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The Plant Club September 2020 Unboxing & Review
Who knew that a plant subscription will be one of my favorite things in 2020? Truth is, I never had live houseplants before, only the fake ones, and let me tell you – the live ones definitely look a lot better! Plus, there’s also the added benefit of having cleaner air, which is so important when you spent a lot of time indoors. I also didn’t have the confidence that I’ll be able to keep my plants alive, but here were are 4 months later and all of them are thriving! I usually stalk Instagram for box spoilers and I noticed that people were getting two different plants, probably depending on where they live since certain plants love warmer climates. My Plant Club September 2020 box featured Dracaena marginata, also known as Dragon tree. It was a big, heavy box with a pretty large plant and a weighty pot to support it. I always thought that this box was a great value considering everything you get, but the September shipment topped the charts!
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.
Want to see how other plants are doing? I update my original reviews with new fresh photos regularly.
What’s included in The Plant Club September 2020 box:
- Dracaena marginata aka Dragon tree.
- Large premium container with tray – clay or ceramic.
- A bag of topper rocks 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 fridge magnet with the name and image of the plant.
Care instructions are fairly straightforward:
1 // Dracaena thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate shady locations too but will grow slower and lose some of the bright green color.
2 // Dracaena is drought-resistant and requires watering only when the top half of the soil is dry.
3 // Since this is a tropical plant, it loves a warm and slightly humid environment, so 70° – 80°F is ideal, with 50° at the lowest.
4 // Dracaena is sensitive to fluoride, so it’s recommended to let your tap water sit for 24 hrs before watering or use cooled boiled water.
5 // Dracaena is toxic to cats and dogs, so it’s recommended to place it when your pets can’t reach.
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Dracaena marginata inspo on IG. Palm goals, am I right?
- In perfect conditions, Dragon trees can grow to 20 feet tall!!
- Unlike a lot of other indoor trees, Dracaena is very tough and can tolerate a wider range of temperatures and humidity levels, making it ideal for homes and offices.
- Regarded among the best plants to improve the quality of air.
- Easily propagated from stem cuttings in water, so it’s often used in dish gardens.
At this point you may be wondering why I’m reviewing this box so late – after all, we’re at the end of October already. Truth is, the original clay pot was damaged in transit and I had to wait about a week and a half to receive the replacement. The Plant Club has excellent customer service and the process was quick and easy: all I had to do was email them with photos of the damaged item, my order info, and address. I heard back the same day and the replacement was dispatched in the next couple of days. After I successfully planted my Dracaena in her new pot, I still had to wait for a nice sunny day to take pictures. Michigan had other plans though so I just took the top photo on a semi-cloudy day, I hope you guys don’t mind, lol.
Bottom line is, I’m excited about my Dracaena! My mom used to have one when I was growing up, and when it got too big she donated it to our high school, so maybe it’s still there today. This is an impressive-looking palm tree that looks great at all stages, and I can’t wait to see it grow bigger so I can turn it into a floor plant instead of a shelf plant. I honestly loved every single shipment from The Plant Club, and I firmly believe that it helped with my mental health during this crazy year.
What do you think about this subscription service? Do you have any plants at home?