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Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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

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

Deal: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

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

Ships to: US

Succulent Studio August 2018 Review

succulent studios shipping container

The plants ship inside a cleverly designed cardboard box, which is intended to hold them safely in place during their journey. Last month was the first time my plants didn’t arrive safe and sound in their cardboard car seats, and the company sent me replacements right away. This month, things are looking secure, as usual!

succulent studios info card

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succulent studios tips

In the past, Succulent Studio has given their customers some general plant care instructions via their site/email. This month was the first time I received tips on unboxing, re-potting, and troubleshooting my succulents via a physical card in the box. I think this is so handy to have! I can keep it near the shelf where my succulent collection lives for quick reference.

succulent studios plant instructions

succulent studios plant care card

There’s also a two-sided card that gives more detailed information tailored to the plants I received.

succulent studios tall plant in planter

succulent studios tall succulent

succulent studios tall succulent sprout

Happy Young Lady

What a name! This plant looks a bit like green beans shooting out of the ground, haha. The sprout is a little over 2″ tall, which is on the bigger side for this subscription. Apparently, this plant has the ability to grow bell-shaped orange flowers in the summer—I’m going to do my best to keep my Happy Young Lady happy so that she can strut her stuff!

succulent studios packaged plant

succulent studios small succulent plant

succulent studios small plant bud

Pink Moonstones

This bitty little plant is the exact opposite as the Happy Young Lady, size-wise. It’s barely out of the ground! The tiny pinkish leaves are definitely cute, though. I hope I can help this little guy flourish!

The Verdict: The only qualm I have with this subscription is how small the plants typically are for the price. I’m in an area where I can find succulents that are around the same size as these, if not slightly bigger, at a plant store or the garden department of a chain hardware store for the same price or less. I don’t know whether those plants have the same organic upbringing that these ones do, of course. But I do wish they were just a tiny bit bigger to make the cost per plant feel more worth it. I’m loving all of the plant info though!

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 MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

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 | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I can’t find succulents locally most of the time (in TN) but I usually order from vendors on Etsy or the site Mountain Crest Gardens and their plants are much bigger than these, with rarer and more colorful varieties, and it costs the same or less even with shipping. I don’t understand how this box costs $16.50 (with the shipping) for little plug plants that are usually about $2 each? Isn’t the whole point of a sub to get more value than you paid?

  2. I’d love to see a follow-up on the previous boxes. Are they growing? Have any bloomed?

    • Good question, Jamir! So, none of mine have bloomed, but most of them are still alive. I will say they’re taking their time growing. (A few of them ARE noticeably growing taller, just veeery slowly.) I recently moved three of my favorite plants to a MUCH bigger pot with lots of room in between them – maybe giving them a lot of room to stretch out will help. Keep in mind that part of the reason they’re just surviving, not thriving, is because they have to contend with Pennsylvania’s inconsistent heat and sun. Depending on where you live and how much sun you get in your home, you might have better luck!!!

      Hope that was helpful!!! Thank you for asking!!!

  3. I currently don’t get this subscription, but thinking of subscribing because I love using succulents like this in my son’s and my fairy garden. The variety of looks along with easy care makes them great in our magical little garden 🙂

  4. Thank you for the review

  5. I enjoy seeing this reviewed. To buy that size plant it’s pricey, but with the included shipping, and it seems they take great care in it, plus the growing tips and variety I think it’s worth it. I’m considering subscribing for gifts, as well for myself just for the varieties that I have never seen locally. It’s under $20 and I’ve paid more for beauty products that I don’t get lasting enjoyment from lol!

  6. Not worth the price at all, the retail value of those at any retail or garden store is about $4, also those are beyond tiny. This box really is ripping people off. You should stop reviewing this one.

    • I think the point is that you know where the plants are actually from, and you can care for them and grow them yourself, instead of just buying a big plant. But I don’t know..
      Some people love this box but it’s not for everyone (like everything) but there are only so many plants most people can have… I suppose some will want 24 plants in a year, idk haha

    • That is relative. For me the box is worth it because I don’t see this much variety nor are the plants as healthy-looking among my local options. They are small when they arrive, but what makes them great house plants is they don’t get too big, grow slow, and if you travel you don’t have to get someone to care for them while you’re away because they only need watering about 1x every 7-10 days. Also you can plant them together in a larger container to make cute arrangements and they don’t outgrow the container too quickly. To the comment about 24 plants per year, this subscription allows you to skip or gift that month’s plant each month. Anna, keep reviewing but, again, this is last month’s box (July), not August!

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