Why choose a plant subscription?
What better way to reach out to a loved one who lives far away and say "I'm thinking of you" than a beautiful plant subscription? While it currently isn't possible or safe to be there in person, it doesn't mean that you can't send your well wishes to a special someone.
Plant subscriptions have flourished in recent years, and there are currently many options available. From houseplants and cool cacti to seed boxes and an entire 'garden-in-a-box', they've got your needs covered from budding beginner to horticultural pro.
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With free delivery, flexible subscription offers and added extras, a plant subscription is among this year's hottest gifts to be enjoyed throughout the year. Don't forget to take a look at our favourite flower subscription boxes if you want to decorate your home with beautiful blooms or treat a loved one.
The best plant subscriptions in 2022
Bloom & Wild
Bloom & Wild is known for its beautiful letterbox flower subscriptions, conveniently packaged in a slimline box - but the online retailer also sells plants. With this three-month plan, you’ll get a different low-maintenance plant in a colourful pot every 28 days. Also included in the package are useful tips to help you care for the greenery.
This option would also work well as a present for a green-fingered loved one, as you can download a gift certificate and leave your own special message. Plus, there’s the option to select delivery times for extra convenience.
Beards & Daisies
Top on the list for flexibility and variety of subscription options, you can choose from a 1/3/6/12 monthly houseplant subscription service. Plus, they even offer a choice of pet-friendly plants and hanging houseplants. If you choose to gift this subscription you also have the option of adding on a free gift handwritten card. Beards & Daises have a brilliant eco-friendly ethos at the heart of the company and their packaging is sustainable and 95% is biodegradable.
Leaf Envy provide a special plant and fitted pot with every order. From classic plants to more exotic and bold varieties – they have you covered. Offering great flexibility with their subscription options, they also have a resident online Plant Doctor to answer all your plant queries! This sustainable brand even plant a tree for every order they receive. Plus, they have a brilliant option for gifting; you can print off a Leaf Envy Gift Certificate to pop in with your order.
The Urban Botanist – at Not On The High Street
Offering a 6 month subscription service, you can choose from 3 options; cacti, succulent or 'surprise me'. Perfect for avid cacti and succulent fans, this colourful range of quirky house plants . Plus, it comes with a planter or terranium so you’re all ready to go! This will provide an instant boost of colour and fun to a living room or study.
Canopy Plants quite literally offer a different unique plant every month; making it the perfect option to completely surprise someone and leave them looking forward to the next instalment. Fear not, your recipient doesn’t need to know a thing about plants, for a dedicated and detailed care card comes with each order. You can choose from either a 3 or 6 month subscription option. There is even the choice of just the plant on its own or with an included ceramic pot. Plus, they cater to all needs with a pet-friendly option. Subscriptions start from just £15 a month (without a pot) and you can add on a handwritten card with your order.
Barry's Cactus Club
Barry's Cactus Club is perfect for that quirky someone with a penchant for bold cacti. It’s simple to sign up; you choose your length of subscription, and they add a mini cactus or succulent, a stunning pot and a collector card with care instructions and some fun facts to every order. Gift a one-off box for just £15, or sign up to 3 months or a year. You can also collect reward points when you join the club.Look out for a few surprise extras in each box!
Two options to gift: a garden box or container box. The latter is a minimum 11 months subscription, whilst the first offers a single gift box, or 3 and 6 months option. Garden box is perfect for an instant mini-garden. This would be suited for someone with a bare-looking smaller garden, or someone who is short on space outdoors. You enter details about the amount of sunlight in your garden, size; tailoring specifically to the garden that you are gifting to. There is also included access to exclusive online instructions for advice and tips of getting to grips with your new garden box.
Give the gift of a 3 month Seed Pantry box subscription! Starting from £39, it makes a perfect addition to a budding gardener’s green collection for the upcoming spring and summer season. As each box comes with a selection of seeds, bulbs and plants based upon the current season you can plan ahead what to plant and sow in the coming weeks and months. Each thoughtful collection also comes complete with handy ‘grow how’ guides.
Katie is Editorial & Digital Assistant on Gardens Illustrated
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