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The Sill Plant Subscription Box Review – November 2019

The Sill Plant Subscription is a plant subscription box that ships you a plant in an earthenware planter each month.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

There are four different subscription options: Plants for Beginners, Medium 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 November 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 change my planter color to “mint” this month. You can swap planter colors every month if you so desire!

The plant was very carefully packaged, just like always. There was a special insert around the base of the plant to protect its roots and keep the dirt in place. It was pretty effective!

Our plant arrived on a Friday super late, so it did spend a weekend in its box before we could open it. I still think it looked really great for the days of chilly transit time and an extra weekend in the dark.


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.

Maranta Plant in Small Mint Hyde Planter – Retail Value $37.00

FYI: This plant arrived about 12 inches tall including the planter, and about 7 inches across. 

What a pretty plant! SO many colors going on here. The top of the leaves have multiple green shades and they are striped with hot pink. The reverse of each leaf is a deep purple that starts out lighter and darkens. Along with being pet-friendly, this is a low to medium light plant, which is great for my house since I do have some darker rooms.  This plant also has some pretty dramatic movement throughout the day, its leaves raising and lowering to collect light. This movement is why this plant is nicknamed the “prayer plant” because this raising and lowering of each leaf resemble hands beseeching in prayer.

This is the first planter that has come with a drainage hole and I am pretty pumped about it. It also arrived with a rather legit coordinating saucer to collect extra water runoff. Seriously, the saucer itself was so heavy! I really love the pale mint with the bright colors of these leaves.

I did notice one yellowed leaf, but this is easily remedied by trimming. We took images of this plant immediately after opening it, but within a few hours the leaves had relaxed and the plant has spread out a little more, giving it a much less upright look.

The Verdict: This might be my fave The Sill delivery yet. I love this little plant and I am so happy with this planter that has a drainage hole! I know it shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but I am just so much more comfortable with planters that have proper drainage. It lets me get away with extra watering without rotting consequences! Did I save much money with this subscription vs. just buying the plant? Not really. The longer I get this subscription the more apparent it is to me that that isn’t the point really. This is more of a “happy monthly surprise” sort of sub, so certainly keep that in mind before subscribing. It would also make a less expensive and longer-lasting alternative to sending cut flowers if you are uninterested in a subscription but still like the idea of supporting/buying from this cute little company!

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 December selections.

Check out our other reviews of The Sill, along with our list of the best home subscription boxes for more ways to fancy up your space!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Home Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, The Sill Reviews| Tags: the sill | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. This plant is really easy to propogate btw. If friends/family want one.

  2. Megan, great review! I’m so glad you were explicit that it’s not about the cost savings, but rather a “happy surprise.” Not all subscriptions need to be about how cheaply you can get something!

    This is a great gift idea for others, or if I’m feeling generous, for myself. I would much rather gift (or receive) a plant — especially one with a great pot — than a bunch of flowers that last only a week.

    Even though I’ve not (yet) ordered from Sill, I’ve spent a fair amount of time on their website. They do a good job of providing a quick summary of what a plant needs in terms of light and water, and indicating if a given plant is pet-friendly.

    And I definitely agree about drainage holes!!! Though lately I’ve been investing in (or making my own) self-watering planters. They are really helpful, especially for people that are super busy or travel a lot.

  3. This is about $4.99 at Home Depot or Lowes.

    • That’s an exaggeration and it will come in a plastic planter pot so you have to buy a pot and fresh soil to repot. Might come out a few dollars cheaper but a whole lot more more and time from your life.

    • Yup. With a ceramic planter.

    • That might work out if stores actually took real care of the plants. But in my experience – especially with indoor plants— the plants from those stores are really stressed, almost always have mites or some similar issues, and nearly always pot~bound. If you get them when they arrive fresh from the vendor, they’re possibly ok, otherwise they are crammed onto shelves and end up leggy and/or misshapen. There’s a clear difference in quality between plants bought from a real greenhouse or nursery vs a big box store. It’s the difference between getting a $5 bundle of cut flowers from someone on a street corner vs going to a florist. The difference in quality is quite substantial.

  4. I love the idea of this subscription. Unfortunately, the order I placed for holiday gifts for my staff is not arriving on time, which was not communicated until I inquired. You are only able to communicate with them via email or Instagram, and they have not answered my last two emails. I believe they have been overwhelmed with holiday orders, which is great for them, but they do not appear to have the infrastructure to handle their current business.

    • Augh. I am soooo tired of companies not having phone numbers and then having to struggle to get their attention when things go wrong!

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