8 Succulent Subscription Boxes to Know in 2021

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Best Overall: Succulent Studio

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

Best Variety: Succulents Box

"Most of the Succulents Box 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 sans soil and the original nursery pot to protect the plant and reduce costs."

Best Themed Box: Mountain Crest Gardens

"Mountain Crest Gardens picks a theme for its box every month and chooses plant varieties that fit that theme."

Best for Building a Collection Fast: Succulent Source

"Each Succulent Source box comes with info on how to care for each plant from its inventory of more than 60 unique succulents."

Best No-Fuss Box: House Plant Box

"Recent House Plant Box 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 offered by SoCal Succulents: one for the casual green thumb and one for the serious crafter/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 greenery into its subscribers' homes. The best part? Each plant is entirely 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 succulents for sale on its website, the California-based Succulents Box provides an assortment of subscription plans. With boxes such as 1 Air Plant/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 have the option to 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% 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 two succulents' monthly subscription boxes 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 to protect the plant and reduce shipping costs. There are no additional hidden fees with Leaf & Clay, as shipping is included monthly. 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 other succulent subscription 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 an array of four 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 care for their collection.

Due to the company's themes 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 before shipment, the nursery sends out info about the plants expected 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 inventory 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% 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 $16 a month with free shipping.

As with most other brands, the 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: a 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 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 two boxes come 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 several factors: the variety of plans, types of containers and plants offered, pricing, sustainability, and more. We also included services geared toward serious gardeners (Leaf & Clay) and 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 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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