The Sill Medium Plant Subscription Box Review – August 2020
There are a few different subscription options: Plants for Beginners, Medium Plants for Beginners, Low Light Plants, and Pet-Friendly Plants. All are $35 a month + $5 shipping. The Sill also has a new Medium Size Plant subscription that is $60 a month with free shipping.
You can choose the color of your planter (Mint, Grey, Black, or Blush) and change it monthly!
This is a review of the new MEDIUM subscription for $60/month.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About The Sill Medium Plant Subscription
The Subscription Box: The Sill Medium Plant Subscription
The Cost: $60.00 with free shipping
The Products: A hand-potted plant in an earthenware planter.
Ships to: The contiguous US
Good to Know: There is also a smaller plant subscription that is $35 + shipping.
The Sill Medium Plant Box Review August 2020
The plant was very carefully packaged, just like always. The Sill team always seems to go overboard to make sure these plants arrive safely. I certainly appreciate it!
The base of the plant was covered by a protective organic material (straw?) and a rubber band to keep everything inside the pot.
The included info sheet was rather lacking in actual info. Instead of giving the plant name, it just stated “Tropical Plant”. Eh….
Red Aglaonema in Medium Dolores Planter – Retail Value $69.00
FYI: This plant arrived about 11 inches tall inside the planter and about 8 inches across. The planter alone measures about 6 inches tall.
A showstopping beauty with vibrant green, pink, and red foliage – the easy-going Aglaonema only looks hard to care for. This low maintenance houseplant will add a pop of color to any interior space, but to keep its coloring bold, place your Aglaonema in bright to medium indirect light indoors.
This might be the first month I am less enthused about this subscription. Sure, it is a pricy one. I have always known that. But the value is generally there for me with the included knowledge and the thoughtful way the plant was planted and transported to me. This month was disappointing on both counts. I had to look up the plant myself (not a HUGE deal, but still..) and it actually wasn’t even really planted? The Sill has moved to sending plants inside plastic planters nestled inside the ceramic ones, which I totally support because often The Sill planters don’t have drainage holes and I would rather water a plant in the plastic one with proper drainage then set it back inside the ceramic planter between waterings. This plant did indeed arrive inside the plastic planter but literally, it was just three smaller plants rubber-banded together with no real soil. I had to use some of my own potting soil to truly plant these inside the planter, and when a plant subscription is $60 a month I at least expect the plant to be planted.
On a positive note, I absolutely love the Dolores style planter. Though I prefer the matte finish pots from The Sill, something about this spiral shape really makes me smile.
Another smile for the charming red and pink patterns on this plant. I love it when a plant arrives looking like each leaf was hand-painted. And the new leaves start up in the CUTEST little spirals.
The Verdict: This medium delivery from The Sill was a bit of a dud in terms of HOW the plant was presented. This is really unusual for this subscription so I am anxious to see next month if the delivery is the same. I know this is a smaller business that might be working out some kinks in this new larger delivery, and I have been really happy with it up until now, so I am willing to give them the benefit of a doubt and see what delightful green thing they send next month.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this sub is temporarily sold out but you can sign up for the waitlist!
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What do you think about the larger The Sill Plant Subscription?