The Most Expensive Plants

These are some of the most expensive plants in the world.

Pine Bonsai Tree

A centuries-old White Pine Bonsai tree is one of the most expensive trees, and one of the most expensive plants ever sold. The 800 year old bonsai tree was sold for US$1.3 million (approximately A$1.6 million) at an auction at the International Bonsai Convention in Takamatsu, Japan. Most bonsai trees take decades of intricate crafting to create a desired aesthetic design. This particular bonsai tree was considered exceptionally rare due to its old age.

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Juliet Rose

Created by British rose growers, David Austin, the Juliet Rose was first showcased at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006 after 15 years of cultivation and breeding. The rose impressed the public with it’s unique asymmetrical formation and soft pink hues. Named after Shakespeare’s heroine, the Juliet Rose is valued at US$5 million (approximately A$6.4 million).

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Shenzhen Nongke Orchid

The Shenzhen Nongke Orchid took Chinese agricultural scientists more than eight years to cultivate. Now selling for around US$200,000 (around A$258,000), this man-made orchid is one of the most expensive flowers that you can buy. The Shenzhen Nongke Orchid takes up to four or five years to bloom, with it’s eventual beauty worth the wait. This orchid is also created edible for human consumption.

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Philodendron Minima

The Philodendron Minima is one of the most expensive indoor plants that you can buy. Also known as the mini monstera, the houseplant is extremely popular with plant collectors and social media influencers. One extremely rare variegated Philodendron Minima specimen sold on a New Zealand trading site for A$8,150 in August 2020.

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Variegated Monstera Deliciosa

Known as the Swiss cheese plant, the Variegated Monstera Deliciosa is another expensive house plant. Specimens regularly sell for anywhere between A$700 and A$5000. While popular, the plant’s slow propagation rate makes it very rare, attributing to it’s notably high price.

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