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Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box Review – March 2018

succulent studios plant subscription box april 2018

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

succulent studios plant subscription april 2018 unboxing

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

succulent studios unboxing experience

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

Succulent Studio March 2018 Review

how succulent studio plants are shipped

The plants ship inside a cleverly designed cardboard box, which holds them safely in place during their journey. 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. Info cards for each specific plant are tucked into a pocket in the front. And each individual plant is hugged by a layer of hay held in place with rubber bands to keep its soil from spilling out.

powder puff succulent plant info card

powder puff succulent in shipping container

powder puff succulent plant out of shipping materials

close up of powder puff succulent plant

Powder Puff

This cute plant is about 1.5″ tall right now. It’s exactly the shape and color that come to mind when I think about succulent plants. Its pretty sage-colored leaves, which are thick, smooth, and cool, apparently get redder around the ends as they soak up sunlight. It’s hard to imagine this bitty plant with the “cascading” flowers the info card describes, but I’m eager to see what some dry, sunny conditions can bring forth out of it!

tigers jaw succulent plant info card

tigers jaw succulent plant in shipping material

tigers jaw succulent plant

closeup on tigers jaw succulent plant

Tiger’s Jaw

Tigers are my favorite animal, so I already feel some special kinship with this 2″ tall plant. Its leaves have a pointy shape and thickness that reminds me of aloe leaves, except these are trimmed in spines. But don’t worry, the spines aren’t sharp in the least. They remind me more of house cat whiskers than they do teeth!

The Verdict: While I feel like I could probably get similarly sized plants for slightly less at the big chain hardware/garden stores near me, I do love the surprise of seeing two new plant babies show up at my doorstep each month. I feel like this subscription would be a great gift—maybe a college care package or a present for someone moving into their first home.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? According to their site, “Every month, [Succulent Studios picks] 2 plants to send to our subscribers. If you subscribe any time in that month, you will receive that month’s plants.” So you should be able to nab these plants if you order by the end of the month!

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

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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| Tags: succulent studio | 10 comments

Comments (10)

  1. If shipping or things would be a few dollars or so cheaper, I would do this in a minute!!I’ve got 100’s of plants and love the idea of being surprised and meeting new ones each month, but the price seems a bit high, when you can go to Lowe’s or Kroger or another store and get them way cheaper and in cuter pots most of the time. ….i don’t know, I’ll watch and think about this…because even with the coupon, I pay monthly but I’m the type I don’t play the sub game, so once I sub, I pay monthly, but always stay for 6 months to a year, so while the 5.00 would help the first month, after that it’s still kinda expensive….but I still might consider this.

  2. My daughter is madly in love with Succulents. This would be a perfect gift for her. I guess I’m different. I don’t think it’s too pricy. It is being delivered right to my door. I don’t have to drive to the store, saving gas, to buy any. We get to be surprized on which plant we receive each month. I am honestly excited. My daughter will be 13 in June and I bought her her first Succulent a couple of days ago. She repotted it herself. She is taking perfect care of it. Will defiantly be subscribing to this when I get back on my feet and get another job..

  3. i gifted this for 3 months to my sister for one of her bday presents…first, the people i worked with through email were fabulous, and sweet and adorable–i like the company, itself…

    the plants were perfect and well-packed…but, you all are right! that is a little bit pricey! at my local meijer, over easter, there were smaller succulents available, but in adorable decorated pots, for $6.99…still…the whole getting-it-in-the-mail thing, it was only $11.00, that first month, too…there’s a $5 off coupon, on the site, if you signup for email, i think(!)

    i did not have to pay all 3 months upfront, either…that’s nice…

    i loved it, debi loved it…

    it was a great idea for a gift!

  4. I love this idea! I’m a huge succulent fan but never have the time to get to the nursery. I might have to try this! Thank you for the great review 🙂

  5. You need to keep us updated as to whether these plants live and GROW. The price is a little high for a 2″ cactus plant unless it is far superior to the ones you find at the discount stores.

    • I agree. Three for this price would be better and I might go for that. Two little plants while cute just are not enough to get me on board.

    • Good call, Virginia. So far, the plants I’ve gotten over the past few months are doing well—I can’t say they’re THRIVING on my wintry Pittsburgh window sill (they could probably use more sunlight than they’re getting), but all are alive and well. Both plants I got last month seem to be getting wider and a bit taller, too!

    • I’ve gotten three boxes so far, and all of the plants have been doing well! I’ve actually only repotted one so far, but the others have been just fine with staying in their little bitty containers until I get a new pot for them. The potting soil they send them in is a great succulent mix with plenty of drainage.

      If you’re going to leave your succulent in the container it comes in for a while, I do recommend removing the straw stuff they put on top to pack the soil in and protect the plant: it really sucks up too much water.

      It is definitely pricey. One thing I really like is that they let you skip or gift each month (and they let me pick the ship date when I gifted!) Getting two plants every month is kind of a lot, so that feature is super nice.

      • Oh the “gift” idea is very cool! Glad to hear your plants are doing well, too 🙂

      • Hi Dootsie! Great point you made – subscribers should definitely remove the straw on top of the plant upon unboxing. The succulents will be happy and healthy in their pots for a long time! In order for them to continue growing, repotting them into a larger pot will be necessary, as succulents tend to grow as big as their containers.

        So happy your plants are doing well! Thanks for being part of our succulent club 🙂

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