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The Plant Club Subscription Box Review – March 2021

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. 

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

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (16)

  1. I subscribed to this for three months. The first was amazing, lovely pot and plant. The next two had really inappropriate planting containers for the plants sent, and when I reached out to the company they just told me it was fine and the containers were perfect. One was galvanized tin and had no drainage, the other was a bonsai dish for a draceana marginata! Just the most bizarre choice.
    It was May, June, and July 2020, if they had admitted to pandemic related supply chain issues that would have been understandable and I probably would have stuck with them. But the absolute refusal to admit they were sending useless pots really bothered me.
    Just a heads up for anyone interested in subscribing.

  2. I have a ficus ginseng! They are so unique and fun! Ours is in the living room near a window so it can get natural light. It’s one of my favorite house plants

  3. What a cooooool looking plant! I love it! I hope, if you continue to review this sub box that you will update us on the previous plants you’ve already gotten and whether or not you’ve decided to transfer any that can be to bigger pots. I bet that Ficus would look fabulous as a tree or even just a little bigger. So cool! Will definitely be keeping my eye on this subscription box! I will be moving soon and I definitely want to have plants in my home for the first time ever. I guess I’m going through the same thing you are where id like to see how I do with a few and if all goes well, grow my collection!

    • I’ll definitely keep you updated on the status of my previous plants! Although it may be awhile before I’m brave enough to try moving anything to a new pot! Haha. I do really love the idea of it getting bigger though! ☺️

  4. This is so tempting. I go through phases of plant addiction. They never make it past the year mark.I just had to try to salvage my zz plant and thats supposed to be one of the easiest to care for. Ive had her for 10months and now she’s dying from overwatering. oh the emotions. I think i should get rid of some of the beauty boxes(drowning in product) and try this sub. It seems reasonably priced for what you get. Great review, thanks!

    • I decided to subscribe last night! You can sub directly through their website or through Cratejoy. On both sites, use BEWELL to get $5 off your first box! I wish they had a pet friendly option as I have cats. They said they don’t now but are working on one. Oh, and they ship the week of the 12th for new subscribers. I am excited for my first month!

      • thanks for the code!!

  5. I’ve been getting this sub for about a year and it is always fantastic. Great pots, cool plants, and thoughtful packaging. Love them!!

    • can you tell us some of the plants you received?

      What caught my eye with this sub is not just the overall quality and value, but the uniqueness of the plant in regard to what most other plant subs send. I have a fair number of plants already, so if they send mainly things like pothos and spider plants, I have more than enough of those. I do wish we could specify a color range for the pots though.

  6. Brandy I hope you keep reviewing this subscription!

  7. This post made me giggle. I can’t keep a plant alive to save my life. So I can’t decide if a monthly plant sub is a terrible idea for me, or actually a genius one… lol.

    • If I can do it, anyone can….maybe check back next month to see how I did! 🤣

      • You’re the best one to review these then, in my opinion! That’s a neat plant, it makes me think I need to go find one now. Also, @Sherri, I had the same thought….this means if I lose one, I get a new one in a few weeks anyways.

  8. I saw one of these in the store last week here in Canada and I am so bummed I didn’t grab it! I was immediately drawn to it. It’s gorgeous! I might have to go back for it.

    • It really does brighten my day! Hopefully, you can still grab one! 🙂

  9. What a gorgeous plant!

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