Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box Review – February 2018


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Succulent Studio is a plant subscription box that ships you two Southern California-grown succulent plants each month.

succulent studios unboxing and review

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Succulent Studio

The Cost: $10.00 per month + $6.50 shipping

The Products: Two succulent plants grown in Southern California using organic media and fertilizers.

Ships to: US

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succulent studios packaging

The plants come secured in this cleverly designed box. The general care instructions (keep in lots of sunlight and water when the soil is dry, or every 7-10 days) are printed on the inside of the lid. I also like that each plant has its own little “car seat” for the journey.

succulent studios info card side 1

succulent studios info card side 2

Hooray! Succulent Studio has started to include an info card in their boxes! This two-sided card has lots of info about the plants and how to care for them. The illustration style is really cute, too!

succulent studios plant

Here are my two plants out of the box! They have hay around the roots and are each secured with a few rubber bands. They’re looking good for having traveled so far!

small succulent plant with wide leaves

small succulent plant up close

small leafy succulent plant from above

Ripple Jade

The first plant is a ripple jade that’s about 3 inches wide. That’s on the big side for this small plant subscription! I love the leafy look of this succulent—I’m so used to succulents with kind of odd, spiny, alien shapes that something that looks like the leafy head of a vegetable feels unique! The leaves are still stiff, cool, and thick as is typical of succulents. There’s something elegant about this little plant that I really like. I’ll have to pick up an appropriately chic vessel for it to live in!

small succulent plant from side

small succulent plant from above

small succulent plant with red tipped leaves

Red Echeveria

This plant has a slightly fuzzy feel to its leaves. It’s almost like a little creature, rather than a plant! The red tone on the tips of the plant reminds me of lipstick—it’s more vibrant scarlet than I would’ve expected from a succulent plant. This little plant is just about 2 inches wide, so it’s perfect for my desk or windowsill. Did you notice the tiny bud at the base of it’s stem? So cute!

The Verdict: I’m so happy that the plants come with an info card so that I can see what they’re called and get to know their needs a little more. (It’s so sweet that the info is phrased in the first person as if the succulent is introducing itself!) I’m amassing quite an adorable collection of tiny plants on my office windowsill. They seem to be doing well—I’ve been following the care instructions that come with the box, and so far, everyone’s hanging in there A-OK! These plants tend to be a little on the expensive side. I’ve seen succulents that are a bit bigger than these ones on sale at big-name hardware stores for cheaper. But the convenience is nice, the fact that they’re organic plants is great, and I do like that they come with care instructions so I know what to do with ’em!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up here to get the next upcoming plant pair!

Value Breakdown: After shipping, this box cost $16.50, meaning each plant costs $8.25.

What do you think about Succulent Studio?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

Posted in Eco-Friendly Subscription Boxes, Home Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Succulent Studio Reviews| Tags: succulent studio | 7 comments

7 Comments

  1. there’s a $5 coupon, if you agree to email…so, i did, & got a 3-month gift sub for my sister’s bday…billed monthly, too, not all-at-once…

    this was a great little add-on for her…you can choose when you want it shipped…

    thank you, for introducing me to this one!

  2. I bought these and more at a home Garden show for $1.50 each, same size! I love succulents and I love that you can grow more succulents off of pieces of current ones. I’m very fortunate to have two great nurseries nearby and live in a very water wise city (San Diego) so succulents are easy to find and plentiful. With that said, I know if I lived somewhere where I could not go pick them out at a nursery I would absolutely need this subscription. Succulents just make you happy! Everyone needs a few 🙂 or a hundred

    • “A few, or a hundred” – TOTALLY agree! I’m loving the bit of cheer these plant babies bring to my windowsill. They’re one thing I don’t feel guilty about collecting! Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Marissa!

  3. I need to sub to this. I keep a succulent at my desk at work and I’ve somehow managed to kill it. Yes, I have killed an “unkillable” plant. Maybe if I get one with instructions I can tack it to my desk so I know exactly when and how much to water this time around!

  4. Don’t buy too many. Remember Little Shop of Horrors!!!

    • HA! “Feed me Seymour! …But very sparingly, please, as I can easily be overwatered.”

  5. This looks like a fun subscription!

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