Keeping plants happy on a business trip can be a challenge. Even when you’re not away from home for an extended period, most plants don’t enjoy sudden changes in their environment or having their needs ignored for long periods of time. To ensure your houseplant and desk plant are happy while you’re away, here are some tips on how to take care of plants on a business trip.
Keep your houseplants humid
- Humidity is the key to keeping your houseplants healthy while you’re away.
- If your plants are dry, they’re more likely to experience a variety of issues, from poor growth and letdowns in flower production to fungal and bacterial infections.
- When you’re away from home, place a plastic container with water in it near your plants.
- Alternatively, use a humidifier so that you can avoid having to move the container.
- If you have a hose that connects to your faucet, you can also keep the other end near your plants. If you happen to be away from home for an extended period, you can also create a humid environment in your hotel room by turning on a fan or using a dehumidifier.
Avoid travel stress for desk plants
If you have a desk plant, bring it with you on your business trip. You can also buy a plant pot to keep it in while you’re away. Desk plants generally prefer warmer temperatures than houseplants do, so keep them away from direct sunlight during your trip. If you find that your desk plant is experiencing a drop in its health while you’re away, bring it back to the hotel and keep it in water until you return home. Desk plants generally do not need as much attention when you’re away as houseplants do. You can typically leave them alone longer without worrying that they’re not getting the attention they need. However, make sure that they don’t dry out while you’re away. If they become too dry, they could experience a drop in their health and growth.
Bring a humidity tray with you when you travel
If you have a plant that prefers higher humidity, such as a cactus or succulent, bring a humidifying tray with you when you travel. It’s a good idea to keep the tray near your plants while you’re away so that they don’t experience a sudden drop in humidity when you return home.
Don’t forget to water your plant!
If you’re gone for a short trip, you can leave the plant in a pot and ignore its watering needs until you get back home. However, if you’re gone for more than a few days, you’ll need to water your plant regularly. Choose a decorative pot with a wide opening so that you can water the plant easily. If you choose a pot with a narrow opening, you can place gravel or rocks in the bottom of the pot to make it easier to water your plant. If you are gone for a longer trip, you will want to take the plant with you and ensure that it gets sufficient water. If you forget to take your plant, it’s better to water it less often than to let it dry out completely.
Give your house plants a boost of fresh air while you’re away
If you have houseplants that prefer low humidity, such as a cactus, you can provide them with additional humidity by placing them in an open dish filled with water. This way, the air near the dish will be filled with moisture, increasing the humidity near the plant.
1. Open dishes filled with water can be bought at many grocery stores.
2. Alternatively, you can use a decorative dish and fill it with water.
3. If you don’t have an open dish or don’t want to buy one just for this purpose, you can create a humid environment in your hotel room the same way you would if you were staying at home.
Take care of your desk plant when you get back
If you have a desk plant, make sure to water it when you get back home. You can use a spray bottle or a watering can to water your desk plant. Make sure that the soil in the pot is moist, not soggy. If it’s too wet, your desk plant will start to smell and might even experience a drop in its health and growth.
What’s the best time of the day to water my plants? The best time to water your houseplants is morning. If you water in the morning, you can also empty the pot of any excess water in the evening once you come home from work. This will help keep your houseplants a little bit less thirsty when you’re not around.
The best time to water your desk plant is in the evening when you come home from work. This way, your desk plant doesn’t need as much water during the day and you can avoid having to empty the pot of excess water in the evening.
If you’re away for an extended period of time, it’s important to remember to water your indoor plants. During this time, you will want to make sure you’re watering them at the right times, avoiding over-watering, and making sure they have enough sunlight so they aren’t sitting in a tray of water. When you are away from home, you will want to make sure your houseplants are watered. There are many ways you can do this, but the easiest is to use a decorative pot with a wide opening and a round base, like a saucer, or a tray with a wide base. If you’re traveling with a desk plant, you’ll want to make sure it is watered as well. Desk plants, such as cacti, do not need as much water as houseplants, but they still need to be watered. When you’re away from home, you’ll want to make sure your plants have regular waterings, whether it’s with a watering can or pot, a decorative dish, or a tray with a wide base. If you’re traveling with a houseplant, you’ll want to make sure it is watered as well.