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5 Ways to Keep Your Plants Alive During Travels

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What do you do when you have no one to turn to, to look after your plants at home during your travels? Here’s what you need to do:

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1. Self-watering systems. If you don’t have enough time on your hands to build one, you can opt for IKEA’s Self-Watering Plant Pot or the ceramic water spikes from Daiso. Both ensure that your plants get the water they needs when the soil gets dry.

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2. Proper drainage. When buying a pot, both size and proper drainage are extremely important to take into consideration. You can either go for pots with drainage holes or create a drainage layer using activated charcoal which helps to absorb excess water and also prevents bacterial diseases!  Try going for pots that are glazed inside out, so you don’t end up with a wet or spoiled floor.

3. Nip it in the bud. You want to do a little “clean up” by giving your plant a little trim to cut off dying or rotting parts. This helps to slow down or prevent diseases from spreading, so you wouldn’t, hopefully, come home to a dead plant.

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4. Take your potted plants in and place them on a window sill for sunlight. This could help deter numerous pests or even strays from destroying your plants.

5. If you can’t bring them in, make sure you keep pests away. Here’s how you can keep the snails and slugs away: http://www.homeanddecor.com.my/blogs/how-do-you-get-rid-slugs-and-snails