2021 has seen a massive rise in rare and expensive houseplant sales. From the rise of the variegated monstera adansonii, regularly selling in online stores for an average of £1,500, it seems people are willing to pay a high price for houseplants that they really love.
Interested in finding out which varieties of plants have sold for the most money in the past six months, Homedit.com took to eBay.co.uk to find out exactly how much we’re willing to pay for our dream plants.
Most expensive rare plant genus
Homedit.com found that the most expensive genus for rare plants is philodendrons. The average price of the 15 most expensive philodendrons is £1,577, whilst the most expensive philodendron is a Caramel Marble which sold for £3,500 on the 2nd of August this year.
Monsteras proved to be the second most expensive genus, with an average price of £921. The most expensive monstera sold in the last six months was a Mint Monstera Deliciosa which sold for £2,445 on the 6th of June.
Syngoniums ranked third most expensive with an average price of £408, the most expensive of which was a Strawberry Milk which sold for £660 on the 18th of July.
Least expensive rare plant genus
The least expensive rare plants come from the genus calathea. The average price of the last 15 rare calatheas sold was £38, with the most expensive plant being a Silver Plate which sold for £90 in May.
Sansevierias came out second cheapest with an average price of £55. The most expensive Sansevieria sold in the past six months was an Erythireae Variegated which sold for £183 in June.
The third cheapest genus for rare plants is epipremnum, with an average price of £71. The most expensive plant was an Epipremnum Pinnatum Variegata which sold for £115 in May.
Most expensive rare plants
Homedit.com also looked into the most expensive stand-alone houseplants to determine which houseplants are currently taking the market by storm.