The Best Way to Take Care of Your Plants on Vacation


It's summertime, and you know what that means. Vacation! While we love to travel, taking care of our plants while we are gone can be intimidating, especially since we can’t keep a close daily eye on them like we normally do.


This blog will cover some ways to keep your plants alive while living your best life away!


Deeply Water Your Plants


Watering is one of the biggest concerns people have when leaving their plants while on vacation. Saturating your plants is essential to do before leaving. Make sure to water your plants until the water runs out of the drainage holes, then repeat just for good measure. Also, do this during the day to avoid any issues with fungal growth!




Put Your Plants in the Shade


Normally, having sunlight is important for your plant’s survival. On vacation, using shade is extremely useful. Shade helps the soil stay moist longer, which is especially important for indoor and potted plants, as they dry out much faster than ground plants.





Explore Self-Watering Options


If you are leaving for a long time, this method is very useful. You can tree gators for outdoor shrubs and trees that use large bags slowly release water into the soil to keep the plant hydrated. Another option for indoor plants is self-watering planters! These planters use different methods to keep the plants at the right moisture level while you are away. Self-watering bulbs are also a good way to water your plants while away. These bulbs are stuck into the soil and slowly drip water into the soil to keep it damp.


Perfect Plants That Can Last While on Vacation


The best plants that can last on their own are succulents. You may have already known this, but succulents are some of the best plants for ease of care and can be left alone for long periods of time without a problem. Succulents can go up to 2 weeks or more without water, so as long as you water them before going on vacation, you won’t have to worry about them too much. If you travel often, succulent plants are a great choice.



For more care tips to help your plants survive during vacation, use The Smart Plant & Tree Care app!


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My name is Ben Kim, and I am a college student at Indiana University studying Marketing and Business Analytics. In my free time, I love to travel, play sports, and spend time outdoors in nature! You can add me on Linkedin here!


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