The Plant Club is a home subscription box that ships you a featured plant along with care instructions, a decorative container, potting soil, and a few fun extras each month. They are part of the same family that brings you My Garden Box and Succulents Monthly if you have different plant needs.
This is a review of The Plant Club subscription for $39.00 per month plus free shipping.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About The Plant Club
The Subscription Box: The Plant Club
The Cost: $39.00 per month with free shipping (save with longer subscriptions)
The Products: A featured plant, a container, custom-blend potting soil as well as a few extras.
Ships to: to the US for free (Due to agricultural restrictions, they can't ship to AZ, AK, HI, or PR)
The Plant Club Review "Ficus Ginseng" March 2021
I have a bit of a black thumb when it comes to plants, but over the winter, I decided that I would finally commit to some indoor plants because I just love the look and cozy feel, plus there is the whole air-purifying aspect that I think my family could benefit from. My sister gifted me four little plants for Christmas and since they are all thriving, I figured I could graduate to an actual monthly subscription to grow my plant collection. This subscription seemed to have everything I needed -- the plant, the soil, a pot, and care instructions! I was eager to see if this would be a good fit for a novice like myself. Let's check it out!
Let's talk packaging first because I was so impressed with the condition that my plant arrived in. Everything was packaged so carefully and neatly with all of the extras packaged in a separate box within the larger one. The plant was well-protected and they even included a heat pack to keep our plant healthy during its journey. The dirt was even a bit damp still, which I thought was a good sign!
This little pamphlet gives us all the details on our plant and how to care for it. This month we received a Ficus Ginseng, a miniature tree from Southeast Asia in the fig tree family. They provided plenty of planting instructions, tips, and tricks to help me keep my plant healthy and thriving, which I greatly appreciated. This plant requires low to medium indirect sunlight, a temperate climate, and minimal watering. Sounds easy enough for me! Our ficus could grow even larger if I were to transfer it to a larger pot. Who knows? Maybe someday I'll even be a tree person!
Ficus Microcarpa (Ficus Ginseng)
Here is a closer look at this gorgeous, unique plant. The roots remind me of potatoes or another root vegetable with how bulbous they are. The leaves were nice and green, and overall, it just has a very healthy look to it. They mentioned in our booklet that you might look at each one and see different shapes or figures within the wild roots and it certainly does spark the imagination!
Dipped Cork Bowl (colors may vary)
Something that really appealed to me with this subscription was the incredibly beautiful and unique pots they include with your plant. It made this experience even less stressful for me because I didn't have to figure out where to put it and instead I can simply unpack it and have it ready to go. While the bowl pictured is yellow, I actually received a red one, so subscribers may have received another color other than what's seen here. The dipped cork look is really pretty and I think simple enough that it should fit within anyone's home decor.
House Plant Blend Potting Mix
This potting mix is specially formulated for The Plant Club and boasts a lot of great features such as increased aeration and free-flowing drainage. It is made from ingredients that should help promote healthy root systems and reduce mineral build-up. I am no potting soil connoisseur, but this all sounds good to me! There was just enough mix for our new plant and bowl.
Tiny Wood Pebbles
They even provided this bag of tiny pebbles to throw on top of the soil to really complete the look.
Plant Marker and Pencil
As if that wasn't enough, they included a ton of extras for us, too! There was a plant marker and pencil for us to mark our plant with.
Sticker and Candy
A sticker with a coupon code on the back and a piece of candy.
A cute coaster with a fun pun on it and their logo on the back.
They even provided a tiny magnet with the name of our plant on it. I love this because, after a few more plants, I am likely to forget the names of the ones I own! I am actually thinking this magnet would make a great system for remembering which plants you have already watered so that I can get my kids to help me, which they will totally love!
Here my ginseng plant has found the perfect home. It just looks so cute sitting in the corner of our living room and I'm surprised with how happy it makes me to see it there!
The Verdict: I am new to plant care so I really appreciated that this box came with everything I needed to make my new plant baby feel at home! I love the beautiful container and the fact that it came with potting mix and rocks to make it really look great, plus they provided all of the care information that I needed. This was such a fun unique plant to receive for my first box and it seems to be relatively low-maintenance, which is perfect for someone like myself who is not the best at keeping plants alive. All of the little extras like the magnet, coaster, candy, and plant marker show the care that seems to go into this subscription. I am really looking forward to growing my plant collection through The Plant Club!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you The Plant Club today? Yes, although you may receive a different plant than I did! From Cratejoy:
Typically our design team creates one collection for each month. However, due to crop availability and many other factors, we cannot guarantee that each customer will receive the same plant variety every month; which means that on occasion you might receive a different plant than another customer.
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