I’m a gardener who’s always looking for the next best plant. I’ve tried my hand at everything from cacti to succulents, but lately I’ve been obsessed with houseplants. The problem is that they’re not always easy to keep alive and sometimes cost more than you’d expect. To help make sure you don’t overspend on plants, here are five of the most expensive ones out there:
Gold-Clad Kalanchoe Plant
The gold-clad kalanchoe plant, or Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, is a perennial succulent that grows in the United States and Europe.
It’s native to the Mediterranean region as well as tropical regions of South Africa. In its natural habitat, it can reach up to 4 feet tall with an equal spread. It can also survive in warm temperatures down to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA Hardiness Zone 10).
Purple Waffle Plant
The Purple Waffle Plant is a succulent that can be found in the wild in Africa, but can also be grown indoors. This plant can be grown outdoors during summer and winter and indoors year round. If you choose to grow it indoors, this plant will thrive on your windowsill if it gets enough sunlight or under artificial lights for eight hours per day.
As long as you water well and keep it warm (between 70-80 degrees), your Purple Waffle Plant should do well regardless of whether you put it outside during summer or leave it in your home year round. It makes an excellent addition to any room because of its unique shape and vibrant colors!
Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) is a slow-growing, but long-lived plant that can live for up to 50 years. It’s considered one of the most popular and reliable houseplants in America. Lady Palm should be planted outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11 (with protection from winter cold). If you keep this palm indoors, place it in an area with indirect sunlight so it doesn’t scorch its leaves.
In addition to low light conditions, Lady Palms thrive when they’re kept at temperatures between 65 degrees F and 70 degrees F with humidity levels between 40% and 60%. To ensure that your Lady Palm remains healthy and beautiful for many years to come, water them only when the top inch of soil feels dry—and then do so sparingly so as not to overwater them!
The Chinese Evergreen is a slow-growing plant that will eventually fill a large container. It’s known for its glossy, dark green leaves that turn brown in winter and then reemerge in spring. The Chinese Evergreen can be kept as an indoor ornamental plant or taken outside during warm weather when placed in partial shade (morning sun only), frequent watering, and very little fertilizer (if at all).
When grown indoors, this plant likes to dry out between waterings but must not become root-bound or pot bound. For this reason it’s best planted in a deep container where it has room to grow without becoming root bound by the soil around its roots. The Chinese Evergreen also makes an excellent office plant because it requires little care except for the occasional misting with room temperature water every few weeks during summer months when temperatures are hot outside your office building!
Bird’s Nest Fern
The bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus) has a long history as a symbol of wealth and prosperity, and it can be found in the gardens of many royal estates. Its delicate fronds are often sold at auction for thousands of dollars. Native to tropical rainforests around the world, this slow-growing plant can live for decades if properly cared for. It is susceptible to spider mites and scale insects, both of which can eat away at its leaves if left untreated.
Bird’s nest ferns are also difficult to propagate; their roots are very delicate and must remain moist at all times if you want them to survive in your home or office space!
Make sure to choose your hardest-working plants carefully, as they can be costly.
It’s been proven that house plants can improve your health, air quality and mood. They also help make your home look pretty and add some greenery to an otherwise boring space.
But if you’re looking to invest in a plant but don’t want it to cause problems for you later on down the road, it’s important to choose wisely. The most expensive houseplants are the ones that will ultimately require more maintenance and care from their owner. So before you buy any of these pricey plants, consider how much time and energy you’ll have for them (and how much it will cost).
In summary, it’s important to choose your most expensive plants carefully. These are the ones that will make the biggest impact in your home, so be sure that they are going to get enough light and water (and care).