Stranger plant

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A stranger plant is a level 94 combat Summoning familiar released with the introduction of the Summoning skill. It requires level 64 Summoning. The familiar is summoned by using a stranger plant pouch, and will give you 3.2 summoning experience. Making a pouch requires 1 empty pouch, 128 spirit shards, 1 crimson charm, and 1 bagged plant 1 and yields 281.6 summoning experience.

The stranger plant has a random chance to forage for strange fruit.

The stranger plant can boost a player's Farming level by +1 plus 4% of the players normal farming level. The boost is not automatic but must be activated by interacting with the familiar and requesting the boost. The boost is very useful for planting seeds that require a slightly higher farming level than the player has. For example, a Spirit seed requires level 83 farming to plant but can be planted at level 79 farming when using the familiar's boost. The boost does not stack with other farming boosts like that from a Spicy stew.

At level 75 the boost is +4, at which point the boost exceeds that of a Garden pie. The max boost is +5 at level 100 and above, which is equal to the boost from the Pork pie.

The player cannot get another effective boost from a stranger plant while the player's farming level is boosted above its normal level. At first, when the player is at or near the stranger plant's full farming boost effect, the player cannot successfully invoke the stranger plant's boost. Attempting to do so gets a message, 'Your stat cannot be boosted this way right now.' Later, while the player's farming level is still boosted a bit, the player can get the stranger plant to attempt the farming boost, but the player's farming level is not boosted. Once the player's farming level drops to its normal max, the boost will be effective again. Players who will need the boost multiple times should consider doing another activity (such as high-alchemising items) while waiting to use the plant's boost.

The stranger plant has a special move called Poisonous Blast, which can be activated if you have a Stranger Plant scroll (Poisonous Blast) in your inventory.

When trading a stranger plant pouch with Bogrog, the player gets 90 spirit shards back.

Stranger plant pouch[edit | edit source]


A Stranger plant pouch is used in the Summoning skill to summon a Stranger Plant. It is made by using a Summoning pouch on a Summoning obelisk with 128 spirit shards, a Crimson charm and a bagged plant in your inventory. It gives 281.6 Summoning experience when made, and 3.2 when used. Using this pouch on an obelisk will enable you to create 10 Stranger Plant scroll (Poisonous Blast)s.

Stranger Plant scroll (Poisonous Blast)[edit | edit source]

A player activating the scroll.

The Stranger Plant scroll (Poisonous Blast) enables the use of the poisonous blast power for a Stranger Plant familiar. It is made by using a Stranger Plant pouch on a Summoning obelisk, creating 10 scrolls.

Poisonous blast[edit | edit source]

Poisonous Blast is a special move generated via the Stranger Plant scroll (Poisonous Blast), and may be used while you have summoned a stranger plant. The stranger plant attacks for up to 1036 magic damage. Previously the special move had a 50% chance of poisoning an opponent, but after the Evolution of Combat it cannot poison.

Poisonous Blast grants 3.2 Summoning experience when the scroll is created and another 3.2 experience when the scroll is activated.

It also does not identify as an opponent in Duel Arena matches; therefore disallowing an opponent the ability to attack it. It is not clear whether this is intended, or merely a bug.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 27 June 2016 (Update):
    • Interacting with the Strange Plant familiar, with familiar options hidden, now gives the correct options.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • An issue that prevented stranger plant familiars producing strange fruit has been fixed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The stranger plant is an allusion to the Strange plant, which was once a random event, but is now found on Karamja near Brimhaven, randomly growing when a player is nearby.
  • The examine text is a reference to the movie Little Shop of Horrors.
  • One of the possible dialogues may suggest that Benny is a spy.
  • The stranger plant is most likely related to the fly trap in Runescape and inspired by the real-life Venus flytrap.