Our best tips for taking care of your plants while you're away.


Summer is here, the sky is blue, temperatures are rising and you can't wait to bask in the sun. But before you pack your bags and head off to new adventures, are you sure you've thought of everything? What will you do with your plants while you're away?

Yes, don't forget that these are little living creatures that rely on you to take care of them and help them survive! But how do you take care of them when you're away for several weeks? Is there a solution to avoid finding them in a sad state? How can you avoid wasting all the efforts you have put in place to apply our best tips for a green thumb ?

Here is our guide to keeping your plants healthy while you are away!



1- Give them a summer cut!

First tip: before you leave, remember to remove dry leaves and dead flowers from your plants. These require a lot of energy and prevent the new shoots from growing. Also, don't forget to remove the fallen leaves from the pots. Indeed, their decomposition can attract many insects.

Second tip: nwipe the leaves of your plants with a damp cloth to remove dust. to remove dust. Dirt prevents photosynthesis and the leaves from capturing light properly.




2- Give them a bath!

Before your departure, it is important towater your plants abundantly. However, remember to adapt the quantity to the needs of each plant.

Tip: you can place them in your shower or bathtub to make the process easier. Pour water until it comes out of the drainage holes and let the soil drain away before placing the plants back in their saucer. Stagnant water can cause root rot.




3- Position them strategically!

Gather your plants in one place, because they naturally give off moisture. By grouping them together, each one can benefit from the humidity created by the others. Ideally, you should place them in a cool, bright room room, away from direct sunlight..

If you have a lot of tropical plants, we advise you to increase the humidity of your room. To do this, spread gravel in the saucers of your plants and pour water over them so that the base of the stones is completely submerged. As the water evaporates, it will increase the humidity in the room.



If you're going away for more than a fortnight, you'll need to put in place other little tricks to keep your plants in perfect health.


First solution: call a friend. Give him/her all the instructions to take care of your little jungle.


Second solution: pnd watering by capillary action. Fill a basin with water and raise it above your pot. Place the end of a string in the water and the other in the soil, at the foot of your plant. This will allow your plant to drink water through the the string.


Third solution: create a drip system. To do this, you will need a plastic bottle, a needle, a toothpick and a lighter. Heat the needle with the lighter, then poke a hole near the neck of the bottle. Place the toothpick at a slight angle in the hole and fill your bottle. Place it upside down in your pot, so that the toothpick is 4-5 cm from the soil towards the ground. Finally, poke a few holes on the bottom of the bottle. This will allow the air to get in and the water to drip out.


Thanks to all this advice, you can finally leave without worrying about your plants. We wish you all a very good holiday before going back to school full of greenery.


Marie-Alix Dobetzky