Saturday, June 9, 2018

Subscription Box from Succulents Box - My Thumb Is Getting Greener

We received a sample in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

Recently I have decided my thumb might be green and here all this time I thought it must be black. I have decided to plant flowers, vegetables and grow cactus. Maybe I'm hoping my thumb is green. Yes, I am definitely hoping its green because I don't want any of my newly loved plants to die.

We have had the opportunity to review a Subscription Box from Succulents Box. One of the beautiful Cactus I received is called a Golden Barrel Cactus is a Echinocactus grusonii that is covered with long golden yellow spines. This is why it has the nickname Golden Ball. It is native to Brazil and Paraguay. The Golden Ball Cactus can grow up to 3 feet in height. In summer, it produces large yellow flowers forming a pretty crown around the top of the plant. The Golden Ball needs a cactus soil mix and the full sun.

I also got the Aloe Brevifolia. The Aloe brevifolia is a rosette forming succulent with rosettes of gray leaves that build up on each other to form a clump up to 1 foot tall. Each of the rosettes gets to just over 3 inches wide, bearing broadly triangular, thick, pale gray leaves that have white spines along the margins and a few along the keel of the lower surface. In the late spring appears spikes of orange tubular flowers in unbranched spikes that rise up to 24 inches.

I also got the Crusulla Ivory Tower. Crassula Conjuncta - Ivory Towers is a small succulent that comes from South Africa. Its grows up to 6" which forms dense cushions of numerous pale grey-green rosettes. The leaves are flat with an ovate to almost circular shape, usually pointing downward and with a red margins. Each flower is white and cup-shaped. You can use a mix of regular soil, bird sand and pumice. Soil: Regular mixes for cacti and succulents, Mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice. They need a minimum of 3 hours of direct sunlight per day.

I found that it would be very easy to take care of the sucullents I received. They all like sunlight and need full sun. The Aloe can be inside or out doors. I should not water them when it is humid, raining or extremely hot. Nor should they be watered at noon or in the afternoon. The best time to water them is early in the morning to avoid mineral deposits. Mineral water or rain water should be used.

Succulents Box is an affordable subscription box. The succulents come well packaged with very easy to follow instructions. This subscription box would make a great gift idea, especially for those that don't have such a green thumb.

It is so easy to receive one of these great Succulents Box subscription boxes. You just choose how many succulents you want to receive each month. You will receive a surprise of gorgeous succulents at your door every month. A care card for how to take care of them is included.


In Vietnamese culture, the succulent is called "Stone Lotus" because of its lotus-like appearance and its amazing ability to thrive in poor soils and low-water conditions. The succulent therefore symbolizes endurance, harmony, and timelessness. They represent the modern woman, whose heart is kind and will is strong.

"Not everyone can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love". Together with their sister business, Less is More Jewelry, a portion of their proceeds is donated to Smile Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Smile Restaurant provides affordable meals to less advantaged Vietnamese families. The food is always prepared fresh daily, and each meal is packed with nutritious ingredients that are delicious, filling, and heart warming. No one is discriminated at Smile Restaurant, regardless of their jobs, backgrounds, appearances, or disabilities. Supporting Smile Restaurants is truly the best way for a small business like them to give back and make a difference.

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  1. Wow! Nice box for our favorite succulent. You have a wonderful kind of plants there.

  2. I love succulents! I have the golden barrel and the crusulla. It is easy to grow succulents and the weather in my area is very favorable for growing them. I will have to look in to this subscription box. It would be so exciting to look forward to new babies every month!

  3. I have never seen the Aloe Brevifolia. I love succulents. They are so easy to maintain!

  4. Love to have this kind of subscription box items. These succulents will surely make my home office livelier than ever.