The 8 Best Succulent Subscription Boxes of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Succulent Studio

"Succulent Studio aims for sustainability as it brings a little greenery into its subscribers' homes."

Best Variety: Succulents Box

"Most of the plans allow subscribers to choose the number of succulents that arrive on their doorstep each month."

Best for Green Thumbs: Leaf & Clay

"Leaf & Clay ships its 2.5-inch succulents bare-root without soil and without the original nursery pot in order to protect the plant and reduce costs."

Best Themed Box: Mountain Crest Gardens

"With Mountain Crest Gardens’ box it will take multiple years for subscribers to see a plant repeat."

Best for Building a Collection Fast: Succulent Source

"The box comes with information on how to care for each plant from its inventory of more than 60 unique succulents."

Best No-Fuss Box: House Plant Box

"Recent monthly deliveries have included varieties like String of Pearls, Senecio Serpens (Blue Chalksticks), and String of Dolphins."

Most Unique Containers: Succulents Monthly

"The Succulents with Style Kit comes with a unique container, the month’s featured succulent, soil, and the occasional added bonus."

Best for Crafters: SoCal Succulents

"There are two boxes: one for the casual green thumb and one for the serious crafter or plant collector."

Best Overall: Succulent Studio

Succulent Studio

Succulent Studio

Succulent Studio's goal is to delight and inspire subscribers with its monthly succulent subscription box. The Long Beach, California-based company aims for sustainability as it brings a little greenery into its subscribers' homes. The best part of all is that the plants are completely organic.

Here’s how it works: Every month, subscribers receive two different eight-week-old succulents to their doorstep for around $10 plus a $6.50 flat-rate shipping fee. Each delivery comes with plant identification cards and care instructions. All succulents are delivered in biodegradable pots that can be planted right into the soil.

The company has options for three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions, which can be delivered as gifts. Succulent Studios also allows subscribers to skip any month or gift any month to a friend. There's a satisfaction guarantee as well.

Succulent Studio doesn’t repeat varieties for at least a year, ensuring a wide assortment of plants. Past boxes have included Octopus Agave, Echeveria Perle, and String of Pearls plants.

Best Variety: Succulents Box

Succulents Box

Succulents Box

In addition to offering dozens of varieties of succulents for sale on its website, the California-based Succulents Box offers tons of different subscription plans. With boxes such as 1 Airplant/1 Succulent and 3 Succulents, most of the plans allow subscribers to choose the number of plants that arrive on their doorstep each month. Plans include up to four different pre-curated plants, and subscribers can also choose to receive a monthly air plant, a type of succulent that's perfect for hanging.

Every two-inch succulent or air plant delivered in these plans costs about $5 each, and subscribers save 5 percent if they prepay for three, six, or 12 months of plants. Past plants have included succulents like Kalanchoe (Panda Plant) and Echeveria (Neon Breaker).

While most succulents are shipped in plastic pots, the company also offers monthly subscription boxes of two succulents in their own clay pots for $20 a month. Each delivery incurs a flat $5 shipping fee.

Best for Green Thumbs: Leaf & Clay

Leaf & Clay

Leaf & Clay

Online succulents purveyor Leaf & Clay offers its own take on the succulent subscription box with a monthly offering of three succulents. Subscribers to the Plant Mail Club can sign up for a one-month subscription for approximately $20, a three-month subscription for around $54, or a six-month subscription for about $96. Subscribers can also opt to include a heat pack in their order to protect the succulents during cold-weather shipping at an added cost.

Leaf & Clay ships its 2.5-inch succulents bare-root and without the original nursery pot in order to protect the plant and reduce shipping costs. Speaking of, there are no additional hidden fees with Leaf & Clay, as shipping is included in the monthly fee. Subscribers can cancel or pause a subscription at any time. The brand has a satisfaction guarantee as well, so customers can rest assured they're getting the best for their money.

Leaf & Clay’s recent Plant Mail Club shipments have included Anacampseros Rufescens, Crassula (Money Tree), and Kalanchoe (Chocolate Soldier). Because plants are shipped without soil, they need to be transplanted promptly, making this the perfect box for green thumbs and folks with their own gardens.

Best Themed Box: Mountain Crest Gardens

Mountain Crest Gardens

Mountain Crest Gardens

This succulent subscription box comes straight from the Mountain Crest Gardens nursery in the small town of Fort Jones, California. Unlike most other succulent boxes, Mountain Crest Gardens picks a theme for its box every month and chooses plant varieties that fit that theme. Past themes have included unique shapes, winter blues with blue-hued plants, and pretty in pink with pink-hued plants. Themes range from seasonal plants to plants with similar textures, funky forms, indoor growers, and more.

Mountain Crest Gardens only offers one kind of subscription box at the cost of around $21 a month, which includes shipping. For that box, subscribers get four different small succulents delivered in plastic pots, a bonus mystery plant, and a care guide. New subscribers also receive a foliage cleaning brush in their first box to help them care for their collection.

Due to the themes the company chooses and the wide variety of plants they grow, it will take multiple years for subscribers to see a plant repeat. Subscribers can receive unique or rare succulents like String of Pearls and Cubic Frost.

About two weeks prior to shipment, the nursery sends out info about the plants that will be in the next month’s box. Plus, subscribers can cancel a subscription at any time.

Best for Building a Collection Fast: Succulent Source

Succulent Source

Succulent Source 

For those serious about wanting to start a collection of succulents, look no further than Succulent Source. The company prides itself on its mature and hardy offerings in its subscription box that includes five unique 2.5-inch succulents every month.

With over 60 unique succulents in stock, it’ll be a while before a box comes with any repeats. The stock includes Echeveria "Perle von Nurnberg," Aloe Black Gem, Crassula Baby Necklace, and more.

Succulent Source charges about $30 for a monthly box with shipping included. The box also comes with information on how to care for each plant. Succulent Club offers up to a 10 percent discount when prepaying for its three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions.

The company makes it easy to skip a box or cancel a subscription on its website, and also offers the option to send the box as a gift.

Best No-Fuss Box: House Plant Box

House Plant Box

House Plant Box

California-based online brand The House Plant Shop offers a no-fuss, simple version of the succulent delivery box. The brand delivers one succulent in a four-inch plastic pot and a plant information card for around $12 a month plus $3.50 for shipping.

As with most other brands, that price decreases as the subscription gets longer. For instance, a yearly subscription costs about $135, or $11.25 per plant.

Recent monthly deliveries have included varieties like String of Pearls, Senecio Serpens (Blue Chalksticks), and String of Dolphins.

Subscribers can also choose the style of plant they want to receive, with options ranging from an Air Plant Box, an Aquatic Plant Box, an Herb Box, and more. Plus, there's a 30-day guarantee on plant health, so if the plant arrives wilted or unhealthy, it can be returned.

Most Unique Containers: Succulents Monthly

Succulents Monthly

Succulents Monthly 

With Succulents Monthly, the pots are as eye-catching as the plants themselves. Planters come in fun styles like clay mugs, wooden oysters, geometric and minimal pots, or large stone containers.

The brand offers two kinds of plant-it-yourself kits. The first, the Succulents with Style Kit, comes with a unique container, the month’s featured succulent—which varies from Echeveria varieties to Aloes to Air Plants—soil, and sometimes a fun extra like a dirt brush. A month-to-month subscription is around $19.

The second kit on offer, the Premium Mix Kit, comes with the month’s featured succulent, a featured air plant, containers, plant care cards, and an occasional bonus. A month-to-month subscription is $28.95.

Both kits have options for three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions, and shipping is about $9 per delivery.

Best for Crafters: SoCal Succulents

SoCal Succulents

SoCal Succulents

This succulent artistry and workshop company offers two kinds of monthly succulent boxes, one for the casual green thumb and one for the serious crafter or plant collector. The point with these subscriptions is to create your own arrangements and curations, with fun pots, placement, and uniformity that is great for larger events and decorations.

SoCal Succulents doesn’t emphasize sending a wide variety of plants, meaning there may be duplicates from month to month, but that just means a more pleasantly uniform collection. Subscriptions will ship to you until you manually cancel, so the plans will last as long as you want.

The smaller of the company's two boxes comes with four, two-inch assorted plants for around $15 a month.

The second option comes with a whopping 15 plants per month, five varieties with three plants each, for approximately $40. Both the smaller and larger deliveries have shipping included in their given prices.

How We Chose the Best Succulent Subscription Boxes

In choosing the best succulent subscription boxes, we looked at a number of factors: the variety of plans, types of containers and plants offered, pricing, sustainability, and more. We also included services that were geared toward serious gardeners (Leaf & Clay), as well as those who were into caring for plants as a hobby (SoCal Succulents).

Succulent Studio became our top pick for its constant variety (you won't get any of the same plants more than once during the course of a year) and for its focus on sustainability. With this service, the succulents are grown organically and they come in biodegradable pots.

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