You must be insanely rich (and buggy in some ways) if you have or buy one of these most expensive houseplants.
You must be wondering why we’re writing a blog about the most expensive houseplants. It’s all because of a plant auction in New Zealand in which a houseplant with just nine leaves has sold for a record-breaking $27,100! That’s insane! Excuse me, your jaw just dropped. We don’t know about you, but we hope to all the plant gods that the plant should survive a thousand years. Jokes aside, the 14cm pot Variegated Minima was sold last month with 248 bids. We can’t blame the bidder who purchased the plant because the Variegated Minima looks out of this world.
Houseplant prices can range from two figures to more than thousands of dollars. Sometimes, a million. Most of the time it’s free if it’s a precious gift from a friend or a propagated houseplant. However, why are some houseplants so expensive? Several factors make the prices go up like its beauty, breeding, rarity, and propagation. The demand for houseplants also plays a role in the country in which you’re residing. Lucky you if you live in a tropical country where you can get most houseplants at an affordable price.
So, aside from the insanely expensive Variegated Minima, what are the other most expensive houseplants that people actually buy?
Hoya Carnosa ‘Compacta’ ($40 to $6500)
The Hoya carnosa compacta or also known as Hindu Rope is one of the most expensive houseplants because of its unique variegation. The Hoya carnosa compacta had a cream/yellow variegation on the inside of the leaf. It was also sold in an auction for $6,500.
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Mature Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree ($80 to $300)
Well, we won’t be shocked if one of you buys a mature Fiddle Leaf Fig since this plant will drive you crazy since it’s a bit finicky and high-maintenance. However, a mature Fiddle Leaf Fig will definitely look good in your home. Growing up to 10 feet indoors, its bold foliage will liven up any area of your home, but before buying a Fiddle Leaf Fig, make sure that you know how to take care of it or your $300 will just wither away like its leaves. We suggest buying a humidifier since the Fiddle Leaf Fig hates dry air or drafts.
Old Pine Bonsaii ($50 to $1.3m)
Of course, Bonsai will always be one of the most expensive houseplants because of the time and effort invested in taking care of the tree. However, the most expensive Bonsai is a centuries-old White Pine, which was sold for $1.3M in Japan. Why is it so expensive? The combination of the thick trunk with tapering made it expensive because it takes so much time to grow. We mean it took centuries for the Old Pine Bonsai to grow and to look that elegant.
Philodendron Minima ($50 to $8,150)
Also known as ‘Mini Monstera’ or ‘Piccolo,’ are expensive because they are very rare. Some shops sell the typical Philodendron Minima for $20 to $50, but variegated Philodendron Minima are much more pricey.
Shenzhen Nongke Orchid (Up to $200,000)
The Shenzhen Nongke Orchid is completely man-made. Yes, scientists worked day and night for eight years to cultivate this flower. Plus, it takes four to five years for this orchid to bloom. However, once it blooms, it has an extraordinary aesthetic and fragrance that you will never experience with other orchids.
Variegated Monstera ($700 to $5000)
Yes, the Variegated Monstera is one of the most expensive houseplants that are sometimes sold for $5,000 in an auction. Sounds crazy, right? We can only afford to stick white paper tape on our normal Monstera plant.
There’s nothing wrong if you have one of these most expensive houseplants or maybe you’re planning to buy one as long as you know how to properly take care of it. We don’t want you to spend so much just to throw the plant after a few weeks or months.
Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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