Here’s The Reason Why This Plant Was Sold For Rs 4 Lakh In New Zealand

Plant named Philodendron Minima had sparked a bidding war in the country.

Sohil Nikam

September 5, 2020

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A tiny plant that was being auctioned on a website in New Zealand has fetched a winning bid of NZ$ 8,150, which is the equivalent of nearly Rs 4 lakh. The plant is a Philodendron Minima, but what makes it special is that it’s of the variegated variety, which means it has unique colouration on its leaves, making it extremely rare. Since variegated plants rarely occur naturally, they are highly sought-after by horticulturalists and collectors.

The buyer from New Zealand has said that he has acquired the plant for creating a “tropical paradise.” He also mentioned that he had made the purchase along with two other people. “We’re building a tropical paradise, it will be a bird and butterfly house with a fully-enclosed restaurant in the middle of a tropical garden, and we want to have the best rare collection of tropical plants in New Zealand inside of there. This facility that we’re building is going to be one of a kind in New Zealand and probably one of a kind in most parts of the world,” he said.

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