Trader Joe’s Grump Tree Reviews

2.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

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7 reviews for Trader Joe’s Grump Tree Reviews

  1. Judy
    1 out of 5


    I thought this little tree was so cool! Got one for my house. My husband wanted one for his office. Two of our co-workers loved it so I got them one as well. We watered them as directed, kept them at room temperature, not in direct sunlight. Unfortunately, they have all died within 2 weeks. At $8.95 each, it is disappointing. I usually buy a small live tree from Trader Joe’s every year, and I am not disappointed to to have it not last past January. But this disappointed me. I am frequently shop at my store 2 miles from my house, so much that I know many of the staff there by name. I LOVE my Trader Joe’s but this plant, as appealing as it is, is a disappointment.

  2. Megan
    1 out of 5


    I’m really disappointed as well. Mine started dying within 24 hours and its a week later and still dying. A little strange.

  3. Terri
    4 out of 5


    Lovely eclectic gift ideas for decorating that office cubicle, or to bring to a holiday gift exchange! Only complaint is the tiny little plastic pot making the tree very root bound and susceptible to drying out super quickly!

    CARE INSTRUCTIONS – my little guy was extremely root bound in the little pot provided, so make sure to water it frequently to keep the peat based soil moist, you can also spritz the foliage with water or use your sink vegetable sprayer to moisten those fronds!

  4. Deb Hendrickson
    2 out of 5


    Loved these and bought a bunch for gifts. Everyone loved them and wanted more for gifts. Live 2 hours from a Trader Joe’s so good thing they didn’t get cheered also. Watered as recommended but everyone’s died within the week. Feeling very ripped off. I want live ones!!!!

  5. Anna
    3 out of 5


    I also bought the Trader Joes little seasonal pine tree in the red can. I bought three but only one has lived. The others had been let grow too dry in the store, alas. Now the leader and longest branches of the surviving one seem wilted, though I’m keeping the potting medium moist, as the label advised. It does seem that the plant might be pot bound. The original label (which I’ve lost) said you could plant it out. I think it was called a southern Eruopean Pine but I can find no such common name to figure out its care.

  6. Maryssa Block
    5 out of 5


    Got mine in December and it is still alive in March

  7. Mary Romanello
    1 out of 5


    My 6 year old granddaughter spent her money and bought me one for Christmas. I tried and tried to keep it alive but not luck. It’s terrible!

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