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With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick the perfect one. The good news is that so many gardening boxes means there’s a lot of unique options that will suit people with all different kinds of interests and lifestyles. This list will help you to decide which plant subscription box is the best fit for you or the plant lover in your life.

Which Plant Subscription Box is Right for You?

Here are my overall thoughts on which plant subscription box is best for you (or the one you’re purchasing it for). Scroll down to get more details on each box.

Plant Subscription Boxes Compared

Box NamePrice Range*Plant TypeNoteworthyPlan Length
Bloomin’ Bin💲Flower seeds and/or vegetable seedsLow price & outdoor flower seeds!1, 3, 6, 12 month
My Garden Box💲💲💲Houseplants, succulents and moreSatisfyingly easy monthly DIY project1, 3, 6, 12 month
The Plant Club💲💲HouseplantsAn all in one time-saving solution1, 3, 6, 12 month
The Succulent Source💲💲💲SucculentsUnique stories and classy decor to go with your succulents1, 3, 6, 12 month
Succulents Monthly💲💲SucculentsGrow your collection with 5 succulents each month (no repeats)1, 3, 6, 12 month
Garden Outside the Box💲💲💲Microgreens, herbs, vegetablesA veg gardeners delight1, 3 month
House Plant Box💲Houseplants, succulents, air plants, aquatics or seedsOffers a pet-friendly option. Must choose the “type” of plants; it’s not a mix.1, 3, 6, 12 month
Fresh Cut Flower of the Month Club💲💲💲💲Cut flower bouquetsWonderful gift idea for the woman who has everything3, 6, 12 month
Adopt a Plant Box💲💲SucculentsBudget-friendly option for succulent lovers1 month
A Gardening We Grow💲MicrogreensMicrogreens growing for kids1, 3, 6, 12 month

Note: shipping not included; some boxes may have multiple subscription tiers that may increase the price

*Price Range by lowest tier available:

  • 💲 Under $15/box + shipping
  • 💲💲 $15-25/box + shipping
  • 💲💲💲 $25-35/box + shipping
  • 💲💲💲💲 Over $35/box + shipping

Bloomin’ Bin Plant Subscription Box

Bloomin' Bin Seeds in seed starting trays
A low-priced gardening subscription box for all skill levels.

Bloomin’ Bin is a great plant subscription box for all skill levels. This subscription box offers several options, with the basic “Just seeds” tier starting below $10.

  • Just the seeds of the month– With this subscription level, you get 3-5 types of seeds each month. The seed selection is a mix of fruits/vegetables and flower seeds.
  • Just Seeds Premium with Binder– With this subscription level you get a custom binder in the first month to hold your seed instructions and all seed instructions come laminated! You also have the option of flower, fruit/vegetable or both types of seeds.
  • Basic Bloomin’ Bin– With this subscription level you get monthly seeds (sometimes live plants), detailed instructions, a soil/plant food sample, a pot/grow bag/starter container and a simple garden item or small tool.
  • Premium Bloomin’ Bin– With this subscription level you get an upgraded bloomin’ bin box, containing all items from the Basic Bin plus an extra gardening tool or project.

I purchased a 6-month subscription of the “Just Seeds Premium with Binder” level as a gift for my mom. She really enjoyed this subscription box and had success planting all of the seeds. A lot of the varieties were new to her (and to me!). She really looked forward to this box each month, learning more about the flowers and vegetables that she received. All of the seeds were delivered at times of the year appropriate for planting and the seeds appeared to be high quality.

Here are some of the photos she sent me.

Bloomin bin plant subscription box binder
If you order the binder, it comes in the first delivery of the Bloomin’ Bin subscription box. My mom really enjoyed the binder as a reference to go back to.
Bloomin bin plant subscription box
Here’s the outside of the binder and some seeds that came with the first delivery.
Bloomin bin plant subscription box seed growth
Here are some love lies bleeding flowers that my mom grew from Bloomin’ Bin Box seeds.

I’ve stopped the box for the winter months but I plan to re-subscribe in the spring. Everything that was sent to her had clear instructions and she was able to grow it all. It was a very positive experience and I would recommend purchasing any of their subscription levels if you’re looking for a high-quality, fun garden subscription box at a very reasonable price.

💲 Prices from under $15/mo + shipping.

My Garden Box

Creative and crafty garden collections. Includes live plants and everything else you need.
Creative and crafty garden collections. Includes live plants and everything else you need.

Creative and crafty garden collections. The My Garden Box plan subscription box includes live plants and everything else you need to complete a monthly project.

You can expect live plants, cool containers, growing media and unique accents. The right components properly portioned and the right techniques visually illustrated make it easy for you to experience growing success. My Garden Box also provides a seasonal gardening experience no matter if it’s winter, spring, summer or fall.

This was the most appealing plant subscription box to me. That’s because very few are providing full sized plants along with an easy and fun DIY project to go along with it. I like the combination of receiving plants but also opening my mind to new and creative ideas for displaying my plants. I must say the box did not disappoint.

I purchased this box and received the November, 2020 project. I received a really healthy and nice sized Norfolk Island Pine along with a wicker hanging basket and plant tag. It came with really clear instructions and also some background information about the plant I received.

My Garden Box November 2020 Norfolk Island Pine in wicker basket
Here is the My Garden Box from November 2020. I put together this fun little project with a Norfolk Island Pine in wicker hanging basket and plant tag in less than 30 minutes.

Overall, I thought My Garden Box was a really high quality plant subscription box. It was delivered in beautiful, eco-friendly packaging. I would definitely recommend purchasing this one as a gift.

Here’s a few pros/cons to consider since I do have personal experience with this one:

My Garden Box Pros

  • Has a one month option so you can test it out. Or, simply send one box to a friend as a gift (love this idea!).
  • The packaging is beautiful and eco-friendly. It would make a really great gift and I enjoyed the experience of opening it and reading through everything.
  • Absolutely everything was included — from the plants and instructions all the way down to the sand, soil and the mulch used to plant the plant. There is no need to purchase anything extra to complete the project.
  • It’s a great way to explore new plants as well as new ways to display your plants.
  • The projects are really simple! It was like an instant dopamine hit because I was able to complete the whole planting project in less than 30 minutes and have a really beautiful result that I could be proud of. I think this would give a lot of joy and satisfaction to any garden lover.

My Garden Box Cons

  • Norfolk Island Pine plant is toxic to both dogs and cats. While every month you receive a different plant, I would be sure to research the plant thoroughly before displaying it. No information was provided by My Garden Box to warn me that it is toxic.
  • Depending on your own personal style, some of the projects may not fit your decor. For particular month, the wicker basket really fit my rustic style decor. But I believe that I got lucky. If you have a modern style I doubt this would really fit into your home. And, if there’s a more modern box, I doubt that style would fit into my decor. So, keep in mind.
  • My one critique of this particular box was that the hanging basket chain was very short. If I were to hang this, it would be about 12″ from my ceiling. For now I just have it placed on a table top. I really don’t see how I would use the hanging chain without purchasing extension chain for it.
  • This is a bit pricy compared to some of the other box. I think the quality of this box makes it worth it, but it would certainly be a splurge for me to continue my subscription.

💲💲💲 Prices from $25-35/box + shipping.

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The Plant Club

The Plant of the Month Club subscription box includes cool pots and everything else you need to grow success!

A Plant of the Month Club that includes cool pots and everything else you need to grow success!

The Plant Club curates more than cute collections of pots & accessories. They also lovingly pack everything you need to easily assemble and care for your own living decor. This box typically features houseplants and comes with hand-illustrated instructions to care for your plant. Great as a gift, even if you are giving it to yourself! Fun for families and kids, too.

The Plant Club selects each plant based on a host of criteria including coloration, character, foliage, form, seasonality and diversity.  The box will feature mostly houseplants, although sometimes they “grow” around the rules. Here’s what one subscriber is saying:

“Finally! Someone took the time to put everything together. When you get a plant at your standard store, you still need to buy the pot, still need to buy the soil, and then still need to do your research on the plant care. This box has the pot, soil, a fact sheet, a name tag, decorative topper and cute bonuses like the plant magnet, plant club pin, and piece of candy! It was all put together so perfect. …Packaging was great. Price is great for everything you get! Highly recommend!”

-The Plant Club Box Subscriber

This subscription box is made by the same company as My Garden Box and Succulents Monthly (below). Because of this, I’d assume there’s just as much attention to detail and quality in this box as the My Garden Box I received.

💲💲 Prices from $15-25/box + shipping.

Succulents Monthly

high-quality, curated collection of succulent plants, pots, media, and fun gardening goodies!

Get a high-quality, curated collection of succulent plants, pots, media, and fun gardening goodies!

This plant subscription box is perfect for succulent lovers. They take pride in telling unique stories about each of the succulents chosen and pairing them with the right potting mix and everything else you need to care for it. It’s a great way to build your succulent collection each month. Their pots and containers are high-quality and are as cute and clever as they are classy. Here’s what one subscriber is saying:

“Received my first box this month. It was awesome! A plant I had never seen or heard of in a stunningly beautiful pot.”

-Succulents Monthly Subscriber

This subscription box is made by the same company as My Garden Box and The Plant Club. Because of this, I’d assume there’s just as much attention to detail and quality in this box as the My Garden Box I received.

💲💲 Prices from $15-25/box + shipping.

The Succulent Source

Succulents of the Month - 5 unique succulent plants

The Suculent Source offers 5 handpicked, unique succulent plants each month. The succulent and cactus plants you’ll receive are matured to 2.5″. There’s also over 60 unique succulents available so you won’t get repeats.

Although this box is a bit more pricey than the Succulents Monthly box, it does give you 5 plants so you can grow your collection more quickly than with most subscription boxes. Here’s what one subscriber is saying:

“I got my first box a couple days ago . The plants are beautiful! I was expecting “grocery store” cactus, but these are way better! At least 3 are variety I’ve never seen before.”

-Succulent Source Subscriber

This plant subscription box does have a one month option so you can test it out. Or, simply send one box to a friend as a gift (love this idea!).

💲💲💲 Prices from $25-35/box + shipping.

Garden Outside The Box Plant Subscription Box

This is a great subscription box for new gardeners or those interested in growing food from seed. It’s made with urban gardeners in mind; city or apartment-dwellers who want to grow their own food but don’t have a yard or a lot of space to garden.

Garden Outside the Box offers a few different subscription boxes that you can try, such are an organic herb kit, microgreens and shoots or even an organic lettuces and herbs box.

This company also offers a one-time purchase “children’s garden kit.” This kit features a table top greenhouse and everything a young gardener in training will need to explore the wonderful lifelong hobby of gardening.

💲💲💲 Prices from $25-35/box + shipping.

House Plant Box

Best option for houseplant lovers with pets!

Monthly box of healthy and unique houseplants, succulents, air plants, aquatic or seeds.

With this plant subscription box, you’ll receive a custom crafted collection of house plants and house plant products in a simple monthly package. This box will provide healthy and unique houseplants, succulents, air plants, aquatic or seeds (you need to choose the type of plants you want… it’s not a mix).

I think my favorite thing about this box is that they offer a pet-friendly monthly houseplant box. Being a gardener and an animal lover can be difficult as a lot of plants (especially indoor plants) are toxic to dogs and cats. This option really would put my mind at ease. It’s also a great option if you’re looking to buy a gift for your plant and pet loving friend.

What’s fun about this gardening subscription box is that each box has a unique theme! They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and have 24/7 customer service from their own team of plant experts. If you are unsure about subscription boxes and if they’re right for you, House Plant Box may be a great fit for you. This box has a low monthly price point and the House Plant Box team certainly seems dedicated to making your experience positive.

I’m so happy with this box! Ordered as a surprise for my mom and she got a fern yesterday and loved it! Even with it wrapped in plastic plus the 90+ temps we’ve had this week, it arrived in good condition. This subscription is a keeper. ❤️😁

-House Plant Box Subscriber (gave as a gift)

💲 Prices from under $15/box + shipping.

The Fresh Cut Flower of the Month Club

A Professionally Designed Seasonal Bouquet, cut just days before you receive it.

A Professionally Designed Seasonal Bouquet, cut just days before you receive it. You’ll get top quality blooms and greens, shipped overnight to ensure freshness. These are bouquets you’ll be proud to give to a friend or family member.

When you subscribe to the Fresh Cut Flower of the Month Club, you’ll also receive a monthly newsletter, where you’ll learn about each featured flower’s history, where it originated and how it was grown. This is a great subscription box for any plant or flower lover. Makes a great gift, too!

Our Grandmother has just entered a home providing assisted living and she is quite upset about leaving her home of 45 years. All of the Grandchildren decided to get together and send her flowers each month. WOW, those bouquets you have sent look like a million dollars, and they last so long! Grams says that many of her new housemates seem to be a bit jealous of how much she is loved and thought of. I guess this is going to become an ongoing gift for Grams!

-Fresh Cut Flower of the Month Club Subscriber (purchased as a gift)

💲💲💲💲 Prices are over $35/box + shipping.

Adopt a Plant Subscription Box

Small plant from Adopt a Plant subscription boxgrowing in a pot

Sharing the love of plants with a monthly box containing everything you need for your leafy friend! This is another great option for the succulent lover. Some months also feature house plants or air plants!

With this monthly plant subscription box, you’ll receive high quality plants, potting mix, decorative accents and hand-picked glass/ceramic pots.

“My plant arrived in perfect condition. I was pleasantly surprised with the thoughtful and personalized notes included in the box. I appreciate the care that was taken to get my plant across the country in good condition. The care instructions are clear and precise. No guessing on what to do with the plant. I will definitely continue this subscription and look forward to it each month.”

-Adopt a Plant Subscriber

💲💲 Prices from $15-25/box + shipping.

A Gardening We Grow

Monthly microgreens gardening and DIY project kit for kids!

Great Kids Monthly Microgreens Gardening DIY Kit, Hands- On Fun Educational Science Project

This box is a really reasonable price to nurture the gardening interest in your little ones. Each monthly box includes over 100 Non-GMO Microgreen Seeds, a compostable garden box, organic soil, an activity sheet and a growing guide.

This quick-growing, eco-friendly kit for kids allows the opportunity for children to easily grow and harvest their own nutritious microgreens within one week! So, they’ll learn patience but also be able to see results quickly to keep them interested.

💲 Prices from under $15/box + shipping.

Wrapping Up

A plant subscription box is a great way to enjoy your love of gardening throughout the year. They also make a wonderful gift for garden lovers. I also love that most subscription boxes offer a “1 month” purchase option, making it a unique gift you can purchase for a friend without breaking the bank.

With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to be able to find the right subscription box for you. If you’d like to keep shopping, I’d highly recommend checking out all of the Plant & Garden Subscription Boxes available from CrateJoy.

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