Someone has just bought a plant on Trade Me for $12,250 and we have no idea how to feel about it,
The ‘Philodendron Florida Ghost’ plant was listed with a $1 reserve and it’s fair to assume that the plant’s seller must be pretty stoked with the bidding war that ensured. The listening garnered over 265 bids, before reaching a final bid of $12,250.
The plant is described as a “Rare collectable indoor plant that’s ready for a new home.”
The Philodendren Florida Ghost gets its name from it’s changing leaves, with newest leaves appearing an almost white colour. An image uploaded to Trade Me shows the plant as being just bigger than the size of a standard lighter.
Trade Me spokeswoman spoke in 2020 about the high-price of certain house-plants on the website, “The most expensive houseplant ever sold on Trade Me was a variegated minima which sold for $8150, beating the previous record-holder by $1650.”
Well, this sale CERTAINLY beats any of those! We suspect this Ghost plant might hold the record for quite some time too.