8 Plant Subscription Boxes You’ll Love to Unbox

Ready to try something new? These plant subscription boxes deliver new seeds, plants, gardening tools and more right to your doorstep.

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Are you familiar with the joy of “unboxing”? It’s the feeling you get when a new and highly-anticipated box arrives on your doorstep, and you unpack it to find out what’s inside. The subscription box craze gives everyone the chance to experience the fun of unboxing, with regular deliveries of new items you love. Plant subscription boxes are a unique way to learn more about gardening or give a special gift to a gardener in your life.

How Plant Subscription Boxes Work

Plant subscription boxes are sent out on a regular basis, usually monthly. Once you sign up, you keep receiving new boxes until you cancel your subscription. Some services allow you to skip a box or suspend your subscription for a time, and a few even allow you to return boxes you don’t like. Here are some tips for getting the most out of gardening subscription boxes.

  • Save money by paying for several months at a time. Most services offer a discount when you pay quarterly or annually. If you know you love the box, these savings can be worth the lump sum up front.
  • Know the cancellation policy. All the boxes listed here allow you to cancel, but some may not refund your money if you paid for months ahead. They also usually require you to cancel by a certain time of the month to avoid receiving the next box. Be sure you fully understand how to end your subscription before signing up.
  • Look for deals. Many services offer deals like your first box at a free or discounted price. Sites like CrateJoy offer special sales and deals that may not be available directly on the service’s website, so it pays to shop around a little first.

Ready to give it a try? These plant subscription boxes offer a variety of options to suit just about any gardening style.

1. Cratejoy

Cratejoy is a hub for subscription boxes for every hobby or interest. You’ll find several options for plant subscription boxes here, including succulents, cacti, air plants and microgreens.

Shipped: Monthly

Cost: Succulents Monthly/$17.41, The Cactique/$18.66, Air Plants Monthly Box/$17.99, Georgia-Microgreens, $20.99

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2. The Sill

Plant subscriptions include one new houseplant and planter, in your choice of color, each month. You can also join the Plant Parent Club annual membership to get free shipping, 10% off all purchases, early access to new products, and special surprises.

Shipped: Monthly

Cost: Plants for Beginners/$42, Low-Light Plants/$42, Pet-Friendly Plants/$46, Medium Plants for Beginners/$60

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3. My Garden Box

Each month brings a new gardening project, all plants and supplies included. You also receive tools and other goodies. Past boxes included succulent wreaths and air plant ornaments.

Shipped: Monthly

Cost: My Garden Box/$38.50

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4. Bloomin’ Bin

Bloomin’ Bin offers the most variety and customization we’ve seen, and the lowest starting price. Choose to receive just the seeds of the month, or upgrade to bins that include soil and tools. You can also opt for just flowers, just veggies, or a combination of both.

Shipped: Monthly

Cost: Just Seeds/$7.75, Basic Bin/$21.50, Premium Bin/$34.50

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5. My Fairy Crate

Fairy gardeners, rejoice! This subscription box is just for you. You’ll receive a new assortment of miniature garden decorations each month.

Shipped: Monthly

Cost: $27.99

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6. Adopt a Plant Box

Each monthly box contains a baby plant seedling or succulent in a glass or ceramic pot with soil and care instructions.

Shipped: Monthly

Cost: $15

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7. Grow and Make

This isn’t a subscription service, but we love their fun and easy crafting kits. Current offerings for gardeners include a DIY Garden Box for Kids, a DIY Tea Herb Garden Box, and a DIY Edible Flower Garden Kit. All of the kits are handcrafted in Portland, Oregon. They guarantee if seeds don’t sprout, they’ll send you more.

Shipped: One Time

Cost: $9.99 to $34.95

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8. House Plant Box

All houseplants are grown in California and come with easy-care growing instructions. Each package includes a collection of plants (choose from air plants, succulents, aquatic plants, seeds or indoor houseplants) and gardening products. A pet-friendly plant package is also available.

Shipped: Monthly

Cost: Starting at $15.99

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Jill Staake
Jill lives in Tampa, Florida, and writes about gardening, butterflies, outdoor projects and birding. When she's not gardening, you'll find her reading, traveling and happily digging her toes into the sand on the beach.