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The Sill Plant Subscription Box Review – January 2020

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Feb 10, 2020 | 9 comments

The Sill January 2020 plant subscription box review

The Sill
3.5 overall rating
2 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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 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.

Echeveria

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.

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!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think about The Sill Plant Subscription?

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Online plant store The Sill has a monthly plant subscription! Each subscription option is $35 per month with $5 shipping. You can choose the color of your planter (Mint, Grey, Black, or Blush). Choose between Low Light Plants, Plants for Beginners, or Pet-Friendly Plants.
Megan K.
Megan K.
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9 comments

Charlotte

I really appreciate you including the final photo so we can see the relative size of the planters. They’re bigger than I thought.

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Kim

How large are the pots? The first post it looks tiny but with the other pots it looks huge.

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Jessica

The price on this is an absolute joke. Considering they are getting their pots and plants wholesale and are also making the buyer pay shipping, I can’t even imagine what the percentage of profit they are making is. I love plants and would love this but wouldn’t pay more than $15 dollars and the $5 dollar shipping for this, and even that is pushing it.

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Ragan

I finally got my own office at work and I feel like I should add some personal touches (other than my diplomas on the wall and a clock from Cat Lady Box). I do have a short length of somewhat wide windowsill so maybe a few months of a plant subscription would be nice.

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Megan K.

I feel like plants are always a good idea. But then again I also have over 60 in my house right now.

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Ragan

Can’t do that with my cats around! I used to have quite a few plants as well but I got so stressed around the time I was getting ready to do my PhD defense (and I also had a really, really sick cat at the time and didn’t have a clue what I was going to do after I graduated) that most of my plants died. It has been more than 7 years and I think I am ready to start again.

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Mellissa

Your little plant set up is down right DREAMY! But I agree that the price is crazy. (But oh, that color scheme 🥰)

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Marne Orenich

Awww what a nice shelfie.

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Beth

@Megan. That is a ridiculous offering. BUT! It provides the perfect opportunity to be in touch with the vendor, express discontent, and see how they react. THAT would definitely be worth reporting.

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