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Limited Reserve Plant.

Either 5 or 10 small to medium sized Venus Flytraps or other carnivorous plants at a rock-bottom bargain price.

A Mystery box is a great deal but also a gamble. You might be happy with what you receive or you might be disappointed. See full description below for details.

If you'd like a bit more assurance as to what you will be receiving, be sure to check out the Premium Mystery Box.


A Mystery Box usually contains plants that are somewhat smaller than others we sell, and might consist of a variety of plants, or multiples of just several types of plant, or possibly only a quantity of a single type of plant. The choice is ours and we take no special requests for the Mystery Boxes. It's a great bargain, but it's also a bit of a gamble for the customer. A Mystery Box is a great way to obtain Venus Flytraps for a mass planting, bog garden or minibog, to simply increase one's collection or have multiple Venus Flytraps to plant together in a larger container, or for beginners who want to learn how to grow Venus Flytraps without spending too much.

Customer Reviews 52 item(s)

Wow! In all I received about 13 starter plants!

•3 Dingley Giants
•2 Long Red Fingers
•1 Fused Tooth
•2 Dentate Traps
•2 Southwestern Giants
•1 Wally
•2 Sawtooths

They all arrived beautifully healthy, carefully wrapped in damp paper towel, and tucked in a neat little box. Though they're dormant, several of the larger ones had a nice red color inside and many open traps. 100% happy, so glad I snagged one of these!!
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Review by Julia / (Posted on 11/9/2015)
Worth the wait! Incredible!
I finally found the mystery box in stock and I ordered it immediately. I can not be happier with this purchase! I received Mirror, B52, Shuppenstiel I, Korean Melody Shark and a seed grown with fused tooth-like teeth. Do not hesitate to get one! The plants were packaged with care as always with Flytrap store. I will definitely be buying again soon!
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Review by Bruno / (Posted on 10/16/2014)
More than happy
Finally caught the Mystery Box in stock and I'm glad I did.

12 WIP Slim Snappers.Some were pretty small,but once they all stand up they will look awesome together.

1 good sized FTS Maroon Monster.

4 Big Mouth plants on the big side of small.

1 good sized Seed Grown with Microdent like traps.

Fast shipping and well packaged plants.The Mystery Box can't be beat.
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Review by Adrian / (Posted on 6/5/2014)
Absolutely love it!
I bought this for my boyfriend after he became interested in the plants I had previously purchased. To say the least, we were very happy with what we received. He would've loved any variety of the plants period, but I was happy that our box included a very generous bundle of red traps (Pink Venus and Crimson Sawtooth)
As always, they've done a wonderful job :) Even earned a new customer in my boyfriend. We'll be buying again soon!
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Review by Claire / (Posted on 4/9/2014)
Great deal!!
Stalked the site for quite some time waiting for them to come back in stock. Finally did last week. Definitely glad I ordered one. Got way more than 5 plants. Received 5 cultivars to be exact.

1 WIP slim Snapper (Large)
1 Tricterfalle (Large)
3 Big Mouths (many, many traps will pretty pink insides)
3 Dentate (lots of noodly traps)
4 Holland Reds (beautiful color)

12 in all. However, after repotting them several divided into little babies to equal up to 16 total plants! I was a little disorganized during my repotting process so I'm not sure if my new babies are Dentates or Big mouths, but I'm sure time will tell. All of them arrived in very good condition with excellent root systems. Very, very pleased with my order. Thank you so much Leah! The hand written note is very nice touch :)
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Review by Fang / (Posted on 3/16/2014)
No Wonder They're Always Out of Stock!!
This is a GREAT deal! But like the description says,' it is also a gamble'. You don't know what you'll get, but that's the FUN part. You could get a cultivar or a typical or a combo.

I got three typicals(gorgeous plants, extremely healthy), eight bz razorbacks(again, extremely healthy and vicious looking), and two b52's. I could have divided most of these but would rather wait until they settle in.

I love the plants I got and will DEFINATELY be ordering again!

Thanks Matt and Leah! You guys rock!!
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Review by Nhat / (Posted on 1/23/2014)
This was my first purchase from this website, and it was definitely worth it! I ended up with 10 very adorable plants. 1 DC XL, 2 Bristletooth, 3 Fused tooth, and 4 Megatraps!
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Review by Kim / (Posted on 10/24/2013)
Awesome deal, couldn't be happier
I got lucky and finally found the Mystery Box in stock on 09/29/13, quickly ordered one. Package arrived on 10/03/13 and I was astounded by what I found. I received some very healthy plants, which included FTS Lunatic Fringe (x2), FTS Crimson Sawtooth (x3), FTS Shogun Star (x2), 2 Seed Grown (1 Red and 1 Green variety), and to my utter astonishment not 1, but 2 FTS Flaming Lips. Leah added a nice little note. Thank so much Matt & Leah
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Review by Mike / (Posted on 10/4/2013)
This is my first purchase from the Flytrap store and I have never before received such beautiful and healthy plants. I bought the 5 Plant Mystery Box expecting to get just that and instead I received much more. Almost 2 dozen plants with a few that are ready to divide (after they recover from shipping)

1x Jaws (big, Opened all its traps by the next day)
6x A2 (1 big, Beautiful coloring but slightly bruised, 5 babies very healthy but Fragile)
2x Microdent (1 big, 1 baby)
10x Red Piranha (4 big, 6 babies, Gorgeous coloring! Very healthy & tons of traps!)
3x Venus fly traps (ready to divide)
*Caution: I found a Piranha baby the size of a grain of rice with 5 tiny traps stuck to the napkin, open with care.

Thank you Matt & The Flytrap store!
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Review by Zombie_walker / (Posted on 9/8/2013)
best delivery ever!
I received my Mystery Box this week and I am SO impressed by the quality of the plants (long roots!) and the generosity of Matt (I'm sure boxes Steve packs are great, but my box came from Matt). I received a great selection of both named clones and seed-grown VFTs and I definitely have more than 5 plants. I am so excited to grow these up, thank you so much!
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Review by KayKat / (Posted on 8/24/2013)
In total I received around 22 plants and could have divided a few of them for even more, I am astounded by how many I unraveled. I received a mix of Wacky traps, Dentate traps, Big mouth, and Maroon Monster. Most of the plants were small besides the Dentate plants which were young adults.

Now this is a mystery box so you won't always get really lucky, but I doubt its possible to be disappointed with the quality of plants you will receive.
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Review by Chris / (Posted on 8/1/2013)
An incredible deal. I got 6 plants that were packaged very delicately. After unrolling them, I found out that these plants had many divisions, which brought the total to about 11-12 individual plants. They were all very healthy looking and the shipment arrived within 2 days (from Oregon to NYC).
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Review by Brian / (Posted on 7/18/2013)
Made my day!
I' had been refreshing this page constantly for over a week and was excited to finally see the Mystery Box in stock several nights ago and I am greatful to have had the chance to purchase one. I Just received the plants today. They arrived a lot faster then I suspected. I enjoyed the 2 hours I spent unbanding the plants and potting them. LOVED the variety I received and can't wait till they get bigger and multiple. This will be just the beginning of my VFT colony. Thank you guys. :-)
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Review by Lexie / (Posted on 7/5/2013)
These are great!
I got one a few weeks ago and got about 10 plants (instead of the 5 advertised). There were a few that were young adult sized, and also some young ones. They are all growing great! Get these if they are in stock :D.
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Review by Daniel / (Posted on 6/9/2013)
Exceeded my expectations in all aspects!
Shipping was excellent and the box had a "Live plants" warning on it in an attempt to ward off any mishandling. The plant itself was in a plastic cup (I bought it pre-potted) which was covered by another clear plastic cup. After just a quick glance I knew that the value of these venus fly traps! I received 2 varieties of traps for a total of 8 fair sized traps (with another coming in!).
The seller (Matt) also wrote a nice little note on my receipt which just shows that these guys are methodical, personal, and passionate about what they do!

It was a great way to start my way into growing venus fly traps and I can't wait to expand my collection!
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Review by Jake V. / (Posted on 5/29/2013)
Excellent Value!!
I ordered the 5 plant mystery box as a way to boost my collection as I am new to the hobby. What an awesome deal with a sense of surprise as well. I received not 5 plants but eleven. I got a bunch of named clones and they are in great shape. I got big traps, small traps, red traps and green traps and couldn't be more pleased with them. Quality of service, packaging and plants were all outstanding. Thank you!
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Review by Paulos / (Posted on 7/10/2012)
Value priced fun package !
Ordered my mystery box and had it in 48hrs.
11 healthy VFT plants !
Three very different named varieties and three unnamed intresting looking ones.
Great value for awesome plants.
Super way to get a bunch of great VFTs !!!
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Review by TrapperKeeper / (Posted on 6/8/2012)
AS expected!
I got my 5 plant mystery box today and it came with great packaging and variety! I got vigorous, long fingers, pink venus, and some bristletooth. I also got a little extra with a magenta seed grown =). The lil seed grown was a little beat up, but with FTS fly traps, I am sure it will grow back in no time!

All in all, the shipping was fast, got a good variety/healthy plants, and a nice note!

AND it was worth the long wait for it to be in stock lol
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Review by James / (Posted on 6/7/2012)
Great plants
All of my venus fly traps in this mystery box, are doing great, i got seed grown. and two sawtooth, they were tiny, but are growing excellent. i was excited that the sawtooth captured their first mosquito :D
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Review by altemar / (Posted on 5/2/2012)
I ordered the 5 plant box and got 14! that included 8 red seed-grown, 4 green seed-grown and 2 sawtooth. Thanks Matt for the perfect box.
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Review by M80Torpedo3 / (Posted on 4/30/2012)
Great Deal
I am very happy with this product. I purchased the 5 plant mystery box and received 5 typicals, 1 Bristletooth, and 1 red typical. Because I am new to growing these plants, I was worried about whether the bareroot plants would actually grow. I followed the instructions and all 7 plants are healthy and growing. It was actually pretty easy to plant them.
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Review by JJ / (Posted on 4/27/2012)
Awesome plants! I got mirror in my mystery box! GET IT!
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Review by Awesome! / (Posted on 4/14/2012)
I got 10 VFT's. They were in great conditions, and got the plants I wanted! GREAT DEAL. 5-10 plants for 14$ when mirror, that's only one plant, costs a TON more.
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Review by VFT lover / (Posted on 4/14/2012)
I ordered the 5 plant box and much to my suprise i got 8 plants! 6 awesome looking red seed growns, and 2 sawstooth. Very good value but the suspense was murder =P
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Review by St.max / (Posted on 4/13/2012)
I ordered the Mystery Box on Tuesday and got them on Thursday from across the country. Very fast shipping and very well packaged.

I ordered 5 plants and very much to my excitement got almost 20. While unpacking the flytraps, the 7 I thought I had gotten divided up into a few more. I got 3 small Sharks Tooth, 3 medium Red seed grown, and a mix between 15 more seed grown at small to very small(about the size of a dime to a quarter).

I am so excited about my first order from the FTS. I will be ordering much more.
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Review by Austin / (Posted on 4/4/2012)
What a great deal!!
I really recommend getting the mystery box if you’re unsure what to get. I got not five but six really nice ones: 2 sawtooth, 1 fang, and 3 seed grown. The plants are bareroot and a little on the small side but well worth the price. Shipping and all l came to be a little under $20. Thanks Matt!!
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Review by JaneG / (Posted on 3/19/2012)
5 Plant Mystery Box Happiness
I purchased the 5 plant Mystery Box so that my son could experience the fun of raising a VFT. Not knowing what we would get was kind of fun, too. We ended up with 1 Bristletooth, and 6 seed grown fly traps. One of the seed grown traps was actually two small plants for a total of 8. The plants are really small, but they all look healthy except for one plant that appears to be bruised and broken.

After reading the excellent instructions that were included with the plants, my wife, son and I split the plants between us and potted them after a brief soak in distilled water. Even though 7 of the plants are the seed grown VFT, several of them have different coloring and shape. We are looking forward to seeing what they look like as they mature.

Overall, I am very happy with the plants and instructions. They were a good value, and are sure to provide years of family fun. This is our kind of pet!
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Review by datil_derek / (Posted on 3/14/2012)
Great Value!
I ordered a mystery box of 5 plants. I got more than expected of both Czech Giants and Pink Venus! Great looking plants for a great value! The mystery of which plants were to be included added to the enjoyment of these plants. :)
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Review by CPgrower / (Posted on 2/10/2012)
Very Pleased with my 10-Plant Mystery Box
Very pleased, indeed! Leah got my package shipped out early and picked out some really great specimens.

1x Akai Ryu
1x MASSIVE Czech Giant
1x Bristletooth
7x Seed Grown (1 was very leafy and unique looking)

The plants all looked healthy and colorful. I accidentally broke a leaf off one of the seed grown plants, oops :( These little fellas are fragile!

The hand written note was a nice touch, keep doing that!
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Review by KingCam / (Posted on 2/2/2012)
I ordered 5 venus flytraps and got a sawtooth, a red piranha, a vigorous, and two seed-grown. This is a really good deal if you don't mind surprises.
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Review by BobbyJoe / (Posted on 1/6/2012)
OMFGosh Amazing
The review title should say it all but allow me to explain.

I have ordered 2 mystery boxes from FTS so far and I have to say that both experiences were great. The first was last spring when I ordered the 6 plant mystery box and received 2 Jaws, 2 Pink Venus and 2 Czech Giants. I was and am still very pleased with that order. Over the summer the plants grew substantially and some are showing new growth points.

Now onto the the most recent purchase. I decided to splurge and impulsively ordered the 20 plant mystery box late one night last week. Let me say, I don't regret it. Steve included both large dividable plants with many babies. I received well over 20 healthy plants including many FTS Maroon Monster babies, some large Jaws, many Czech Giants and many typicals. I have no idea how Matt and Steve can be so generous with these plants and still be turning a profit. While I am done for this year, I will definitely be purchasing more mystery boxes in the future. Thanks FTS, I am very grateful for your effort and products!
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Review by slowbomb / (Posted on 10/14/2011)
Ordered a 5 plant box, got 11! "2 Dutch, 1 MM, 1 Fang, and 1 Akai Ryu" was realy 6 Dutch, 2 MM, 1 Fang, and 2 Akai Ryu!
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Review by Daniel Teeling aka dantt99 / (Posted on 10/3/2011)
Fast shpping and great Condition
My plants were shipped almost instantly they cane in only two days , pretty big if you ask me great job steve
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Review by Swat / (Posted on 9/25/2011)
Ok , i guess
After reading the rating i saw some people got more then 2 types of VFT lucky , I only got a x4 seed grown and x1 Maroon Monster a bit disappointing but they came faster then expected could be related with the time of year i dont know if it is i understand if not I'm a bit sad ;( i want to start a collection now :)
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Review by Swat / (Posted on 9/23/2011)
Fun, quality product!
I was very excited to get my five plant mystery box! after only 4 days, I recieved my little babies. Instead of five plants, i got seven! Thanks Steve! :) I got three big, healthy, Jaws, and four seed grown. Can't beat that for only ten bucks! This is extremely cheap, and I reccomend it to all venus fly trap lovers. Remember, even if you don't get the varieties you want, you will still get beautiful, fierce, quality plants for a very cheap cost.
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Review by Taryn (tgplp) / (Posted on 9/22/2011)
A 20 plant Mystery Box feels like Christmas morning!
WOW! My first FTS "Mystery Box" and I'm hooked. Got 1 Red Piranha, 4 Czech Giants, 4 Dentate,1 Jaws, 3284304 Cup Traps (ok, more like 8 or so), 2 Dutch Delight, and 11 various with the pot marker "Venus Fly Trap". They're small as to be expected, but to have that kind of quantity and variety for that price is crazy great! Really all cool cultivars, but what really put the "mystery" in the box is the various typicals... some reds, some low hugging, some uprights that look suspiciously like "slim snapper" and some just now starting to color up, I kid you not, purple red! Can NOT wait to see what these "typicals" look like when they grow up! A word of caution.. the plants in this particular order arrived nice and healthy, but at a delicate stage in their development. Dunno what the plants in your mystery box are gonna look like, but you should be prepared to spend a little time on 'em to bring 'em up to full sun strength. Rewarding in it's own right, and at this price impossible to resist! Basically, buying a FTS Mystery Box is like gambling without the possibility of losing! (and just maybe as addictive <g>)
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Review by Tony T / (Posted on 9/15/2011)
I ordered a 5 plant box and was hoping to get @ least 3 strains. That's wishful thinking, of course, and the plants arrived soooo stressed out. Labor Day weekend messed up the transit times. =/ 3 seed-grown & 2 pink vft's. Pffft.
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Review by Jae / (Posted on 9/9/2011)
I ordered the 10 plant box and was very pleased with what I received. Three varieties were included (Fang, Czech Giant, and Pink Venus) with variations in size. Overall this is a great purchase for a CP enthusiast who is beginning a collection.
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Review by dragonflyguy / (Posted on 8/29/2011)
Mediocre Mystery 10
I ordered the Mystery 10, and only got 2 strains (cupped and czech), at x5 plants each. I was disapointed compared to nearly every other review, so don't assume you will be getting large variety of strains, odds are just as good you only get 1-2, which I didn't feel was represented well by many of the reviews.

Also, with the x5 cupped traps in my box, it was actually x9 cupped babies, which could be a good or bad thing depending.
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Review by Ray / (Posted on 8/27/2011)
Average Mystery 10 Box
After reading all of the amazing reviews, I ordered the 10 plant box, hoping to obtain 3, 4, or 5+ different cultivars. I recieved 5 Czech Giants and 5 Cupped traps. The Cupped Traps were actually 9 tiny plants, which while their size was lacking, the numbers will hopefully make up for any that don't make it.

Overall, I'm happy to have the flytraps, but disapointed at the lack of variety. I don't know if it was because of the time of year, coincidence, or what, but I will most likely not be ordering another Mystery Box, as I would hate to have this happen again, or even worse get a box of 10 Typicals.
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Review by Rayman / (Posted on 8/25/2011)
good shipping, fast, beautiful plants
I recieved my plants much faster than i expected!! just four days!! they came in great condition and i got awesome plants. I recieved a vigorous, red pirahna, fang, 3 cup traps, 4 big seed grown fllytraps, a fts crimson sawtooth and, a Jaws! I'll never purchase my flytraps from another store!! (i ordered the 10 plant mystery box)
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Review by Super fast!!! / (Posted on 8/24/2011)
not so happy
i ordered the 20 plant box and hoped for a wider variety than what i got. i was really hyped up from reading all the reviews, but i am kind of disappointed.
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Review by benjamin / (Posted on 8/22/2011)
Are You Kidding Me!!!
Just got my plants today and WOW! I ordered a 5 plant mystery box and got ALOT more than expected. I got FOUR seed-grown VFT's, 3 baby FTS crimson sawtooths and a hungry looking Jaws. The seed grown had flies in quite a few traps lol. Matt also threw in like 10 free baby flytraps. FTS is my 1st and only place to get VFT's from here on out.....thanks.

P.S.: nice touch writing my name on the bags Matt....great customer service.
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Review by Jason / (Posted on 8/17/2011)
Mystery Boxes are awesome!!
Matt, Leah and Steve are the best people you can buy from!! They put so much effort into growing, packing and shipping healthy plants! I had a few plants in mind when I order my mystery box, even though I was unsure of what I would get. I opened my 5 plant mystery box and every plant I ever wanted was in it!!! Jaws, Red Piranha, Cupped Trap and Long Red Fingers. I was over joyed with my mystery box!! I would highly recommend flytrapstore and mystery boxes to everyone.
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Review by Tina / (Posted on 7/26/2011)
Best Deal For Flytraps
I original purchased the 6-plant mystery box and got a beautiful Jaws, Czech Giant, 2 Fang and 2 Red Piranha. I was pleased with the quality and care put into the flytraps that I purchased the 20-plant Mystery Box and I am even more amazed! Many kinds of great Dionaea good size plants mostly young adult with many traps. There where a bunch of baby plants but they were extras.

Thanks Steve!
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Review by Tom / (Posted on 7/13/2011)
Healthy Plants on the Cheap
I ordered this box and was ecstatic of the variety of plants I got. Not only that but if I ordered the plants individually they would have totaled to around $60. They are a bit on the small side but nothing a few months of growing wont fix. I was unsure about it when I ordered them, but once the plants arrived all doubts were obliterated. Great healthy plants at a price anyone can afford. (originally posted June 22, 2011, for the older 6-plant Mystery Box)
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Review by Shimizoki / (Posted on 6/29/2011)
Quality is not a mystery!
The Mystery Box is a great idea for anybody who embraces surprises! You don't know which plants you'll be getting, but you can be sure they'll be extremely healthy when they arrive! This is a really great deal and I highly recommend the Giant Mystery Box for someone who wants to expand they're collection quickly with some really nice, young plants. (originally posted June 21, 2011, for the older 6-plant Mystery Box)
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Review by Shes Crofty / (Posted on 6/29/2011)
Great bargain!
Really glad with this mystery box. Got 6 plants and all were healthy! Packaged with great care. If you dont care with what you get and just want to add to you collection then this is highly recommended. Take the gamble! You will be glad you did :) (originally posted June 17, 2011, for the older 6-plant Mystery Box)
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Review by inuyashlover21 / (Posted on 6/29/2011)
Great Bargain
this mysery box is awesome. recommended for someone trying to add a variety of diff CPs to your collections or just to start off with... u can get 6 diff vft clones or other CPs in stock it just a mystery u never know.. plants came healthy but small and ready to raise up into mature plants.. Great deal For the Price. id tell u what i got but its gunna be diff every time. Ceck the FTS discussion forum for beter customer reviews with pics! (originally posted June 6, 2011, for the older 6-plant Mystery Box)
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Review by Dubstep13 / (Posted on 6/29/2011)
Great deal for such price!
Although you don't know what you'll be getting, it is for sure a great bargain!
The plants came in excellent conditions, they have a good root system, are very vigoriously with really good coloration, and are ready to grow in any conditions after a 1-2 week period of acclimatization.
I reccomend this product for anyone wanting to expand their collection that doesn't really care what they will get! (originaly posted May 29, 2011, for the older 6-plant Mystery Box)
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Review by jht-union / (Posted on 6/29/2011)
Extremely satisfied
Came in feet first on this mystery box and not knowing what to expect. I am so glad I ordered this one. They came in and were all healthy and thriving like I just bought them at the store. I live in Jersey and they came all the way from Oregon. They came with easy to follow instructions and were all very well packed. I am so happy with this box that I ordered the giant mystery box and another 3 plant mystery box today. I am coming back to FTS when I need more plants or seeds.

Thank you Matt!!
(originally posted June 13, 2011, for the older 3-plant Mystery Box)
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Review by inuyashlover21 / (Posted on 6/29/2011)
I got my suprise box yesterday and I have to say I liked what I got. Like it says "3" plants of their pick. I got a Mexican Moctezumae, a yellow pitcher plants, and Scarlet Sarracenia. All three nicely wraped on a lunch baggie with their roots covered in paper towl and moist. As soon as I opened it, i got my three pots ready of soil. Now hopefullly I'll give it good care and watch them grow for a long time. (originally posted Sept. 21, 2010 for the older 3-plant Mystery Box)
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Review by matadorjr / (Posted on 6/29/2011)