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9 Best Plant Subscription Boxes for Gardening Lovers 2020

Is it even possible to witness a plant growing over time and not smile? It’s time you sign up for a plant subscription and make your home or yard a happier place! This list includes ideas for plant people of all sorts—plant of the month clubs for gardeners, providing them with seeds and other outdoor planting supplies, as well as subscriptions sending succulents and other houseplants to those wishing to bring some green indoors. Not confident in your ability to keep your new plants thriving? The great thing about a monthly plant subscription is that you’re given a fresh opportunity with the arrival of each box! Many of these options are extremely affordable, so you can build your space into an inviting frond kingdom little by little. Enticing, right?

Want to know all your options? Head over to our houseplants directory!

Updated 7/14/20 to clarify that The Sill Plant Parent Club does not send physical plants.

Plant Subscription Boxes for Houseplants, Gardens, and More

1. The Sill Plant Parent Club

The Cost: $39 annually. Subscribe here!

About the box: This plant membership may not send leafy friends to fill your home, but it does bring with it a community of plant people who you can connect with to talk about plant parenthood, ask for tips, share your expertise, and more. Perks of the membership include 10% off + free shipping on all online purchases (and 10% off in-store purchases if you’re near one of their locations in New York or LA), early access to workshops, and more.

We review the regular The Sill subscription, which sends actual plants—check those reviews out here. Ships to the US for free.


2. Succulents Box

Succulents August 2019 - Review

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $5 for 1 plant per month + $5 shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOX to save 25% off a 2, 3, or 4-plant subscription.

About the box: How fast do you want your plant collection to grow? With Succulents Box you can choose whether you’d like to receive 1, 2, 3, or 4 succulents each month (at $5 per plant), and expect them to arrive carefully packaged and in mint condition. Each succulent comes with an info card so you can become an expert carer of this new sun-loving windowsill companion.

Read our Succulents Box reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $5.


3. Urban Organic Gardener

The Cost: $5 per month for the mystery box, $14.67 per month for the PRO membership. Subscribe here!

About the box: The Urban Organic Gardener subscription is a fantastic source for high-quality seeds for small gardening spaces! All the seeds this subscription sends are heirloom, OP, non-hybridized, and GMO-free—woo! The seeds you’re sent are customized based on your location and experience, and are sent alongside plant care instructions and tips for starting seeds, plus some small gardening supplies. This gardening subscription box is an awesome option for beginners as well as seasoned urban gardeners with an established green thumb.

Read our Urban Organic Gardener reviews for more info. Ships to the US.


4. The Plant Club

The Cost: $24.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About the box: If you have a hankering to learn more about the different types of houseplants out there—and own them—The Plant Club might be the next subscription you sign up for. Each box arrives gift packaged with one houseplant and everything you need to display it beautifully in your home. The planters are always awesomely stylish additions to your home decor, and the care instructions are hand-illustrated with love.

Ships to the US.


5. Bloomin’ Bin

The Cost: Starting at $8.50 per month + shipping for Just the Seeds, ranging up to $35 per month + shipping for the Premium subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code ADDICTIN10 to save 10% off your first purchase!

About the box: Gardening experts and newbies alike will have a blast exploring the mix of fruit and veggie seeds sent in Bloomin’ Bin‘s monthly box. Pick the tier that suits you best: Just The Seeds ($7.75/month) sends 3-5 seed packets and no live plants, while Just Seeds Premium ($11.50/month with 6-month minimum subscription required) sends those same 3-5 seed packets with the potential of the occasional live plant, plus a custom binder where you can keep the growing instructions that come in each box. The Basic Bin ($22/month) will send you seeds, soil samples, and sometimes pots, grow bags, or other containers, plus the occasional live plant. The Premium Bin ($35/month) is the most expansive box they offer, sending seeds and occasional live plants, pots or grow bags, gardening projects, and new tools.

Read our Bloomin’ Bin review for more info. Ships to the US.


6. Succulent Studio

Succulent Studios May 2019 plant subscription review open

Image from our review.

The Cost: $10.00 per month + $6.50 shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

About the box: This plant of the month club is simple and straightforward: they send you two succulents per month to dote on with all you’ve got! Each succulent sent has been grown in Southern California using organic soil and fertilizers, and your duo is always sent in an eco-friendly box. You’ll also be sent small, illustrated cards with instructions for care so you can ensure your new succulent babies succeed!

Read our Succulent Studio reviews for more info. Ships to the US for $6.50.


7. The Bouqs Plants

The Bouqs carries houseplants. Subscribe to save 30%.

Image via The Bouqs.

The Cost: Prices start at $44 + shipping for one-time purchase. Subscribe per plant to save 30% + get free shipping. Subscribe here!

About the box: Small succulents, potted orchids, snake plants, and more—The Bouqs carries options beyond cut flower bouquets! Find the plant that speaks to you most, then buy it once or subscribe to receive it regularly for 30% off + free shipping. Wondering why you’d sign up for a plant subscription that just sends one variety? Well, with The Bouqs you can switch up your recipient between months. Plus, a subscription membership comes with a $10/month credit to use toward anything on their site!

Read our Bouqs flower reviews if you’re interested in learning more about a flower subscription. Ships to the US.


8. Horti

Houseplants from the Horti subscription.

Image via Horti.

The Cost: Starting at $20 per month, ranging up to $30 depending on pot selection. Subscribe here!

About the box: Have you ever Googled “hard-to-kill plants?” Well, no need to hunt ’em down on your own—Horti sends low light and easy-to-care-for plants month after month! As you gain experience with caring for your plants, they’ll slowly introduce other beautiful (and perhaps more fickle) species to enjoy. If you’re already an expert plant carer, or want to be 100% sure your new houseplants are pet-safe, there are options for you, too, at the same subscription cost! Speaking of cost, if you’re cool with your plants arriving in simple pots, this subscription costs $20 per month, or you can select fancier hand-painted ones for $25 or $30. Occasionally Horti will forgo the monthly pot and send a different plant-related tool or accessory instead!

Ships to the contiguous US; orders in NYC are hand-delivered when possible.


9. The House Plant Box

The Cost: Starting at $12 for succulents and air plants, ranging up to $99.99 for large indoor plants. Subscribe here!

About the box: Healthy house plants comin’ your way! The House Plant Box offers several options for the size and type of houseplants you have in mind. Your choices include the Air Plant Box and Succulent Box (both $12/month), the Seasonal Garden Box and Premium House Plant Box (both $30/month), the Pre-Potted Terra Cotta Box ($35/month), and the 10″ Large Indoor House Plant Box ($99.99). No matter your pick, you’ll be sent a different leafy friend to enjoy each month, with info on how to care for it. Not happy with the condition of your plant when it arrived? This houseplant box offers a 30-day guarantee and will send a replacement. Pet-friendly plants are available for folks who want to up their greenery game with a furry fellow present.

Ships to the US.


Which plant of the month club sounds like the best fit for you? Let us know in the comments which plant subscription will be greening up your windowsills soon!

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Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Comments (14)

  1. I just got a subscription as a gift for the House Plant Box. It was a sweet gift, never had anything like this before, but I thought the plant size was pretty dinky for $15 (per month cost that the gift giver is paying). I did reach out to the HousePlantBox team and will update you if I hear back, but told them i thought it was small, the leaves were dirty, one stem broken off, and I didn’t think the “Umbrella Plant” was all that unique (maybe I shouldn’t expect unique, their website shows an ivy). In my opinion, a 4″ plant that is fairly common, in plastic pot (NOT in a planter pot) should be more like $10/month with subscription.

  2. I just cancelled my subscription to The Sill. I’ve been a member for four months (April – July 2020). The two plants I’ve received so far (April’s and June’s) are thriving and healthy and arrived in good condition.

    Here’s the issue: It’s August, and I’m still waiting for my plant that I was supposed to receive in MAY – we’re well over 60 days past due. I’ve had to send no less than six emails to follow up and manage the entire process of getting this plant shipped…. which is supposedly in transit right now from New Jersey, via USPS, and has been sitting in a box in New Jersey for the past four days now… and no sign of movement.

    While I love the service, and the emails I’ve received from The Sill support team have been kind and full-hearted, I’ve lost complete faith in The Sill being able to deliver on the service they’re promising.

    Each time I’ve emailed about this missing plant, there has been some item on backorder that they didn’t notice, or there was a major software change that prevented my monthly order from being sent, and another time, they didn’t see that when they tried to process the order manually, it didn’t go through. They didn’t see any of these issues on their own, as a part of their follow-up to ensure that clients actually get their plants. Without my tedious tracking and follow-up, I would never receive my plant from May (and I still haven’t received it). We’ll see if it’s alive when it arrives. After my last follow-up with them, where I literally begged them to send me the plant I paid for, one actually got sent (per the tracking number they emailed me), and they also refunded the money.

    Anyway… I share this simply to encourage you to try some of the other services on this page, and maybe give The Sill a break. They seem to be completely overwhelmed, disorganized, and without a system to track and follow-up on missed, or undelivered orders. (How do you not have a system to check whether or not a customer’s order has shipped?) They seem unable to keep up with demand, and for $40 per month for one small plant (which I consider a fairly premium price, which I was happy to pay), I expect them to deliver consistently.

    If you don’t have a river of money flowing through your wallet, and you enjoy actually receiving the plants you pay for, I’d recommend avoiding The Sill, and trying one of these other services first.

    • I’m on month two of Plant Club Monthly, they ship mid month but my August plant is happy and thriving, and the box shipped very quickly. Priority delivery took three days but the plant was well packed, with a lovely unglazed ceramic pot, soil appropriate for the plant, river stone topper, and a cork mat to set it on. For someone who lives in an apartment with no outdoor space, not having to have soil on hand for re potting is a huge advantage!
      I recommend it. It seems a less popular option, as well as slightly less expensive than The Sill.

    • Glad to see someone with a similar experience as mine. I signed up for a Sill membership a few months into the pandemic, and while I’ve been mostly happy with it, I just cancelled it.

      Both of my last 2 orders arrived with broken pots, and previously I’ve had issues with plants taking a long time to arrive. The size of the plants vary wildly as well – for more than 40$ a month I’d expect plants of a somewhat decent size, but sometimes I would tiny ones. And once a plant died en route (they gave me a refund, but still).

      Bit weird to see people still recommending them. They don’t seem like they’ve been able to handle what I assume is a boom in interest since the pandemic. But it’s been 9 months now, they’ve had time to adapt.

      Gonna switch to some other plan. Hopefully something out there is comparable but more reliable.

  3. From the information at the link given, it doesn’t seem like The Sill Plant Parent Club sends a plant each month. I thought $39 a year was too good to be true for that lol.

    • Oh, Milena, thank you for catching that & mentioning something. I was getting it confused with the classic The Sill subscription. I’ve updated the post accordingly. Thanks again!

  4. I really like house plant box. It’s 15 dollars per monthly for the normal small non pre potted box and they send some unusual plants. The sill was fine but a bit more pricey. Most of the plants are still alive and I’ve gotten a replacement free when they die.

  5. Earlier this year I was thinking I might like a plant subscription for my office. But I’m kind of glad I didn’t go for it at the time because the last day I was there was March 13 and I doubt I’ll be back anytime soon. And there’s no good place for plants at home because the cats get into anything. Maybe in a year or two when it’s safe to go out again?

    (On the plus side I’ve only worn pajamas and yoga pants since March and rarely shoes and no regular bras, just sports bras when I work out — at home, of course.)

  6. I have a plant from Horti that has actually made it for over a year! I was terrible with plants until this one. 😀

    • Yay! What kind of pot did you go for?

  7. Succulents Monthly has been really cute. They send everything needed, and the planters are absolutely wonderful.

    • A nice planter makes all the difference!

    • There are two succulent options listed… which did you choose? Planter makes all the difference! <3

  8. I’m gonna check out The Sill. Mountain Crest Gardens has a monthly box for succulents.

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