Ever thought of having the most expensive indoor plants? Why not?
Believe it or not, houseplant prices can range from a humble two figures to more than a million. Yes, a million. But why? Rareness, elegance, breeding, and propagation are a few factors that potentially play a role.
In this 21st century, as we look closer, here is the list of most expensive houseplants which got marketed for a lump sum amount in popular auction sites/trade sites and exhibitions.
Hoya carnosa compacta ($40 to $6500)
This endowed plant had a cream/yellow unique color on the inside of the leaf. Also known as ‘Hindu Rope’, it became the most expensive houseplant ever sold on Trade Me in June 2020. The site’s member sold it for $6500.
Old Pine Bonsaii ($50 to $1.3M)
It is an all-time favorite for those looking for a unique indoor specimen. The most expensive Bonsai sold for about $1.3M at the 11th Asia-Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Convention & Exhibition in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan; a centuries-old White Pine.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree ($80 to $300)
it has become the “it” plant of interior designers because of its bold foliage. They are very sensitive to air quality. They do not approve dry air or drafts, too, or not enough sun. No wonder, its huge demand has pushed the price up.
Shenzhen Nongke Orchid (up to $200,000)
This is totally human-made. It can take between four to five years to blossom which is truly a sight to behold.
Variegated Monstera ($700 to $5000)
Beloved in New Zealand and in other parts of the world, the plant’s slow propagation rate makes it very rare. Featured by countless social media influencers, plant bloggers, and vloggers, this plant comes in so many shapes and shades.
Philodendron Minima ($50 to $8,150)
It is also known as ‘Mini Monstera’ or ‘Piccolo.’ Interestingly, a typical P. minima sell for $20 to $50, variegated varieties are much more expensive. Variations in spots, streaks, and blocks make it appealing.
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