Australians value houseplants at more than $13,000

Walk into someone’s living room and it’s evident for all to see that their pride and glory is the gleaming flat-screen TV.

Or perhaps they have a shiny cabinet showing off their treasured heirlooms or sentimental antiques.

But one surprising item that some Aussies have rated as one of their most treasured – and most expensive – household possessions are not what you’d expect: pot plants.

According to research from ING, pot plants are rated the second most-valuable treasured household possession with an average value of $13,189 per household.

It trails only artwork, which is only slightly ahead and valued at $13,787 per household.

Out of 1,010 Australians sampled for the research, 400 households rated pot plants among one of the top three most valuable items in their home.

When asked to estimate the value of their pot plants, 16 per cent – or 64 Australians – said more than $50,000, an ING spokesperson told Yahoo Finance.

Read more at Yahoo Finance (Jessica Yun)

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