The Sill Plant Subscription Box Review – September 2019
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
There are three different subscription options: Plants for Beginners, Low Light Plants, and Pet-Friendly Plants. All are $35 a month + $5 shipping.
You can choose the color of your planter (Mint, Grey, Black, or Blush) and change it monthly!
This is a review of the Pet-Friendly Plants subscription.
About The Sill Plant Subscription
The Subscription Box: The Sill Plant Subscription
The Cost: $35.00 a month + $5 shipping
The Products: A hand-potted plant in an earthenware planter.
Ships to: The contiguous US
The Sill September 2019 Box Review
I decided to choose the “pet-friendly” subscription option since our dog, Tucker, seems to enjoy nibbling on our houseplants. I also decided to start with the grey planter color.
I was super impressed with the packing job. Barely any dirt escaped from this pot because it was wrapped in so many layers, and even the dirt that did go astray was caught up in the sticky-sided bubble wrap. Genius!
My new plant arrived in flawless condition save for one single leaf that looked like it had been recently clipped. No biggie!
There was a long teal envelope with some additional info on my new friend. It included a card with information specific to the type of plant inside as well as an additional sheet with care instructions related to what the plant might need right away as it has just spent a few days in a dark box.
Peperomia Marble – Retail Value $15.00
Approximately 6 inches tall and about 8 inches at its widest point.
Small Grey Grant Planter – Retail Value $25.00
Around 4.25 inches tall and 5 inches across.
I am a sucker for a variegated leaf and these little chubby ones are adorable. I expect they should marble more as they grow, which I am greatly looking forward to! Though this plant is also known as a “baby rubber leaf tree” it actually isn’t related to rubber trees at all. It has fleshy leaves that store most of its water and if it is getting dry, they will shrivel and wrinkle. Though I have over 50 houseplants right now, I actually don’t have one of these in my collection, making this delivery especially exciting.
The planter itself has very thick walls and it a lot more interesting color-wise than the “grey” name would suggest. The only thing I don’t love is that it doesn’t have a drainage hole, but instead came with a layer of lava rocks to assist in preventing root rot. Though it is a personal preference, I would have really preferred an actual hole.
Just look at those leaves! They look hand-painted. This little one should grow about a foot tall over time, making it a great choice for a smaller space. Add to that its easy-going nature and flexibility when it comes to light requirements, and you have a nice little plant that will reward you with its good looks with very little work on your part. I am super impressed with all the info The Sill provides about this plant on its very own info page! It contains troubleshooting, general care guidelines, as well as info on the plant’s origins and family. As a plant nerd, this is the sort of stuff that gets me really excited.
The Verdict: While I know this sub is a little on the pricy side for one plant, I can’t help but love it. Could I buy a similar plant locally for a lot less money? Sure, absolutely I could. Would that be as fun? Possibly not. This subscription is so well done that it was hard not to smile throughout the entire unboxing and reviewing process. Every little detail was thought out in terms of getting it into my arms safely, and the supplementary info in the envelope and online was so informative. I also was a lot more impressed with the quality of the planter than I expected to be, though I still wish it had a proper drainage hole (some other designs do!). I love that I can change the color each month and the other shapes available are so stylish that I kind of want to collect them all! This is absolutely a specific type of service for a specific type of subscriber, but I think I absolutely fall into this niche. I can’t wait to see what surprise plant arrives next month.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first plant and pot combo will be from the October selections.
Value Breakdown: After shipping, this box cost $40. If I were to buy this plant and planter separately from the site, they would also cost $40, so this subscription saves me the cost of shipping ($12.00 flat-rate).
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