Flowers are the most natural and precious beauties of this world. Their value largely depends on how rare a specimen is. The rarer the flower, the more it will cost. Let’s take a look at some of these most beautiful and expensive specimens.
Monstera adansonii variegata
Its price can reach $3,000. This variety of monstera is a morsel for sophisticated collectors and lovers of rare potted flower specimens. The plant has a very high resistance to disease and almost never falls prey to pests. It is equipped with oval and smoothly perforated leaves that evoke associations with Swiss cheese. At home, the plant does not take up much space, although in the natural environment it can reach 7-8 meters.
A plant with thick, dark green, leathery leaves decorated with chaotically scattered dashes and spots. The price of nicely colored plants reaches up to $1200 thousand. However, even if you can afford a plant with such an exorbitant price, you have to expect difficulties in finding it. You won’t find it in stores, only auction portals, Facebook groups and plant exchange apps will help you. In a word, you have to count on luck.
Among peace plants, none can compare with the Abyssinian banana tree. Its large, curiously upward-rising leaves impress with both their massiveness and their green coloration tinged with purple. This unique palm is rightly considered one of the most massive plants you can bring into your home. Although the care of the banana tree is not easy, it is worth investing in it for the sake of the aesthetic value of the plant. Its price starts at $500.
Another desirable specimen among lovers of exotic plants. In the wild, the tree has huge fan-shaped leaves and lives for more than a hundred years. The peaceful variant reaches 1 to 2.5 meters in height and adds sophistication to the interior with its charming crown. Fortune’s hornet has deeply incised fan-shaped leaves that can reach 80 centimeters in diameter. Even in room conditions, the tree’s crown looks dense and healthy with proper care. This is another plant you won’t find in stationary stores. Look for it on auction portals and online stores, if, of course, your pocket allows it – buying a palm tree is an expense of more than $400.
The list of the world’s most expensive flowers can not miss the crocus. The cultivated crocus is valued not for its beauty, but for what it hides inside the flower. The value of the plant is the pistil with a long neck ending in a tripartite orange stigma. The dried stigmas of the crocus are the most expensive spice in the world. To obtain one kilogram of saffron requires the consumption of 160,000 crocus flowers.
This truly glamorous orchid is one of the most expensive and rarest flowers in the world. It was discovered in 1987 and is almost completely extinct. As it counts among the extinct and therefore protected species, it can only be obtained on the black market.
The orchid flower from Kinabalu National Park on the island of Borneo has an original petal shape. To see them in person, however, you need to be patient – “Kinabalu Gold” blooms every fifteen years and, as if that wasn’t enough, is quite short – from April to May.
Shenzhen Nongke Orchid
The most expensive orchid in the world, and one of the most expensive flowers you can buy. It is named after a group of Chinese scientists at a research center in Shenzhen, who spent almost a decade working to grow it. The plant differs from its brethren by the light green hue of its petals and flowers with a bright center.
It is an extremely capricious plant – it takes five years for the first flowers to develop on it, but patience pays off. In 2005, the plant was sold at auction to an anonymous flower lover, who paid more than $200,000 for it. The orchid thus became the most expensive flower ever bought.