Succulents Box Plant Subscription Review – September 2018
Succulents Box sends subscribers a new set of small succulent plants each month. Choose to receive 1-4 plants per month and save with bigger subscriptions.
This is a review of the 4 plants per month plan.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Succulents Box Plant Subscription
The Subscription Box: Succulents Box
- 1 plant per month for $5.45 (currently on sale for $4.00)
- 2 plants per month for $11.00 (currently on sale for $8.00)
- 3 plants per month for $16.50 (currently on sale for $12.00)
- 4 plants per month for $22.00 (currently on sale for $16.00)
Shipping varies by destination.
The Products: A rotating assortment of small succulent plants and a set of care instructions
Ships to: US only. Shipping rates vary by location.
Succulents Box September 2018
Here’s a card with general care instructions for the plants in the box.
I also got a printed-out invoice.
The plants come individually wrapped in bubble wrap. There are little foam peanuts filling in the rest of the box so that the plants don’t roll around during shipping too much.
This is a plant.
Let me say that again.
This weird little brown… thing? IS A PLANT.
Don’t believe it? Believe it! And I have to write about it first because honestly, it creeps me out looking at it too long. It’s a bit like an inch-wide alien brain. (Or a teeny weeny butt…) I Googled and apparently, they get pretty big. What a bizarre little creature!
This next species is slightly bigger (it’s about 2″ tall) and much greener and plant-ier than the first. The leaves are quite interesting, though—they have a size and shape like halved peanuts. I like looking at the photos of flourishing ice plants. They have a geometric quality to them that’s really interesting.
This leafy plant was the tallest in the box, stretching up to about 4″. It has a tropical vibe, thanks to its broad, stripey leaves and hints of fruity pink. I like this plant a lot, and I’m really delighted by how tall and intact it is despite being run through the mail!
String of Pearls
This plant looks a bit like vines with individual peas growing off of it. It’s definitely a cool textural contrast to the leafy-looking succulents I currently have on my shelf. My only gripe about this plant is that it came all crammed into the planter so that a bunch of the viney bits were under a good bit of dirt when I unpacked it. I don’t think they were supposed to be in there—I’m 90% sure the dirt scattered over the top of the exposed vines during shipping. All stretched out, the vines are about 4″ long, but unlike the last plant, these stems hang lazily over the side of the planter rather than standing up straight.
The Verdict: I learned about some VERY interesting plant breeds this month! I don’t think I’d ever imagined a plant like the living stones, nor have I seen something quite like the string of pearls. I do think that these plants are a little expensive after you account for shipping, but I like that I get a unique assortment.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today?: Yes! Though your assortment may look slightly different, depending on how many plants you choose.
Value Breakdown: This four plant box costs $22.00 (at retail) + $7.35 shipping to PA, or $29.35 total. That means each plant cost an average of $7.34 after shipping.
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