Have you always wondered what the Most Expensive Houseplants in the World are? We have a complete list, and it’ll surprise you to the core!
You will be astonished to know that some of the Most Expensive Houseplants might be growing in your garden! So, what makes them so expensive, and which one tops the list? Let’s find out!
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Most Expensive Houseplants
1. Queen of the Night
Botanical Name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum
This flowering succulent is native to Sri Lanka and other Indian subcontinent countries. It is considered to be one of the most stunning flowers in the world, as it is known to bloom only at night. It has a very short lifespan and is also quite rare to find.
2. Juliet Rose
Botanical Name: Rosa ‘Sweet Juliet’
The actual cost of the flower is around $50-$60 but what makes it grab the second spot on this list is the cost that its developer has incurred while developing it, which stands at a hefty $5 million and took 15 long years to create! It was first showcased at the Chelsea flower show in 2006.
3. 250 Year Old Juniper Bonsai Tree
Botanical Name: Juniperus chinensis
A 250-year-old Juniper Bonsai Tree was sold for a whopping $2,000,000 US dollars in 1981. However, its actual photograph is yet to be found.
4. 800 Years-Old Bonsai Tree
In 2011, this miniature white pine tree was sold for a crazy $1.3 million in Japan at the International Bonsai Convention. This tree was most valued for its history and age.
5. The Shenzhen Nongke Orchid
Botanical Name: Orchidaceae ‘Shenzhen Nongke’
Scientists worked for more than 8 years to develop this flower. This variety is very rare and takes about 4-5 years to bloom.
6. Obliqua Monstera
Botanical Name: Monstera obliqua
A bidder paid $23,000 for the Large Monstera Obliqua plant, which is also referred to as the ‘More Hole than Leaf’ plant. Most listings are mostly a scam as sellers try to pass it off as the more common Monstera Adansonii.
7. Variegated Monstera Minima
Botanical Name: Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
New Zealand’s auction website Trade Me sold this variegated Philodendron Minima at a hefty price. The basic price for a regular one could be anywhere between $50-100, but it’s rare to find.
8. Hindu Rope Plant
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa compacta
Hoya Carnosa Compacta ‘Hindu Rope’ was sold for $6,500 by a member on New Zealand’s trading website Trade Me in 2020.
9. Pink Princess Philodendron
Botanical Name: Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’
Half Moon Philodendron Pink Princess was also named the ‘2019’s Must-Have Plant’ by Horticulture Week. The plant was sold for a cool $1,999.95 on ETSY.
10. Monstera Thai Constellation
Botanical Name: Monstera ‘Thai Constellation’
The stunning white and green variegation of this plant makes it stand out from the rest of the varieties. You will have to shell out anywhere between $300-$500 to get it.