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First Impressions: Horti

Kat Giuffrida
ByKat GiuffridaMar 29, 2024 | 0 comments

4.3 overall rating
3 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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Horti offers plant subscriptions and curated kits that are designed to build your confidence in plant care.  Their plant subscription boxes will help you build your own collection of lush, hardy houseplants suited to any size space you live in. You'll also be provided with the tools and tips you need to keep your plants thriving. Every plant parent is bound to love Horti, whether they're a newbie or a long-time enthusiast.

Each box typically comes with a plant paired with a terracotta pot and saucer. In certain months you may also receive a planting accessory. You can also opt to receive 2 naked plants in plastic grow pots in lieu of a terracotta pot. Choose between their monthly or quarterly plans, there's even a Rare Plant box and a My First Plant box. Horti ships nationwide, but you can also pick up your order locally if you live in NYC.

The month to month subscription that I received costs $36 plus shipping with the pot included.

This review is of Horti's Monthly Subscription Box.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes).

First Impressions

I have a confession to make: I avoided houseplants like the plague for the first 30 years of my life. For some strange reason, I had this irrational fear of having the ultimate brown thumb that would kill every plant I touched. Thankfully, I finally overcame that fear (PTL 🙏) and decided that adding some plants to my home would be a beautiful and natural way to spruce it up.

Since I'm a new plant parent, I decided it would be best to start with hard-to-kill, low-maintenance plants. I also thought it would be fun to sign up for an all-in-one subscription service that would deliver a new plant plus everything I need each month. So after reading The 7 Best Plant Subscription Boxes in 2024, Horti looked like the best option for my needs and interests and I decided to try it out!

So, what did I think? I absolutely loved the Horti experience! I received a beautiful Peperomia Green along with a hand-painted terracotta pot and saucer. I was also provided with care instructions and additional soil.

Let's take a closer look at everything I received in my first subscription box.

What's Inside This Box

Peperomia Green/Obtusifolia + 4'' Plastic Grow Pot

I received this gorgeous Peperomia obtusifolia (i.e. baby rubber plant). It's quite a versatile plant and has semi-succulent properties. They're safe for pets which is great since I have 3 cats roaming around the house all day long.

Oh, and did you know they can easily be propagated just from a leaf cutting? I think that's super cool!

Hand-Painted Terracotta Pot & Saucer

I love the look of this 6" terracota pot and its natural properties. It's simple and functional, yet adds so much character to the corner of my kitchen. Since it has a hole in the bottom for drainage you don't need to leave the plant in its original plastic container. (Probably obvious to most of you, but never hurts to remind new plant parents.)

Dehydrated Soil Wafer

This compressed soil wafer expands nearly 15 times its original size when you add a bit of water. It's made from a premium coco coir mix and contains every nutrient this plant needs. It consists of mycorrhizae, kelp, worm castings, and unique water-saving polymers. This wafer is around 85 grams (3") which fits perfectly inside the 6" terracotta pot.

Plant Care and Repotting Instruction Cards

Ok, so I need all the help I can get and was so glad Horti threw these cards in. I quickly learned that over-watering is the main issue that plant parents have with Peperomia. I was instructed to let the top soil get fully dry before watering and that this plant does very well in bright rooms (it now lives in my kitchen which gets tons of light during the day).

The Verdict

I can't wait to get my next plant subscription box from Horti! I love my new Peperomia Green and it has made my kitchen come alive. I was provided with a beautiful plant, functional pot and saucer, growing wafer, and instruction cards to get me started on my new plant parent journey. I think Horti is extremely fair for its price considering everything you get.

Value Breakdown:The cost of a monthly subscription is $36 plus shipping.  However, the value of this month's box has a retail value of $45 plus shipping, which is a win for me.

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Kat Giuffrida
Kat Giuffrida

I'm a SAHM of 2 under 2 who's on a mission to discover the best subscription boxes for women and children. On the off chance I'm not chasing after my kids (or breaking up a looming brawl between them and the cats), you can most likely find me training in the pool, sipping on an Americano at my local coffee shop, or hiding in our spare room to catch up on my favorite podcasts.

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