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Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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

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 July 2018 Review

The plants ship inside a cleverly designed cardboard box, which is intended to hold them safely in place during their journey. I’ve always had good luck with this system—my plants have historically arrived perfectly safe and secure. But this month, it looks like my box got jumbled up a bit during delivery. Poor plant!

Luckily, Succulent Studio was really sympathetic. According to the care rep I spoke with, whenever a plant arrives in less-than-awesome condition, Succulent Studio will send out another one ASAP. If the problem persists, they’ll keep sending replacement boxes until a healthy plant makes it to your door. They’ll even send doubles of the same plant, to help better the chances!

One thing I didn’t even consider is that “broken” plants can still potentially regrow roots and do just fine, despite being upset during shipping. Along with options for replacement shipments, Succulent Studios sent along links with advice on propagating succulents. The only downside with propagating is that you can’t really tell if it worked or not for a few weeks. Hence, I’m happy that they offer replacements in the interim—it’d be a shame to wait 2 or 3 weeks propagating a plant, just to see it shrivel!

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. But the box also includes a card with details about how to handle each individual breed. I like that the instructions are written in the first person, like the baby plant is talking to you, haha. Succulent Studio also emails you care advice right around when your delivery arrives, for a little extra guidance.

Graptosedum Bronze

The first plant was in perfect health when it arrived. The sprout is on the smaller side (it stretches about 1.25 inches above the soil), but it’s awfully cute. The elegant longer leaves and pretty red hue are really sweet. According to its card, this plant doesn’t get above 6″ tall, but it does apparently start to drape down over its planter, which sounds very cool.

Variegated Bear’s Paw

This is my little broken baby! As you can see, it arrived totally toppled in the box. I was surprised that only two leaves seemed to fall off the plant in the end—there’s still a little something planted (if loosely) inside the soil!

And here it is, partially revived. It’s been standing pretty strong for a few days now and hasn’t gone all pale or brown at all. I’ve got my fingers crossed for this 2″ tall sprout. It’s a legitimately adorable plant, with its big, fuzzy leaves with bear-paw-like claws poking out from the top!

The Verdict: Am I bummed about the damaged plant? Well, yes. If it had been my first box, I could see giving some serious side-eye to this subscription. But being that I’ve been a subscriber for a few months now with zero issues, I’m taking this issue in stride. I’m encouraged by the company’s willingness to send along a replacement so quickly, too. The plants are small and end up being slightly more expensive than similar plants I would pick up at my local hardware store garden center. But I like that they’re organically grown (something I can’t say for sure about the garden center plants I’ve seen). I feel like this box would be an awesome college care package—these plants are the perfect size for the windowsill of a dorm room or small apartment.

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.

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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 | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. This is the JUNE box!

  2. Both of mine from this box were damaged too. My fave – the bear paw – only has one leaf remaining. Hopefully it will survive. I couldn’t get the ones that fell off to root.
    The first plant had the top portion broken off. I planted the top, maybe it will survive. The bottom portion is sprouting new growth- yea! And the individual leaves grew roots. I planted them so we’ll see if they survive.

  3. Many times you can gather clippings like this from nurseries and just stick them in soil like Janet suggested. I have grown my collection from nursery floors. I just stick them in my trusty kitchen pothos until they get big enough to move to their own pot. Other succulent owners are also usually generous.

  4. Anyone who lives in Hanford, CA can get succulent clippings like these free from my mom, lol! She wouldn’t charge you two cents, much less $10 😉

    • I used to live in Coalinga! Too hot, I left for the PNW, lol!

  5. The leaves that fell off may sprout into a new plant if you put em in soil with some water. I’ve done that with a few other species of succulents and was successful.

    • Thanks Janet! I’m no green thumb, but I’m going to try to nurse this lil guy back to health!

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