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7 Best Plant Subscription Boxes for Home Gardening Lovers

Is it even possible to witness a plant growing over time and not smile and feel a sense of pride? To celebrate International Plant Appreciation Day on April 13, discover plant subscriptions to make your home, patio, or yard a happier place! You’ll find subscription boxes for plant people of all sorts—plant of the month clubs for gardeners, providing you with seeds and other outdoor planting supplies, as well as subscriptions brimming with succulents and other houseplants to help you bring some green indoors. You’ll also get help growing your green thumb with low-light plants, new plant arrivals, pet-friendly plants, succulents, air plants, gardening tools, and plant care instructions. 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 delivered right to your door! Many of these options are very 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 to see our full list of live plant subscriptions.

Plant Subscription Boxes for Houseplants, Gardens, and More

1. The Sill

Image of The Sill monthly garden subscription plants.

Image via The Sill.

The Cost: Classic Plant Subscription: $60.00 per month + free shipping. Pet Friendly Plant Subscription: $65.00 per month + free shipping. Plant Parent Club: $39.00 annually (does not include plants). Live plant purchases can be made on The Sill (Plant Parent Club members get 10% off full-priced items + free U.S. shipping). Subscribe here!

About the Box: The Sill offers three subscription options. The Classic Plant Subscription sends you a different 6″ indoor easy-care plant each month that’s perfect for new plant parents who don’t know where to start, or for houseplant pros looking to expand their greenery. The Pet Friendly Plant Subscription box sends non-toxic, pet-safe 6″ indoor plants so dog and cat owners can rejoice. Subscriptions require a 3-month commitment, after which you can pause or cancel. Want to learn more? The Plant Parent Club membership doesn’t send leafy friends, but it does connect you with a community to talk about plant parenthood, ask for tips, and share your expertise. Perks include 10% off full-priced items & free shipping on all online purchases (and 10% off at their locations in New York City, LA, or San Francisco), plus early access to new products and promotions, unlimited online workshops, a monthly newsletter packed with plant care tips, and more. The Sill also has a unique selection of live indoor plants shipped in your choice of planter colors. Helpful selections include succulents, air plants, faux plants, new plant arrivals, best plants for low light, best plants for beginners, and best plants for pet owners.

Read our The Sill reviews to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free for subscribers and Plant Parent Club members. $5.00 shipping for orders under $10.00, $10.00 shipping for orders $10-$100.00, and $25.00 shipping for orders over $100.00.

 

2. Urban Organic Gardener

Seeds and gardening supplies via the Urban Organic Gardener subscription.

Image via  Cratejoy.

The Cost: $5.00 per month for the Monthly Mystery box, $15.00 per month for the PRO Membership + free U.S. shipping. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Box: The Urban Organic Gardener subscription is a fantastic source for high-quality seeds for small gardening spaces, whether that be your windowsill indoors, balcony, patio, or backyard. All seeds in the UOG subscription are non-GMO, heirloom, non-hybrid, OP (open pollinated), raw, and untreated—woo! Your seed selection is customized based on your experience, sunlight, location, and growing medium. You’ll also receive 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. The Monthly Mystery box includes up to 2 mystery seed packs, and the Pro Subscription includes up to 5 mystery seed packs.

Read our Urban Organic Gardener reviews for more info. Ships to the U.S. for free.

 

3. The Plant Club

The Plant Club sends plants and plant related goods.

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The Cost: $39.00 per month + free U.S. shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About the Box: If you have a desire to learn more about the different types of houseplants out there, and how grow and nurture them, The Plant Club might be your next favorite subscription or gift idea. Each box arrives gift packaged with one featured houseplant and everything you need to assemble and display it beautifully in your home. The planters are always stylish additions to your home decor, and the plant care instructions are lovingly hand-illustrated. Looking for more options? The Plant Club’s entire family of plant box subscriptions also includes Succulents Monthly, for high-quality curated succulents, and My Garden Box featuring creative and crafty garden collections.

Check out our The Plant Club details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free.

 

4. Bloomin’ Bin

Gardening subscription with seeds and more.

Image via Cratejoy.

The Cost: Starting at $8.50 per month + shipping for Just the Seeds of the Month, ranging up to $35.00 per month + shipping for the Premium Bloomin’ Bin 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 the Bloomin’ Bin monthly box. Pick the tier that suits you best: Just the Seeds of the Month ($8.50/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. Just the Microgreens is a special Just Seeds Premium option featuring only seeds that can be grown as microgreens. The Basic Bloomin’ Bin ($22.00/month) will send you seeds, soil samples, and sometimes pots, grow bags, or other containers, plus the occasional live plant. The Premium Bin ($35.00/month) is the most expansive box, sending seeds and occasional live plants, pots or grow bags, gardening projects, and new tools.

Check out our Bloomin’ Bin review and details for more info. Ships to the U.S.

 

5. Succulent Studios

Succulent Studios May 2019 plant subscription review open

Image from our review.

The Cost: $12.00 per month + $5.50 shipping. Subscribe here!

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

About the box: The Succulent Studios subscription is simple and straightforward: they send you two baby succulents per month to dote on with all you’ve got! Each succulent has been grown in Southern California using organic soil and fertilizers, and your duo is always sent in 2″ biodegradable pots and 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. Keep in mind that a Succulent Studios 3- or 6-month subscription makes the cutest gift for anyone who’s a succ-a for succulents.

Check out our Succulent Studios reviews and details  for more info. Ships to the U.S. for $5.50.

 

6. Horti

Houseplants from the Horti subscription.

Image via Horti.

The Cost: Starting at $20.00 per month, ranging up to $30.00 depending on pot selection + shipping. 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 caretaker, or want to be 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 $20.00 per month, or you can select fancier hand-painted ones for $25.00 or $30.00. Occasionally Horti will forgo the monthly pot and send a different plant-related tool or accessory instead!

Check out our Horti review and details to learn more. Ships to the contiguous U.S. Orders in NYC are hand-delivered when possible, or you can pick up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at a discount. 

 

7. The House Plant Box

The Cost: Starting at $15.99 for a small plant box, ranging up to $99.99 for 10″ Large Indoor House Plant Box + free U.S. shipping. Subscribe here!

About the box: Healthy house plants comin’ your way! The House Plant Box offers several options for the size and type of houseplant you have in mind. Your choices include the Succulent Box, Seed Box, Air Plant Box, Indoor House Plant Box, House Plant Cuttings/Plug Box, Cactus Box, Aquatic Box, and Pet-Friendly Box (all $15.99/month); the Premium House Plant Box, Seasonal Garden Box, Premium Pet-Friendly Box, and Pre-Potted Terra Cotta Box (all $34.99/month); and the 10″ Large Indoor House Plant Box ($99.99/month). 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.

Check out The House Plant Box to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free.

 


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 windowsill, patio, or garden soon!


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Written by Caragh Taylor

Caragh Taylor

Caragh loves the surprise of opening a box and discovering an amazing new product or fun brand, especially when it involves beauty, coffee, or fashion. She joined MSA in 2020 and enjoys hearing about everything our community likes, too. In her spare time, she can be found snacking, running, or driving her two kids to their sporting events.

Comments (15)

  1. We have been happy with The Plant Club. Only thing is that the first time I ordered in December it was $24.95/month. Then in January I did another order and now its $39/month! Definitely was worth the $25, but $39 is a bit steep. I do like that they give you everything you need.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.)

  7. 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?

  8. 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

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

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