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Rare Plants Accidentally Sold At B&Q Could Be Worth Thousands

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Rare Plants Accidentally Sold At B&Q Could Be Worth Thousands

After spending lots of time at home over the past few months, many of us became plant mums and dads, picking up any number of shrubs to decorate the house during lockdown.

But what if we told you that there's a chance your little potted plant could potentially be worth a small fortune?

That's exactly what happened to a small selection of B&Q and Lidl customers who unknowingly picked up house plants worth thousands - at a seriously reduced price!

These pricey plants were available to buy from B&Q for almost nothing! (Credit: PA)
These pricey plants were available to buy from B&Q for almost nothing! (Credit: PA)
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There are five different types of rare plants that briefly popped up in supermarkets and garden centres across the UK, and if you were one of the lucky buyers, you could have your hands on a gold mine.

If you do end up with one of these plants in your home, there's no need to sell it off in one go, either. You could earn thousands by just clipping off a leaf or a stem.

So how do you know if you've got one of these rare shrubs?

According to MyLondon, the first to keep an eye out for is the Variegated Monstera Adansonii.

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To give you an idea of its value, a single leaf from the Adansonii plant is available to buy on Etsy for a whopping £1,533.39!

 Variegated Monstera Adansonii.  (Credit: Etsy)
Variegated Monstera Adansonii. (Credit: Etsy)

The second plant to keep an eye out for is the Pink Princess Philodendron.

Recognised for its pink leaves, a full-sized mature Pink Princess Philodendron could be sold for up to £2,228, and the leaves alone can go for an impressive £200!

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Pink Princess Philodendron (Credit: Etsy)
Pink Princess Philodendron (Credit: Etsy)

Number three is the Monstera Obliqua - another plant known for its fragile, hole-filled leaves.

Those leaves, however, can be sold for up to £1,590. We're really kicking ourselves now!

Monstera Obliqua. (Credit: Etsy)
Monstera Obliqua. (Credit: Etsy)
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Cousin of the Monstera Adansonii, the Variegated Monstera Deliciosa is another plant that could earn you big bucks.

Nicknamed the "Swiss cheese" plant for its many holes, the vining plant originates from South and Central America.

If you manage to pick up a real Monstera Deliciosa, it's definitely time to break out your wishlist. Just one branch of this plant could go for up to £4,562!

Monstera Deliciosa. (Credit: Etsy)
Monstera Deliciosa. (Credit: Etsy)
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Finally, if you recently purchased a Philodendron White Princess or White Knight, you'll be laughing to the bank.

The plants produce rare white leaves that can be worth hundreds, but are often sold for much cheaper when the white leaves are mistaken for signs of disease.

A Philodendron White Princess or White Knight could be sold from anywhere between £400 and £4,216.

Philodendron White Princess. (Credit: Etsy)
Philodendron White Princess. (Credit: Etsy)

We need to start reading up on our plants. We're not missing out on this again!

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: News, Home

Ali Condon
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