There are only few days left before Valentine’s Day. One of the most adorable gifts that women love to receive on this special day is a piece of flower or a bouquet of them. The lovely and calming appearance of it is soothing to any woman’s heart, although there are some women who prefer other gifts than to receive pieces of nature in bloom. You can pick it up from your garden, buy it in nearby shops, and order them online. Prices are set based on its rarity and season where it only blossoms. It’s true that majority of its rates vary on specific occasions and events where it would be used. Nonetheless, they are naturally pricey since time is one of the elements considered in harvesting flowers, especially if it’s seasoned buds. On this list, you would find the top 10 most expensive flowers in the world, and why they are in exorbitant amounts, read on, and you’ll know.
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It sells at $10 to $35 a bunch. It is expensive because it is one of the most delicate flowers. It’s one of the reasons why the transportation of this kind of blossom is really complicated because it is easy to wither and get damaged. Of course, there is no doubt that it’s indeed beautiful despite of being fragile.
9. Lily of the Valley
It is priced at $15 and could go higher up to $50 per bunch. Would you believe that you can only harvest this kind of flower once a year and it could only last for weeks? Just like any other flowers that are also expensive and included on this list. It requires extra protection while picking each of it by hand.
8. Gloriosa, Gloriosa rothschildiana
You could only see it growing in Africa, and it’s really rare. Moreover, the process of thriving and growing it is not that easy because it’s a vine from a bulb that makes everything complicated. It’s the justification why it costs $6 and even $10 per bloom since the propagation is tough and strenuous.
7. Hydrangea, Hydrangea
You would really fall in love seeing the majestic and perfect round shape of this flower that is really inviting to the spirit because of its next-to-heaven description comparable to the sky. If you are financially able and you are planning your wedding, definitely, it works as one of the best bouquets that you can use while walking down the aisle in exchanging your vows to your future spouse. It’s not easy to grow as well and it’s being sold for $6.50 per stem.
6. 17th Century Tulip Bulb
In the latter part of the 16th century, the price of this flower was really exorbitant already because one can buy the most decent house that would define luxurious living from a simple home. In fact, in 1637, it was priced at 10,000 guilders, and its rarity and extraordinary beauty made this tulip a part of history.
5. Saffron Crocus
This is considered as an average type of flower, but this is where the spice called saffron came from. Crocus is associated with the Iridacea family, which is also one of highest classifications of it. Imagine that you could grow it for ornamental or decoration purposes, and for your cooking needs. It is expensive because saffron is the most expensive spice in the world that top chefs yearn to have. It costs $1,200 per pound.
4. Gold of Kinabalu Orchid
You could only see this type of specie in the Kanabalu National Park located in Malaysia, that’s why it’s called or named as Gold of Kinabalu Orchid since it’s a priceless flower in the world because of its rarity. Moreover, it’s already included in the endangered species list since you can’t find it in anywhere else in the planet. You could only see the blossom of it once every 15 years, which only happens between April and May. It costs a whooping amount of $6,000 because of its scarcity.
3. Shenzhen Nongke Orchids
If you really love flowers, buying a piece of it is worth your collection with its exorbitant price of $200,000. It may seem the usual type of orchid, but this type was sold in one of the auctions done in China and a group of scientists made an experiment in growing this orchid for 8 years that made it pricey and costly because of the amount of time allotted before it has finally blossomed. It was bought by an anonymous buyer in 2005 despite of its very staggering amount.
2. Juliet Rose
It took 15 years for the breeder, David Austin, to grow this flower, and it’s really a unique breed that you can’t find anywhere. No wonder why it’s priced at $5.8 million in 2006 during the Chelsea Flower Show, where it was introduced and shown. The price tag of it is equivalent to the number of years put forth by the breeder, and not just because of its exclusivity and solitary description.
1. Kadapul Flower
It is a priceless flower found on this list since the scent of it is really unusual and calming. In fact, there is no specific amount for this kind of specie, having a short life span, only seen growing in Sri Lanka. Unlike other flowers that you can easily purchase in most of the flower farms and shops, this one only lasts for few hours and it only blossoms during night time where you could smell its inviting fragrance. Before twilight begins, you’ll observe that it begins to wilt away. You don’t see it growing anywhere, but it is usually found in the darkest and most hidden of places.