The Top 10 Most Expensive Flowers in the World
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Today we’re looking at some of the most beautiful, rare, distinctive and expensive flowers in the world.
The earliest flower fossils date back to over 1 million years ago.
Flowers are as old as the earth itself and have been used for centuries,
用途有装饰 药用 调味和烹饪
for decorative purposes, medicinal uses, and for flavoring and cooking.
The earliest known flower arrangement stayed back to ancient Egypt.
And Egyptians were decorating with flowers as early as 2500 BC.
Scientists have determined that there are over 270,000 species of flowers growing
in the 21st century.
Flowers are associated with many cultures, legends,
symbolic meanings and traditional ceremonies.
In modern times, flowers are given as a gift to express love,
友情 感恩 感谢 悲痛 懊悔等种种情感的礼物
friendship, gratitude, appreciation, grief, remorse and more.
Most flower species have been growing naturally for centuries,
but some are manufactured by scientists or horticulturalists
to create a specific look or composition.
Flowers form a part of all of the important occasions in the world today.
They are commonly given on Valentine’s Day and on Mother’s Day and
can be used to decorate for important events, such as birthdays and weddings.
Others have an interest in flowers as a hobby and grow them in their gardens.
Some examples of extravagant uses of flowers are found at the high-profile weddings.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
spent 120,000 dollars on flowers for their wedding.
But that was nothing compared to these 670,000 dollars
spent on flowers for the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Flowers price is based on a number of factors,
but the primary factors are how rare a flower is
and how distinctive its appearance is.
其他因素有颜色 产地 大小 种植成本
Other factors include color, native location, size, cost of development,
种植难易度 香味 供求关系和寿命
ease of cultivation, aroma, supply and demand and length of life.
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So with that being said,
let’s take a look at the best flowers that
money can buy with these top 10 most expensive flowers in the world.
Price: $4 per stem
Lisianthus is also called eustoma grandiflorum.
This flower blooms annually and it’s found in the warm regions of the southern USA,
northern South America, the Caribbean and Mexico.
They are also available in different colors,
蓝色 紫罗兰色 淡紫色 白色和紫色
including blue, violet, lavender, white and purple.
This beautiful flower is sold at $35 per bundle, or around $4 per stem.
This flower is more expensive due to the fact that it only blooms once a year.
The seeds are placed on the surface of the ground, not buried.
It grows 15 to 60 centimetres in height,
叶多汁 茎长 呈漏斗型
and has succulent leaves and long stems that are funnel shaped.
The flowers are high maintenance and they are very tricky to grow.
After being cut from the stem, the flower can live for a maximum of three weeks.
9. Lily of the Valley
Price: $5 per stem
A lily of the Valley is a very sweet scented flower, but it’s also very poisonous.
It thrives in The Woodlands and is native to the temperate northern parts of Europe and Asia.
These are among the most expensive flowers in the world.
A bunch goes for 143 dollars.
And if you want a bouquet, you’ll have to part with around 350.
The flowers stems can range from 15 to 30 centimetres in height.
And it has two leaves that are 10 to 25 centimetres long.
The flower blooms in late spring,
and if it isn’t picked in just the right way, its lifespan shortens dramatically.
There are many legends associated with this flower as well.
Some legends say that it comes from the blood of St.Leonard as he battled the dragon,
and others say they formed from the ears of Eve in the Bible.
Price: $7 per stem
The hydrangea is a genus that has around 70 to 75 species throughout the world,
and flowers are native to eastern and southern Asia and the Americas.
It is available in white blooms as well as a variety of colors,
还包括紫罗兰色 紫色 粉色和蓝色
including violet, purple, pink and blue.
The pure blue hydrangea costs around $7 per stem.
This flowering plant is very unique in nature.
花密集 呈球形 花型丰满
It has a number of small flowers on every stem that are clustered in a circular way.
It grows in early spring and late autumn.
The shrub can grow to 3 metres.
The pH scale of the soil determines the color of the flower,
so harvesters need to be careful not to alter the contents of the soil.
Its lifespan is very limited.
When picked, it can only survive a day.
This is a flower that is typically used for special occasions, like weddings.
7. Gloriosa Lily
Price: $10 per stem
The Gloriosa Lily is a distinctive flower that is native to Asia and South Africa only.
This is one of the most expensive flowers because it’s so unique and rare.
This vibrant flower has extended tendrils that support the blooms’ weight.
It has flexed petals that changed color from the tip all the way to the center.
依次为橙 红 黄 绿
It comes in orange, red, yellow and yellow green.
Today you can get this flower for about $10 per stem.
6. The 17th Century Tulip Bulb
Price: $600-1,000 per bud
In 1673, people were going crazy over this tulip bud.
In fact, they were sold at the time for an amount
that would have been enough to feed and close an entire family for six months.
This bulb has a lot of history.
And even today, it’s considered to be more valuable than gold.
A single bud can cost between 600 to 1,000 dollars.
5. Saffron Crocus
Price: $1,500 per pound
The Saffron Crocus is purple in color, but the stamen is yellow.
This is the one feature that makes this flower stand out.
The flower is commonly used as a spice,
but it also is sold in flower form.
The spice made from the flower actually costs more per ounce than gold does.
Therefore, this makes the flower one of the most expensive and in-demand flowers of the world.
A pound of the saffron powder costs around $1,500.
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4. Gold of Kinabalu Orchid
Price: $5,000 per stem
This is one of the rarest flowers in the world,
which is one reason why the gold of Kinabalu Orchid
makes its way so high up on this list.
This orchid is only found in the Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia.
It’s sometimes referred to as the wroth shields slipper orchid,
and it’s a large clear leaf species.
It’s a rare and endangered species as well
that takes 15 years to grow and bloom.
Because it’s nearly extinct,
it’s impossible to buy from even the most elite flower shops.
It has been purchased on the black market for around 5,000 dollars per stem.
3. Shenzhen Nongke Orchid
The Shenzhen Nongke Orchid was developed in a lab
and got its name from the Shenzhen Nongke group,
the Agricultural Research Corporation that developed it.
It took the researchers about 8 years to grow and observe the ultra rare flower.
It takes up to 5 years for the orchid to bloom,
which is another reason why the price tag is so high.
the cultivated orchid sold for 1.68 million yuan or around two 202,000 dollars.
This made it the most expensive single flower ever sold.
2. Juliet Rose
有人说 玫瑰芳名改 芬芳如常在
They say, a rose by any other name still smells as sweet.
Well, that could be true.
But with such a high price tag, the Juliet Rose beats them all.
The four million dollar price actually refers to
how much it cost famed rose breeder David Austin
to create this rose hybrid over 15 years time.
But the Juliet Rose still stands as the most expensive rose in the world.
This apricot colored flower
was introduced at the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show and
immediately became one of the most sought-after flowers in the world.
1. Kadupul Flower
This is it.
The most expensive flower in the world is the Kadupul Flower.
This flower is so valuable.
It literally is priceless.
Catching even a single glimpse of this flower in bloom is almost impossible,
as it blooms only once a year in the dark and withers before daybreak.
It’s impossible to sell this flower,
because considerable damage is done when the flower is picked.
Also, it only grows in Sri Lanka.
And it’s actually a flower in cactus that produces delicate white flowers.
The flower has a rich history in Japan
where its name translates as beauty under the moon.
There you have it, Aluxers,
the most expensive flowers that can be found throughout the world today.
So tell us, what do you think,
Are costly and rare flowers are worth the money or are they just a waste?
Let us know what you think in the comments.
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Here’s a bonus fact just for you.
The most expensive bouquet of roses in the world
is sold by a London flower shop every year for Valentine’s Day.
It’s comprised of 1,000 long stems South American roses
which are the largest roses in the world.
The bouquet is available during a limited time for $13,000
or if you really want to splurge,
you can add an iPad and a bottle of Cristal champagne
for a total of 14,500 dollars.
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