10 rare house plants that have become affordable.
1. Variegated Syngonium
The Variegated Syngoniums: There are so many different types, it’s almost a bit overwhelming. From white variegation till pink variegation, it exists. Just check out this variegated Syngonium for example. Luckily Syngoniums are easy to propagate so they will become way more available in 2022.
2. Philodendron Pink Princess
In 2020 they where pretty rare, Luckily, these will be more available in 2022 because multiple growers are working hard on propagating their mother plants.
3. Monstera Obliqua Perù
For most people, this is the holy grail of rare houseplants, and for sure the most special and rare of the Monsteras. these plants was very rare to spot in nature, but now found in multiple collections throughout Europe. in 2020 the price for a cutting reached 1000 euro, now you can easly find a rooted cutting for 100 euro.
4. Monstera Adansonii Variegata
Probably one of the most wanted of the rare houseplants, this monstera reached crazy prices during the lockdowns. This variegated monstera adansonii originates from Japan but is widely spread nowadays in Europe throughout multiple collections. A 1 leaf cutting with good variegation can set you back around €1500 in 2020, These plants are currently not being produced on a mass scale, but we can see a lot of cuttings in the market.
5. Anthurium Warocqueanum
The Queen Anthurium is one of the most popular Anthuriums of 2022. Unfortunately as of this point not available in garden centers but rarely online. This plant originates from Colombia and is now grown in multiple South American countries and in Asia. The only way of getting these plants was importing them from there or buying one from a european private collector. This anthurium is so popular due to its velvet leaves. Just check it in person, he is stunning.
6. Anthurium Veitchii
The king Anthurium, A lot of people have searched for this rare houseplant this year that has resulted in a huge demand spike. As of this moment, no wholesale grower has sold them yet. The only way you could have obtained one this year is through importing the plant yourself or buying it from a private collector or grower. This Anthurium is wanted for its beautiful ruffled leaves and stunning appearance. Fun fact about this plant it does not require soil to grow. It prefers growing in sphagnum moss due to its epiphytic nature. In the wild, these plants grow in trees, on steep slopes, or on moss covered walls. The leaves can even grow over 1 meter tall
7. Philodendron Gloriosum
The Philodendron Gloriosum is known for its big heart-shaped velvet leaves with beautiful white veining. As you can see these plants can grow big over time. This Philodendron prefers to crawl over climbing, so if you get your hands on one give it a nice pot to crawl in. Multiple growers in Holland and Belgium are currently working on mother plants of this Philodendron. This will result in a bigger availability of this plant in the coming years.
8. Philodendron Melanochrysum
One of the rare houseplants for sure. Its dark green leaves are just perfect. The Melanochrysum is a pretty easy Philodendron to grow indoors when you have it growing in a place with a little higher humidity. The leaves of this philodendron can become huge There are plants in private collections and botanical gardens that sometimes can grow a leaf of over 1 meter long. Luckily these plants have become more available this year due to big-scale production in Holland, these plants will probably become more available in 2022.
9. Philodendron White Princess
The Philodendron White Princess has been around for quite some time in private collections through cutting. But they have hit the market this year in full big potted plants. there are still pretty hard to find they have become easier to get them. We suggest to have a look also on the pink one.
10. Variegated Monsteras Deliciosa
Every plant lover know the monsteras, already but in the last 2 years, the variegated versions have become very popular. There are currently 4 different variegated Monstera deliciosa: these are: Albo Variegata, Aurea Variegata, Sport, Mint and Thai Constellation.
Monstera Albo Variegata
The most common of them all is the Monstera Albo Variegata. These are currently grown by multiple growers in Holland and Belgium. These growers push out the majority of white variegated monsteras on the European market. Due to the slow growth of this plant and the high demand the prices are quite high for a plant with a couple of leaves. We remind that variegation is a genetic mutation of chlorophyll pigment placement in the cells of the leaves.
Monstera Thai Constellation
The monstera Deliciosa Thai Constellation is currently grown by a couple of growers in Holland. they where super limited, but on 2022 we can see a more of these plants for sale in the market. The Thai Constellation originates from you guested it in Thailand, There have been rumors about European and USA growers successfully producing Thai Constellations in their own tissue culture labs. It’s waiting on the growers to roll out big amounts of these plants to satisfy the market, resulting in lower prices.
Monstera Aurea Variegata
The monstera Aurea: “Aurea” in Latin means “gold” so the plant has a little golden touch. As you can see this plant has beautiful yellow variegation on its leaves, it’s absolutely stunning in my quite rare in the market, one way to get these plants is from cuttings in people’s private collections or from Etsy, sometimes some collectors sell cuttings from there plants.
Monstera Deliciosa "Sport"
This Monstera is weird, the variegation on these plants appears green or light yellow. It is commonly referred to as Monstera sport. Just as the Monstera Aurea Variegata, these plants are not being produced on big scales. The only way to get these is through cuttings from existing plants.. But prices dropped easly.