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19 positives
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Positive Azirphaeli
(1 review)
On Jul 18, 2017, Azirphaeli Phoenixville, PA wrote:

Excellent experience so far, ordered roughly 40 seeds of various types and so far so good. My Grandidier's Boabab is already sprouting exactly one week later, and other pots are showing signs of good things coming down the pipe.

Order shipped quickly and we'll see how the others turn out.

Positive Darabbit
(1 review)
On Mar 4, 2016, Darabbit Ravensdale, WA wrote:

Posted on February 29, 2016, updated March 4, 2016
I ordered some Amorphophallus Sauromatum Venosum seeds from this company. After ordering I became educated via the Internet that Amorphophallus seeds must be planted within just a few days of harvest while they are still juicy and plump. Anything beyond that time would be dried out, non viable seeds. I viewed both fresh and dead, dried out seeds. I knew exactly what would be coming in the mail. After a long wait I finally received my seeds and as expected, they were dry dead seeds. I did plant them as proof they wouldn\'t germinate and as expected they have not. I haven\'t contacted the company based on my belief that as knowledgeable seed experts, they know what I now know: Amorphophallus seeds must be planted within days of harvest. I feel this company is knowingly selling non viable Amorphophallus seeds. How could they not when this information is so readily available online. Because of this one sketchy transaction, I\'ll never order from them again.

On March 4th, 2016, Darabbit changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:

I stand corrected. Although the Internet says Amorphophallus seeds have a shelf life of just a couple days, must be kept moist or refrigerated, that's not true and I was wrong! This company does know their seeds. I dug around in the dirt and have a root on the few seeds I uncovered. I would definitely trust this company to order again!
Positive KX
(5 reviews)
On Feb 2, 2016, KX Calgary,
Canada wrote:

I have ordered from here a few times. They have a good selection of seeds and are reasonably priced. Not all of the seeds have germinated (I haven't kept track of which ones I had success with) but I can't say whether it was the seeds or my skills as a germinator.
I would order from here again.

Positive hillfarm
(35 reviews)
On Jan 26, 2016, hillfarm Quesnel, BC (Zone 4a) wrote:

First time ordering from this company with a marvelous selection of (as they say!) rare, exotic seeds. My interest is in Datura and Brugmansia, and they have a nice selection, though some were sadly out of stock when I was browsing their listing. Anyway, I did order a number of things, and am pleased to report that shipping was lightning fast and the order one of the best-packed I have yet received. I will update this feedback once I grown out the seeds, but as of right now I am extremely pleased.

Positive Peaches187
(1 review)
On Aug 21, 2014, Peaches187 Lethbridge,
Canada wrote:

I have ordered from rarexoticseeds several times, and although there have occasionally been delays, I have never been disappointed. They have always provided fresh seeds that have achieved excellent germination rates. Some stubborn seeds required "treatment" to facilitate the germination process, however, even those seeds grew quite well. Just have to be patient and don't over-water! And their selection is awesome! Best I've seen.

Positive hypocondro
(5 reviews)
On Jun 7, 2014, hypocondro houston,
United States wrote:

So far I have not been disappointed by this company. I got my order on time, and the plants are growing nicely.
Their inventory is huge and it is all reasonably priced. I will order again from them in the future.

Positive AenRiv
(2 reviews)
On Jun 14, 2013, AenRiv Escondido, CA wrote:

Posted on June 4, 2013, updated June 14, 2013
Got my seeds. Looking good. Let's see what sprouts!

On June 14th, 2013, AenRiv added the following:

Arctium lappa hit the ground running - fast germination time and great seed vitality! I think Valeriana is sprouting too. Pampas grass is sort of slow, though. I'll read more instructions and try again.
Positive DarkEarth
(6 reviews)
On Jul 16, 2009, DarkEarth Hillsboro, OR wrote:

Placed an order for a number of seeds that are just plain hard to find. The seeds were shipped promptly, and arrived within two weeks, which is pretty good for a shipment from Canada to US.
Seeds were packed in small plastic ziplocks, with the plant species information clearly labeled on each.
This is probably not the source for the beginning gardener, since you are going to need to do some research on the correct germination procedures for most of these plants, but this company is a great source of rare seeds.

Positive neptunia2
(2 reviews)
On May 18, 2009, neptunia2 Hayward, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I only ordered seeds.My order came very quick. All seeds were in little ziplocks and labeled and mailed in a Bubble Mailer. I hope they all germinate. I'm very happy with this company.

Positive vanillaman
(3 reviews)
On Nov 3, 2008, vanillaman Washago, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

I just discovered them a couple of days ago and ordered 13 items last night. They have a very interesting selection of water lily seeds, which is how I found them thanks to Google. I received a copy of my order almost immediately, even before they had processed the Paypal transaction. Now I'm hoping everything goes ok and I get my seeds. Not too many companies will ship here to Costa Rica, but I have received seeds from seed companies in England, South Africa, another company in Canada, and one in the U.S. Everything arrived fine via regular mail, even without a Phytosanitary Certificate. Naturally, if you don't want to take the risk, then you should purchase it. Without doing that, I don't think anyone in the U.S. especially, should be surprised if their order is confiscated, and it is definitely NOT the falult of Rarexoticseeds!


Positive evr
(8 reviews)
On Sep 18, 2008, evr Toronto, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Excited to order seeds from this online source, but I've been waiting for them to re-open; I got an email saying that their store will be open in 5 days, but they're not open yet so....just waiting patiently =)

On October 14th, 2008, evr changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Just ordered and due to new management, this online store had backlogged. They emailed me regarding this issue and I appreciate this type of attribute very well from sellers.
On Sep 18, 2008, Rarexoticseeds responded with:


On Sep 18, 2008 3:19 AM, Rarexoticseeds added:

The store will re-open september 18th in the afternoon. There is a new owner."

Positive lzyjo
(7 reviews)
On Mar 5, 2008, lzyjo Thompsons Station, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Great selection of seeds suitable for bonsai at very reasonable prices. I've had great germination rates with everything I've planted so far. Took about a month to receive the order due to customs, but well worth the wait. Impeccably packed. Also, the website includes very concise germination instructions which are super helpful.

Positive karyn1
(18 reviews)
On Jan 11, 2008, karyn1 Silver Spring, MD wrote:

They have a great selection of hard to find seeds at very reasonable prices. They responded to my emails within 24 hours and the seeds arrived in great condition. I haven't planted them yet but they look fresh and unbroken.

Positive grenouille
(18 reviews)
On Jan 3, 2008, grenouille montreal,
Canada (Zone 5a) wrote:

Great web site made selecting seeds very easy. The seeds arrived promptly in good condition.


Positive spacegurrrl
(3 reviews)
On Oct 20, 2007, spacegurrrl Tucson, AZ wrote:

I really liked the large selection of seeds, and the prices are very reasonable. When the seeds arrived, they looked like healthy seeds. I am looking forward to ordering again in the spring!

Positive gowron
(38 reviews)
On Oct 18, 2007, gowron Athens, GA wrote:

Excellent selection, very reasonable prices and fast delivery of very well packaged seeds. Will definitely be ordering again.

Positive krissy_p
(7 reviews)
On Sep 21, 2007, krissy_p Pipe Creek, TX wrote:

This site had most of the seeds I had been looking for in one place and the prices were very reasonable. The seeds were packed well and no seeds were crushed.

Positive dixie_angel
(23 reviews)
On Jun 5, 2006, dixie_angel Trenton, TN wrote:

I just got my seeds and they look GREAT!! I apologize for the email mixup! Thanks SO much for redeeming the mailorder exotic seed site reputation..after the fiascos Ive had with 75% of them I had almost given up hope :0)

Positive Moonglow
(21 reviews)
On Dec 13, 2005, Moonglow Corte Madera, CA wrote:

ordered b. sanguinea seeds, and they arrived promptly, in a small box (no crushed seeds). germinated QUICKLY. i think RES is not kidding about FRESHNESS - - - very important of course!

even for a newbie, this is SUPER, since i do not use heat mats or grow lights for my seeds. just natural light from a south-facing window.

will write updates.

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