Green luxury, or the most beautiful and expensive flowers in the world

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Flowers are the most natural and precious beauty of this world. Their value largely depends on how rare the 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 14 thousand zloty. 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 Swiss cheese. The plant doesn’t take up much space at home, although in its natural habitat it can reach 7-8 meters.

Philodendron ilselmanii

A plant with thick, dark green, leathery leaves decorated with chaotically scattered lines and spots. The price of nicely colored plants can reach up to 6 thousand zloty. However, even if you can afford a plant of such an exorbitant price, you have to reckon with difficulties in finding it. You won’t find them in stores, only auction portals, Facebook groups and plant swapping applications will help you. In one word, you have to count on luck.

Maurelli abyssinian banana plant

Among indoor plants, none can compare to the Abyssinian banana plant. Its large, curiously upward-rising leaves are impressive both for their massiveness and for their green colouring, which is tinged with purple. This unique palm is rightly considered one of the most massive plants you can bring into your home. Although taking care of a banana tree is not easy, it is worth investing in it for the sake of the plant’s aesthetic qualities. Its price starts from 2,5 thousand PLN.

Trachycarpus fortunei

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 under 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 in auction portals and online stores, if your budget allows you – buying a palm tree is an expense of over 2 thousand zlotys.

Cultivated saffron

On the list of the world’s most expensive flowers you cannot miss saffron. The cultivated crocus is valued not for its beauty, but for what is hidden inside the flower. The value of the plant is determined by the long-necked pistil, which ends in a tripartite orange stigma. Dried crocus stigmas are the most expensive spice in the world. It takes 160,000 crocus flowers to produce one kilogram of saffron.

Kinabalu Gold Orchid

This truly chic 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 is classified as an extinct and therefore protected species, you can only get it on the black market.

The orchid flower from Kinabalu National Park on Borneo Island has original petal shape. To see it live, however, you have to be patient – “Kinabalu Gold” blooms every fifteen years and as if that was not enough – from April to May.

Shenzhen Nongke” orchid

The most expensive orchid in the world, and also 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 worked for almost ten years to breed it. The plant differs from its brethren by the light green hue of its petals and the 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 thousand dollars for it. The orchid thus became the most expensive flower ever bought.

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