Flowers are one of the most charming gifts of nature. And enterprising people have long figured out how to turn it to their advantage. Fortunes were created and disappeared on flowers, recall at least the Dutch “Tulip Fever” of the 17th century – the first financial pyramid in history. Its most expensive “brick” was an onion of a rare variety Semper Augustus (“Eternal August”), which at the peak of the tulip boom cost up to 4,600 florins. For comparison, a pig could be bought for 30 florins, and a cow for 100 florins. Do you think the times of such “flower madness” have passed and now it is impossible to get rich by selling just one flower? Well, in our ranking of the most expensive flowers in the world, there are representatives compared to whom Semper Augustus was given away for nothing.
10. Gloriosa luxury
One flower will cost $ 10
The area of distribution of gloriosa is “three A”: Asia, Africa and Australia. This flower attracts attention with its bright color and special shape resembling flames. It embodies ambition and success, so it is a great gift for those who enter a university or have just got a new job.
9. Lily of the Valley
The price reaches 50 dollars depending on the type of plant According to legend, this flower appeared when the tears of the Virgin Mary crying for Jesus touched the ground. Lily of the valley looks harmless, their delicate tiny flowers and sweet smell can deceive anyone. It is one of the most popular flowers for decorating weddings. In fact, this is a very poisonous flower, and he even appeared in one of the episodes of the TV series “Breaking Bad”. The poison is used to protect the plant from predators.
Costs from $20 to $60 depending on the size A greenhouse flower from Italy with a deep and sexy floral fragrance is an ideal perennial plant that will decorate any garden or lapel of a jacket.
7. Black Orchid Fredclarkeara
After Dark “SVO Black Pearl” You can buy for $ 67 and more One of the most beautiful and unusual orchids in the world has a honey-spicy aroma. It is a complex interspecific hybrid of clovesia, catasetum and mormodes. The flowers of the black orchid have the shape of a tulip and are collected in a brush on a long peduncle. They are distinguished by a bright dark color with a reddish tint.
One plant can be purchased for $ 50-150 Medinilla flowers immediately attract attention with a soft pink color. But it’s not so easy to raise this capricious beauty. And the point here is not only the high price of the plant itself, but that it is difficult to reproduce and is very demanding on lighting and humidity levels. So the best way to admire the medinilla is to look for it in large botanical gardens or greenhouses.
5. Jade flower (aka Strongylodon krupnokistevoy)
It costs from $ 10 for seeds to $ 800 for a vine, This exotic plant is a typical representative of the legume family. However, nondescript peas and beans are only distant relatives of the handsome strongylodon. Such lianas grow on loose and moist soils, under the cover of trees in the forests of Southwest Asia, Africa and Madagascar. And during flowering, they are covered with long (up to 2 meters) thick brushes of flowers that resemble tiger fangs in shape. Although strongylodons can have a red, purple and crimson hue, the most beautiful of them is large–leaved, with colors of a greenish-blue hue. This coloring is unique, and is not found in any of the representatives of the flora. Even the pollination of the jade flower is unusual – bats and moths are engaged in it.
4. Saffron seed
Price up to $ 2,000 per kilogram It would be extremely inappropriate to mention all the most expensive flowers in the world without including saffron in the list. It is valuable not for its beauty, but for the fact that an expensive spice and food coloring is obtained from the dried stigmas of the flower. For 1 kilogram of saffron, 200,000 flowers are needed.
3. Rothschild Orchid (aka “Kinabalu Gold”)
It costs almost $ 5,000 for a Rothschild Orchid plant – one of the most expensive and rare flowers in the world. It was discovered in 1987 and has almost completely disappeared. It is now only available on the black market because it is an endangered species and therefore protected by law. A rare orchid from Kinabalu National Park on the island of Borneo in Malaysia has an interesting petal shape. However, you need to be patient to see them, because this orchid blooms once every 15 years, for a short period – from April to May.
2. Shenzhen-Nongke Orchid
Price – $200,000 per orchid is the most valuable orchid in the world, as well as one of the most expensive flowers you can buy. It was named after a group of Chinese researchers from Shenzhen University who spent almost ten years creating this plant. The plant differs from its fellows in the light green shade of the petals and the bright core. This orchid is incredibly capricious, and it will take five years for the first flowers to appear on it, but it’s worth it. Back in 2005, an anonymous buyer bought a Shenzhen Nongke at auction, paying more than $200,000 for it.
1. Rose Juliet
The cost of one rose is 3.9 million dollars This variety of bush rose is known as the “flower for 3 million pounds”. That’s how much (or $ 3.9 million at the current exchange rate) the breeder David Austin spent to create the perfect flower. Having decided to create a flower in the form of old garden roses with a beautiful and unobtrusive fragrance, Austin spent 15 years developing it. These roses were presented to the public at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006. The visitors of the exhibition were fascinated by the perfection of the peach-apricot flowers, which, gradually blooming, changed their color to a bright pink shade with darker tones in the middle of the flower. They were also impressed by the astronomical price, which made the Juliet rose the most expensive flower in the world. However, now the cuttings of this beauty can be bought cheaper.
Some things in life are priceless. Cactus Kadupul is one of them. This elusive little plant, nicknamed the “Queen of the Night” and “Moon Cactus”, is one of the rarest flowers in the world. But what makes it so unique? It blooms only 1 time a year and only in the dark, and its beauty fades before dawn. You cannot pluck this flower without hurting it. The smell of the flower is called a midnight miracle, it is believed that it has soothing properties. That’s just a few people in the world were lucky enough to see and smell the flowers in person. It is possible to buy a bottle of perfume “Kadupul”. However, how do you know if a flower really smells like that?
is another priceless plant that can be found only in 2 places on Earth. One of them is the botanical garden of New Zealand, and the second is one of the greenhouses in England. At the same time, the birthplace of the flower is China, and it is named after the British gardener John Middlemist, who brought it from Asia to Europe in the 19th century. Moreover, it is not known how Middlemist krasny ended up in New Zealand. There is an assumption that the descendant of the English flower was already taken out, and not the Chinese one. According to another version, one of the two flowers belonging to John Middlemist was sold without his knowledge.