I Love it - got it from Groupon a week ago and it looks like the real deal and is as full and healthy as it looks here. In fact, its better in reality. It came in a really solid, sturdy, heavy duty cardboat box over 5ft height with 2 solid cables holding the box shut. It comes in that little pot you can see and it quite solid to stand up. Love the quality - may buy another! Perfect for a balcony like mine where I want the greeness of plants but not the buzzy noise of creatures!!