Plant subscriptions take the stress out of buying plants. When you buy them as a gift, they provide beautiful plants through the post on a regular basis, and you can even choose for them to come with the perfect pot too.
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? There are plenty of options on the market, whether you're looking for a short term gift of a few months or something that will last the whole year.
Plant subscriptions have flourished in recent years, and there are currently many options for different types of plants and kits 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.
Some of the providers cater for pet owners by doing pet-friendly houseplant bundles, and others will offer up a low-maintenance option if you're looking for a subscription for someone who is short on time.
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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 too if you want to decorate your home with beautiful blooms or treat a loved one.
The best plant subscriptions in 2022
Bloom & Wild
Price: £90 | Rate: Monthly | Subscription Length: 3 months
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. This would be the best option for someone that you know has a busy schedule, as you can nominate delivery days to be at their convenience.
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Price: from £115 | Rate: Monthly | Subscription Length: 3, 6 or 12 months
Bloombox offer a unique plant every month, that is perfectly complemented with a stylish pot or basket. It makes for a great addition to your home and is sure to add an instant boost to someone’s day. We like the included ‘Plant & Wellbeing course’ booklet included with every order. Plus, you have added flexibility as you have the option to choose from pay as you go or an annual subscription.
Every other month with Bloombox there will be a surprise gift in the box and if you opt for the 6 or 12 month subscription offer, you'll also get a voucher to spend on more plants.
Buy a plant subscription from bloomboxclub.com
Beards & Daisies
Price: from £30 | Rate: Monthly, Quarterly | Subscription Length: 1, 3, 6 or 12 months
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. If you choose to gift this subscription you also have the option of adding on a free 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.
Price: from £29.69 | Rate: Monthly | Subscription Length: 3, 6 or 12 months
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, you can even pause deliveries for a month if you need to (after the first 3). 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
Price: £150 | Rate: Monthly | Subscription Length: 6 months
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 would make a great gift. Plus, it comes with a planter or terranium each month and a mini succulent as a gift, so you’re all ready to go! This will provide an instant boost of colour and fun to a living room or study.
Barry's Cactus Club
Price: from £15 | Rate: Monthly | Subscription Length: Rolling, 3 or 12 months
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!
This is a great one for the forgetful among us, as if you choose a gift subscription with Barry's Cactus Club it won't auto-renew, so you won't be caught out and accidentally give a double gift!
Price: from £42 | Rate: Monthly | Subscription Length: 3, 6 or 12 months
Give the gift of a Seed Pantry box subscription! It makes a perfect addition to a budding gardener’s green collection for the upcoming 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.
Plants by Post
Price: from £25 | Rate: Every 1,2,3,4,5,6 months | Subscription Length: Rolling
This gift subscription from Plants by Post is the ultimate choice for someone who loves to spend time outdoors in their garden. In each box there will be 6 hand-selected seasonal plants with care instructions. There is also an option to add compost with each delivery, perfect for someone who gardens in containers. It is also an excellent option when it comes to flexibility as you can pause or cancel anytime, within 72 hours of dispatch. They also offer a houseplant subscription.
For more ideas for gifts for plant lovers, take a look at our gift guide.
Katie is Editorial & Digital Assistant on Gardens Illustrated
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