In gift giving, the price tag doesn’t really matter. What matters is the message that is being relayed with the gift. However, we simply cannot help but gasp in great admiration to every gift that costs a fortune. In flowers, for example, receiving a bouquet of 1,000 roses is extremely melting, but that really doesn’t cost a thing compared to these totally shocking expensive flowers in the world.
5. Saffron Crocus
Value: $1,300 - $1,600 per pound
Saffron, although commonly sold as a flower, is more famous for being a spice. Its bright red/yellow stigma is painstakingly removed to produce a spice for various cuisines. Believe it or not, but it takes 80,000 saffron flowers to produce only about 500 grams of saffron spice.
4. Gold of Kinabalu Orchid
Value: $5,500 per flower
This orchid, discovered in 1987, is said to be on the verge of extinction and can only be seen in the Kinabalu National Park of Malaysia. It can take up to 15 years to bloom and only around the months of April and May, and will only last for a year.
3. Shenzhen Nongke Orchid
Value: $290,000 per flower
An orchid developed and cultivated by Chinese Agricultural scientists from Shenzhen Nongke Group. The researchers said it took them eight years to grow and observe this completely man-made orchid. It was auctioned by an anonymous bidder in 2005 for 1.68 million Yuan, making it one of the most expensive flowers in the world. This beautiful orchid with a delicate taste takes four to five years to bloom.
2. Juliet Rose
Value: $15.8 Million
It was first introduced to the world at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2006 by the famous rose breeder David Austin. He said it took him 15 years to grow this flower and more than £3 million to produce. During the 2006 Chelsea, Austin sold this flower for £3-million or about $15.8 million and is now often referred to as the “£3 million Rose”.
1. Kadupul Flower
This is a cactus type found only in Sri Lanka. It only blooms once a year, in the evening and withers away before dawn. It has never been up for sale because when it is picked, it can only last for a few hours thus it is priceless. It is so rare and fragile and has a calming fragrance.
Nature has indeed a lot of priceless gems, not because they don’t have any value, but because they are too rare and beautiful that their value is beyond what the whole humanity can afford.
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