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Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyJun 16, 2018 | 5 comments

succulent studios box

Succulent Studios
4 overall rating
3 Ratings | 2 Reviews

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

succulent studios unboxing

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

succulent studios plants for june

About Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Succulent Studio

The Cost: $10.00 per month + $6.50 shipping

Deal: Use code FIVEDOLLARS to save $5 off when you sign up for the Succulent Studio newsletter!

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!

succulent studios how plants are packaged

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.

succulent studios information about plants

succulent studios plant info

I also got a single card with care instructions for the specific plants I got on either side. I love the cute illustrations!

succulent studios email 2

succulent studios email

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.

succulent studios small succulent in shipping material

succulent studios june plant

succulent studios baby plant

Belle Blue

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!

succulent studios packaged plant

succulent studios small plant

succulent studios tiny succulent

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.”

Coupon – Use code FIVEDOLLARS to save $5 off when you sign up for the Succulent Studio newsletter!

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

What do you think about Succulent Studio?

"California's best succulents sent straight to your door. Subscribe to receive two organically-grown, sustainably-raised succulents every month for just $10 + shipping!"
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!

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!
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5 comments

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This was actually my first box (May) and despite my hesitation, it was a really pleasant surprise for me. The plants I received are doing well (despite shipping USPS across the country), and the communication I’ve had with the company has been great. It’s also nice to have the gift/skip option month-to-month, IMHO 😉 I may not keep the subscription beyond a few months because my green thumb is definitely lackluster, but I’d recommend trying it if you’re interested.

Ellen

If they had a better container, instead of the black pot, I would jump in even for the slightly higher price. But right now, I don’t really see where the value is

Anna Reilly

Ooo a cute container would be a smart addition!

Marissa

I have a massive pot of string of buttons! I cant believe they sent you such a tiny nub of a plant lol. They should be like a few inches tall minimum

Sandi

This is the May box!

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