Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2018
Succulent Studio is a plant subscription box that ships you two Southern California-grown succulent plants each month.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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 May 2018 Review
Quick note: I’d originally listed this as the June 2018 box, as we received it on June 11th. A couple of commenters let us know that it’s in fact the May box, so it must’ve arrived a little later than usual!
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.
I also got a single card with care instructions for the specific plants I got on either side. I love the cute illustrations!
As soon as my plants arrived, I also got an email about how to properly unwrap and plant my new succulents. I’m always nervous about handling plants in safe ways (my thumb isn’t suuuper green), so I appreciate this extra bit of help.
Both of the plants this month are on the small side, even for Succulent Studios (which usually sends smaller plants). This bitty plant is only about 1.5″ tall, which is preeeetty small, but also very very cute. I love the cool, smooth feeling of these leaves. Apparently, they change from powder blue to lavender in color, too! This li’l one likes dry soil and intense sunlight, so if I can find the right place on my window sill, it should have a very happy little life!
String of Buttons
This similarly small plant (it’s also about 1.5″ tall now) grows in a big column of leaf bunches that look like buttons. This one needs well-draining soil, full sun, and a little bit of shade in very hot climates. I hope I can give this little plant enough sun as it needs in my Pennsylvania home!
The Verdict: These plants are on the small side, which makes the near $17.00 price of the box seem kind of expensive. I’ve definitely seen similar plants that are even slightly bigger for around $5.00 each—these ones end up being about $8.25 each. Now, I don’t know if those plants were raised in the same kind of environment as these ones, so that may have impacted the price. I also am in a city where I can easily find succulents in everything from garden centers to gift shops. If you’re not near places where you can easily shop for succulents, though, I think this could be a really fun, convenient subscription! I also think it’d be a cute housewarming gift, especially for an out-of-town friend!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes. 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.”
Value Breakdown: After shipping, this box cost $16.50, meaning each plant costs $8.25.
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