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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 January 2020 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 "blush" 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. And a heating pack was included since the winter months aren't awesome for shipping a plant.
There was an 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.
Small Blush Prospect Planter – Retail Value $25.00
FYI: This plant arrived about 1 inch tall inside the planter, and about 4 inches across.
I am sad to admit that this is the first delivery from this subscription that I am totally underwhelmed with. Even if a few of the others have been common, the plants were still larger, and the majority of the ones I have gotten I didn't already own. Echeveria succulents are really, really easy to find for me locally. I actually have a few. I think I would have felt better about this delivery if the plant had been larger or there had been multiples inside. I am also a wee bit concerned that this succulent arrived in a planter without a drainage hole since well-draining soil is really critical in succulents, which are prone to root rot when water just stands around.
A second issue for me is that this is a planter repeat, but at least I love this shape and shade.
I will admit that it arrived in utterly fantastic condition. Like, it is perfect! And I love that I (by chance) chose the blushy clay color for the planter this month because it really gives off kind of a Southwestern vibe I can get behind.
Here is a shot of all of my plants from this subscription, living happily in my office.
The Verdict: I am a little let down with The Sill this month. I know that this isn't a "high-value" sort of subscription of course. This is 100% a very specific type of buyer! But I think there should have been more than one plant inside that pot or maybe one that was a little larger. Either way, I still love it because it is a plant, but I hope that next month we might see something more impressive, especially for the cost of this subscription.
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 February selections.
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