5 Plant Subscriptions That'll Keep Your Greenery Collection Growing
Plant subscription boxes bring the jungle straight to your home. They're a great option for people who don't live near nurseries, have trouble deciding what type of greenery to buy, or are scared of a plant-moving mishap.
These days, you can get just about any shape, size, and species of plant or flower delivered right to your door. Here are the best plant subscription boxes to make all your green dreams a reality:
Best for the apartment gardener: The Sill
With shops around NYC, The Sill specializes in greenery that's approachable for the apartment-dwelling plant lover. They offer a subscription program for plants that are low-light, beginner-friendly, and pet-safe. Each month's shipment comes with a new plant housed in a planter that's the color of your choosing. They also offer a variety of online plant care workshops that walk you through the various stages of plant parenthood.
Top box: The Sill Classic Plants Subscription- Medium ($60/month for one plant and pot)
Best budget: Succulent Studios
Succulents are strong, hardy plants that can hold up to long-distance shipping. The ones in Succulent Studios' affordable subscription program are grown on an organic, second-generation farm in Fallbrook, California. Sign up for a box and you'll get two 8-week-old succulents delivered to your door in plastic-free packaging and biodegradable pots for just $10. Read up on everything you need to know to keep your new succulents happy here.
Top box: Succulent Studios Subscription ($10 + shipping/month for two plants)
Best for the flower lover: The Bouqs Co.
If you prefer fresh flowers to houseplants, Bouqs Co. is your move. Opt in to receive a customizable boxed bouquet of fresh-cut flowers every week, 2 weeks, month, or 2 months, and you'll save around 20% on every order plus get free shipping. Read up here for some florist-approved ways to make your cut flowers last longer.
Top box: The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription Box - Original ($36/month for one bouquet)
Best designer: H.Bloom
H.Bloom was founded in 2010 as a subscription-first flower company. Available in select cities around the country, their service is unique in that it allows you to first talk with a design consultant to decide what types of arrangements work best in your space. From there, you'll be sent fresh, seasonal bouquets arranged in a clear glass vase.
Top box: H.Bloom Seasonal Signature Flower Subscription ($75/month for one bouquet and vase)
Best for the beginner planter: Horti
Houseplant company Horti offers a pet-friendly box, a newbie box, and a gardener's choice box. With each one, you'll receive one plant a month—along with a cute planter or maintenance tool. Horti is based in Brooklyn but ships around the country and lets you transfer your box over to a different address if you want to give it as a gift one month.
Top box: Horti New To Planting Month-To-Month Subscription Box ($25/month for one plant and pot or tool)
Bonus: All of these boxes come with care tips to help you nurture your plant pals into vibrant life. Hello, green oasis.
Emma Loewe is the Sustainability and Health Director at mindbodygreen and the author of Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. She is also the co-author of The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self Care, which she wrote alongside Lindsay Kellner.
Emma received her B.A. in Environmental Science & Policy with a specialty in environmental communications from Duke University. In addition to penning over 1,000 mbg articles on topics from the water crisis in California to the rise of urban beekeeping, her work has appeared on Grist, Bloomberg News, Bustle, and Forbes. She's spoken about the intersection of self-care and sustainability on podcasts and live events alongside environmental thought leaders like Marci Zaroff, Gay Browne, and Summer Rayne Oakes.