Succulent Studio Plant Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2019
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
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 February 2019 Box Review
The plants ship inside a cleverly designed cardboard box, which is intended to hold them safely in place during their journey. Then, each individual plant is packaged in a little puff of hay, which is secured with several rubber bands to hold them in place.
This succulent at its very best has beautiful bright magenta tips and while they never get big, they tend to sprout additional plants in groups at the base, leading to really fun piles of pink-tipped succulent leaves. Sadly, to me, this plant looks like it got too cold. Succulents tend to go super limp after freezing, which leads some people to wonder if they need to water them, when actually the cells have gotten too cold and start to break down, leading to the plant rotting and going mushy. I will try to nurse this one back to health, but generally, after a cold snap, they are done for.
Oh my. This makes me sad guys. This little plant arrived to us drained and falling out of its pot. To be fair, Baby Toes are a really challenging succulent. I have had a few over the years and too much or too little water and they tend to die really fast. Other succulents can bounce back, but this one is a challenge. When these plants are at their prime, they are truly stunning. Since ours is in such poor condition, you cannot see the sheer little window on top of each “toe” that the plant uses to absorb extra light. In my experience, this one is already too far gone.
The Verdict: I am really disappointed with this delivery. I am a plant lover with a home that could easily be mistaken for a greenhouse. I pride myself on being able to take a dying plant and nurse it back to health. I used to work in a greenhouse and I still have succulents in my home that are years and years old. It sucks to see two little plants arrive in such terrible condition. While the packaging is thoughtful and under most conditions I would guess be enough to protect such wee little plants, I have to wonder if shipping succulents in the dead of winter is wise. Mine obviously didn’t do well traveling in the cold. I feel like my deliveries in the warmer months might be a different story, but in winter I might recommend purchasing your succulents (and plants in general) locally.
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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