Did you know that some flowers can cost millions of dollars? Fortunately, the cut flowers from a Singapore’s Online Florist are the affordable kind. Even the most opulent grand opening flowers are chump change compared to blooms elsewhere in the world that are so expensive they can break the bank.
Just in case you’re wondering, here are the world’s most expensive flowers.
5. 17th Century Tulip
The Tulipmania of the 1600s makes the 17th Century Tulip one of the most expensive flowers in the world. It became a status symbol for wealthy Dutch that the rising demand drove tulip prices to exaggerated heights. It was reportedly selling for up to $5,700, a small fortune even by today’s standard.
4. Gold Kinabalu Orchid
Cost: $6,500 per orchid
This rare orchid can only be found inside the Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia. It only grows in the months of April and May, and the flower can take years to bloom! This green and red orchid is so rare that it can fetch a staggering $6,500 per orchid.
3. Shenzhen Nongke Orchid
This man-made orchid was developed in a lab by agricultural research corporation Shenzhen Nongke Group. It took them eight years to develop and cultivate, afterwards it was auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for an estimated $202,000!
2. Juliet Rose
Cost: $15.8 million
Who doesn’t love Roses? We actually go to great lengths trying to extend the life of the beautiful cut flowers we receive on Valentine’s Day with proper flower care. And if you’re lucky enough to get a rare and coveted Juliet Rose, you may go to even greater lengths to preserve it. After all, a bouquet can cost up to $15.8 million! This was first showcased in 2006 at the Chelsea Flower Show in all its pale peach glory.
1. Kadupul Flower
Rarity is one of the reasons why certain flowers are sold at obscene prices. And none is rarer than Sri Lanka’s Kadupul Flower. This flower takes the top spot because it hasn’t actually been sold because of its delicate nature on top of its rarity. This white flower only blooms at night and only survives for a few hours which makes sighting quite impossible. Picking it would also damage the flower, so it is not being sold at all.
There you have it! While you cannot get your hand on any of these bank-breaking blooms, you can always treat yourself from any of Her Flowers lovely and budget-friendly bouquets!