Houseplants are really having a moment. Is it because it's a fun and exciting hobby that provides joy and fulfillment? Or is it the fact that we've all be locked inside for almost a year and are willing to do almost anything just to feel shred of joy? Who can say.
Due to this explosions of plant enthusiasts there is now a thriving exotic plant market where some spend thousands on rare plants to add to their collections. But even if you are ready and willing to drop some serious cash on plants you might not be able to get your hands on them. Most of these plants sell out within minutes of becoming available.
Keep reading to see what all the fuss is about and find your next plant crush!
1. Monstera Thai Constellation $395
Listed on Canadian Rare Plants, this can be yours for a mere $395. It's named its the galaxy-esque variegation.
2. Monstera Albo Borsigiana $1,350
This bad boy is listed on Canadian Rare Plants for a cool $1,350 (sold). But don't worry you can pick up a leaf cutting for around $250 on Etsy.
3. Monstera Obliqua $1,800
With delicate lacey leaves, Monstera Obliqua is absolutely stunning, but extremely slow growing. Recommended for experienced growers only, they can be very difficult to grow and require consistent humidity.
4. Alocasia Dragon Scale $345
Named for it's likeness to dragon scales, they are relatively low maintenance and can live for decades when properly cared for.
5. Alocasia Scalprum $345
6. Alocasia Cuprea $295
Alocasia Cuprea, also known as Elephant's Ears, features distinctive shiny leaves. They grow best in bright, indirectly lit areas.
7. Anthurium Chrystallinum x Magnificum $325
Anthurium Chrystallnium requires fresh soil every one to two years, and it's leaves must be wiped dry after watering. It should be kept away from pets as it can irritate the intestinal tract if swallowed.
8. Anthurium Papillilaminum Hybrid W/ Red Stem $645
Anthurium Papillilaminum has dark velvet leaves that grow to be quite large. In combination with the red stem, this truly is a rare find on Canadian Rare Plants and is currently sold out.
9. Anthurium Warocqueanum $840
Anthurium Warocqueanum leaves can grow to over 2 meters in the proper conditions. They require high heat, high humidity, and lots of water.
10. Philodendron Majestic Hybrid $1,050
The appearance of hand painted leaves make Philodendron Majestic Hybrid a unique addition to any plant collection, and is very easy to care for.
11. Philodendron Florida Beauty $875
12. Philodendron White Wizzard $450
The striking white variegation of the White Wizzard truly make it standout. It comes highly recommended to beginners as it requires little care and can grow to be up to 3 meters in length.
13. Philodendron Paraiso Verde $385
The variegated leaves of this rare philodendron make it a beautiful addition to any collection. They grow best in bright shade, and will tolerate dry air.