman’s state to state movers do not transport pets or plants, so you will need to make other travel arrangements if moving them.
How do you move a houseplant?
How to pack a potted plant
- Place a plastic bag over the pot and tie it at the base to keep the soil contained.
- Tape the bottom of the box well, then place the plant inside.
- Fill in extra space with packing paper or newspaper, so it’s secure but can also breathe.
- Poke holes in the box to allow for air flow.
How do you move houseplants across country?
How to Prepare Plants for Moving
- Load plants last, in the back of the truck, so they’ll be the first things off.
- Take small plants out of their containers and wrap the root bases in damp newspaper.
- Keep wrapped plants out of direct sunlight.
- For large plants: To avoid moving the whole plant, make a cutting with pruning shears on a 45-degree angle.