Plant Club: October 2020


This month’s box was so much fun to put together. I decided to focus on the classics and something that every new plant parent would need. I also partnered with some amazing brands that I’m so happy were able to be part of the box.

THE PLANTS

The plant for the classic subscription box was the famous Pilea peperomioides. Now 4 years ago it was incredibly hard to get hold of this plant – they weren’t particularly available in South Africa but thanks to Instagram, they had become a number one ‘must have plant’. I was able to find one and paid R400 for it! (Wow, the shock, the horror). Now they can be pretty common, every now and then when a huge batch gets released by a grower, but still. They can be hard to find sometimes. My favourite fact about this plant is that Western Botanists only got to classify this plant in the 1980s, even though it had already taken the world by storm with it’s popularity.

For the collector’s plant, I found something pretty rare. A Jewel Orchid. Now a Jewel orchid is pretty amazing because of the colour of its foliage. It truly is a stunning plant and I had to order one for myself too. This plant is actually endangered in the wild, because of so many collectors plucking them out of their natural environment, so what you’re holding in the palm of your hand is something very special.

THE GIFTS

This month we partnered with the amazing Frances Green. For the classic subscription, subscribers got the cutest basket- in yellow, green or grey. I can truly imagine any plant looking very dapper with it. The collector’s also got to experience the luxury of Frances Green in receiving a beautiful large ceramic pot in green and white.

Garden Day’s amazing team also contributed to this month’s box by adding a Seedlip non-alcoholic spirit with a tonic water to enjoy on Garden day.

This month’s box was so much fun to put together. I decided to focus on the classics and something that every new plant parent would need. I also partnered with some amazing brands that I’m so happy were able to be part of the box.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s