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Monstera Plants for sale near me
In recent years, Monstera plants have been all over Instagram and Pinterest feeds. This tall, tropical plant, also known as the “Swiss Cheese Plant” has uniquely perforated leaves and a vibrant green color that is reminiscent of its native jungle environment.
Even more popular is the variegated Monstera. With white-green leaves. There are a few different variegated varieties, of which the Monstera Delisioca ‘Albo-Variegata’ is the most striking one. But they are very rare and quite expensive. Beginning of this year a Swiss cheese plant sparked an online bidding war as a botanist spends thousands on it.
Why Are They So Hard To Find?
Many plants with white variegation tend to be more delicate than their green counterparts, and the variegated Monstera Deliciosa Albo Variegata is no exception. They produce less chlorophyll, and as such photosynthesize a great deal less. Growing them is not only slow but also requires a certain level of skill. Combine this with incredibly high demand, and you’ve got a rare plant that is going to be tough to find, and if you do find it, it will cost you!
The Most Expensive House Plant in the World
A Swiss cheese plant has sold for almost $5,000 after botanists battled for the monstera in a fierce online bidding war. There were 182 bids for the monstera deliciosa albo variegata by the time the auction closed on the New Zealand website Trade Me.