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The Plant Club October 2020 Unboxing & Review
This subscription turned out to be one of the most exciting discoveries of 2020. Usually, I tend to get bored with subscription boxes within a few months but receiving my Plant Club deliveries is as exciting as it was when I got my first package in July. In October, The Plant Club subscribers received Coffea arabica – an actual coffee tree! To make things more fun, they even included a ceramic pot shaped like a coffee cup with a saucer, and it’s the cutest thing ever! 🙂
HOW IT WORKS:
For $24.95 + $9.00 S&H subscribers will receive a package that includes one carefully wrapped healthy “featured plant”, a suitable pot, premium potting soil mix with a bag of pebbles for drainage, if necessary, a plant name tag, and a hand-illustrated sheet with instructions. At the time of this post, there’s no option to receive pet-friendly plants only. Click here to subscribe.
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What’s included in The Plant Club October 2020 box:
- Coffea arabica aka Coffee tree.
- Premium ceramic coffee cup pot with a matching dish.
- A bag of black bean pebbles for drainage.
- Premium soil blend, custom made by The Plant Club to match the plant’s needs.
- My box also included a wooden plant tag, a piece of strawberry candy, a pencil, and a custom-made magnet with the name and image of the plant.
I read care instructions and looks like this plant will be pretty easy to care for:
1 // Coffee arabica doesn’t like being overwatered but still likes having consistently moist soil. Watering every 7-10 days seems to do the trick right now, but I will up the frequency in the summer when it’s warmer and water evaporates more quickly.
2 // Coffee trees prefer a warm and humid environment. We keep our apartment pretty warm and the temp inside never drops below 65°, but it’s not very humid. We’ll see if it’s okay with lower humidity, otherwise, I might need to mist the leaves from time to time.
3 // Because all parts of the plant contain caffeine, Coffea arabica is poisonous to dogs, cats, and horses. If you have pets, be sure to keep it out of reach!
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Coffea arabica inspo on IG. According to the caption, this tree was the same size as mine in 2018! I might as well start shopping for a new container because it’s going to outgrow this cup pretty soon, haha!
- Coffee plants can grow up to 10′ tall in perfect conditions!
- They produce clusters of coffee cherries called drupes.
- When the plant is healthy, Coffea leaves have a polished look and a beautiful glossy sheen.
- The plant is native to south-western Ethiopia. It was later brought to Arabia where it has since been cultivated for over a thousand years.
Coffea arabica is not a plant I would ever think of adding to my houseplant collection but that’s the fun part about these discovery services. Every day I take a moment to admire its glossy, emerald leaves, and if I keep the plant happy maybe someday we will see the famous coffee cherries, too! According to The Plant Club, my new Coffea arabica won’t make enough berries to fill a cup anytime soon, but when they eventually appear, this beautiful tree will be even more charming.
What do you think about this subscription service? Do you have any plants at home?