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16 Most Expensive Types of Orchids in the World

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Flowers are a weapon that allows men to melt women’s hearts. Flowers are also one of the best ways to express feelings to others, due to the fact that flowers have their own language, which allows people to smile, especially if the flowers are also given by special people. The flowers themselves have many kinds, including orchids.

Most Expensive Types of Orchids in the World
Most Expensive Types of Orchids in the World

Orchids are a popular type of ornamental plant. Indeed, orchids have many types, shapes and colors, each having its own uniqueness and beauty. Even orchids are the plant species that have the most types compared to other types of plants. The orchid is a type of plant with a fairly high growth rate. Many factors influence the growth of orchids, including genetic factors or orchid species, treatments and, of course, the surrounding conditions surrounding the place of orchid growth. Natural orchids are orchids whose growth and flowering processes are relatively slower than cross-orchid species.

Because of its growing habitat, orchids are classified as epiphytic orchids, litophyte orchids, terrestrial orchids and saprophyte orchids. Live epiphytic orchids attached to other plants but not harmful to those attached to them are Oncidium orchids, dendrobium, lunar orchids, cattle and vanda. While terrestrial orchids or soil orchids are orchids that grow on the ground and need direct sunlight such as Renanthera, Aranthera, Aranda and Arachnis orchids. Litofit orchids are orchids that grow on rocks and resist full sun, such as dendrobium phalaenopsis. While saprophyte orchids, which are orchids that grow on supports containing humus or dry leaves and require little sunlight for example, are goodyera. Depending on its type, orchids have many kinds of orchids. Each of these types usually has a different shape and color from each other. Some types of orchids are known for their extraordinary beauty and the sale price is therefore very high, ranging from millions to hundreds of millions.

The most expensive types of orchids in the world
The most expensive types of orchids in the world

There is no doubt that orchids are a much-loved ornamental flowering plant. It is not uncommon for orchid fans to be willing to spend a lot of money to get orchids considered good. to assess whether an orchid flower is good enough, whether it has a high selling value or not, is an assessment of the shape of orchids, which includes the roundness of orchids and the fullness and flattiness of orchids. The roundness of the orchids can be considered ideal when the ends are interconnected to form a circle with a central point on the pole. The fullness of orchid flowers is determined by the number of pieces of orchid flowers capable of filling the circle that connects the end of the sepal, the petal and the labelle, while the flattening of the orchids can be seen from what distance the condition of the sepals, petals and the labelle can be placed on a plane.

In addition to being seen from the shape, you need to determine if the orchids are of good quality and have a high market value, including by their color. The orchid’s colour assessment includes 3 elements, namely the colour of the orchid as a whole, the color of the sepals, the color of the petal orchids and the color of the labellum orchids. It is said that the orchid has a good color when the color is light and bright and the whole shows harmony and beauty. The colour criteria of sepals and petals are almost the same as those of general colours, while the colour criteria for labellum orchids must be more marked than those of sepals and orchid petals.

It is also important to note in the choice of orchids an assessment of the characteristics of orchids, including the size of the flowers, the thickness of the orchids that can be affected, the regularity of the surface of the orchids coated with a wax layer, the higher the number of flowers in a stem and the better the quality. While seen from the stem, a good orchid stem should be robust, grow perpendicular to the top and length of the stem in harmony with the flower.

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Some types of orchids are known to have very high prices, even the price seems unreasonable. But anything becomes possible and makes sense for orchid lovers. Is an orchid from Shenzhen with a selling value of 2.7 billion rupees. Of course, this is a fantastic value; With this value, you should be able to purchase a home, a car and various luxury items. This orchid is the result of 8 years of laboratory research. The duration of the study had an influence on the selling price of this flower. Imagine, Shenzhen orchids are worth 2.7 billion rupees.

Besides Orchid Shenzhen, there are actually many other species of expensive orchids that also have high sales values, ranging from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions. Some types of orchids known to have a high selling value are:

The most expensive types of orchids in the world

1.Orchid Shenzhen Nongke

Orchid Shenzhen Nongke
Orchid Shenzhen Nongke

There are currently orchids that grow naturally, some are also the result of crosses. Shenzhen Nongke Orchid is the result of a cross-breeding by man. Shenzhen Nongke Orchid was developed by the Shenzhen Nongke agricultural company. The name of the company later became the name of this orchid flower. The Shenzhen Nongke orchid is greenish yellow with part of the red heart mixed with white tongue. Like orchids in general, this orchid has 5 flower petals.

2. Orchid Moustache Mustache

Orchid Moustache Mustache
Orchid Moustache Mustache

The genus Paphiopedilum is estimated to have 60 or 70 species, many of which are believed to be found in the Himalayas, South Asia, Indonesia, particularly Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Papua. The orchid, nicknamed the orchid bag, lives ideally at temperatures between 18.5 and 20 degrees Celsius. This group, also known as the “Miss Sandals” or “Lady Slipper,” is named after the flower’s lips because the flower’s lips look like a large bag and look like a sandal. In addition to the designation above the orchid, it is often given the pseudonym as an orchid mustache shoe.

It took the researchers 8 years to grow it. It takes five years to see this orchid bloom. This orchid is very rare. In 2005, Shenzhen Nongke orchids were auctioned at 1.68 million yuan, or about 2 billion rupees. This makes this flower the most expensive orchid in the world. Uniquely, the name of the person who bought this orchid is unknown.

3. Black Orchid

Black Orchid
Black Orchid

The black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata) is a species of orchid that grows in the Malay Peninsula, Kalimantan and Sumatra. The black orchid is the mascot of the flora of the province of East Kalimantan. Currently, the natural habitat of black orchids has declined significantly due to the reduction in Kalimantan’s forest area, but is still found in a small number of Kersik Luway reserves. It is estimated that more figures are in the hands of orchid collectors.

4. Sugarcane Orchid

Sugarcane Orchid
Sugarcane Orchid

Sugarcane orchids (Grammatophyllum speciosum) are the largest, largest and heaviest of the other types of orchids. In a family of adults, sugarcane orchids can weigh more than a ton and have a panicule length of up to 3 meters with a panicule diameter of about 1.5 to 2 cm. This is why this plant deserves the title of giant orchid or giant orchid the largest and heaviest.

5.Moon orchid

The moon orchid (Phalaenopsis amabilis) or the charm of its charm is one of the national flowers of Indonesia. Discovered for the first time by a Dutch botanist, Dr. C.L. Blume.

This orchid plant is widespread from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua, to Australia. Epiphytic lifestyle by attaching to tree trunks or branches in forests and flourishing up to 600 meters above sea level.

Moon orchid
Moon orchid

The moon’s orchids are included in monopodial plants that love a little sun to support their life. The leaves are green with an elongated shape. The roots are white and elongated and fleshy. The flowers have a light fragrance and a long flowering and can reach up to 10 cm in diameter.

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6.Orchid Pouch

Paphiopedilum, often called the Venus slipper, is a genus of the Cypripedioideae subfamily of the lady slipper of the flowering plant family, Orchidaceae. The genus includes about 80 accepted taxa, including several natural hybrids. The genus is native to Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, southern China, New Guinea and the Solomon and Bismarck Islands.

Orchid Pouch
Orchid Pouch

The species and their hybrids are widely cultivated and are known either as paphiopedilums or by the abbreviation paphs in horticulture.
While some are real epiphytes and some are lithophytes. These sympodial orchids are devoid of pseudobulbs. Instead, they develop robust shoots, each with several leaves; some are hemicryptophytes. The leaves can be short and rounded or long and narrow and usually have a marbled pattern. When older shoots die, the newer ones take over. Each new shoot blooms only once at the end of its growth, which produces a scrape between fleshy and succulent leaves. The roots are thick and fleshy. The potted plants form a large piece of roots that, when untangled, can grow up to 1 m long.

Members of this genus are considered highly collectible by orchid lovers because of the curious and unusual shape of their flowers. Alongside Cypripedium, Mexipedium, Phragmipedium and Selenipedium, the genus belongs to the Cypripedioideae subfamily, commonly known as “slippers” because of the unusual shape of the flower pouch-shaped labellum. The pouch traps insects in search of nectar, they will have to climb in front of the staminode, behind which they collect or deposit pollinia. Orchids of this genus are notoriously difficult to spread through tissue culture; From 2016, commercial cultivation is almost exclusively based on seeds. This means that each plant is unique.
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum Orchid of the Eastern Himalayas, India

Members of this kind have unusual stomata. While most terrestrial plant “stomata” have guard cells with chloroplasts in their cytoplasm, this is not the case with Paphiopedilum stomata. This difference results in a simpler but weaker control of the stomatic function. For example, most plants near the stomata react to blue or red light, but Paphiopedilum’s guard cells react only to blue light. The lack of chloroplasts makes it a valuable asset for researchers studying stomatal functions. For example, it uncovered intracellular events prior to the closure of the stomata.

7.Kinabalu Gold Orchid

Kinabalu Gold Orchid
Kinabalu Gold Orchid

The Golden Kinabalu orchid is one of the few orchid plants of this orchid plant in Malaysia. Angrek Emas Kinabalu is sold at a price of about 76 million rupees, the price includes the price is very suitable for everything. Because in the orchid flower it will grow for 15 years to be able to flower, where umura aged 8 to 10 years enters adulthood. With regard to the flowering period at Angrrek Emas Kinabalu, the age range is 15 years, so it will be very reasonable if the price is very high.

8.Dendrobium Orchid

Dendrobium Orchid
Dendrobium Orchid

Dendrobium orchids are one of the most expensive orchids at the moment, but for Dendrobium orchids, they are not as expensive as Rothschild or other orchids. But it remains one of the most expensive types of orchids, because its flower has a very beautiful fragrant shape. In addition, there are also several species of Dendrobium orchids such as Dendrobium ostrinoglossum, Dendrobium catinecloesum, Dendrobium macrophyllum and many others.

9.Rothschild Orchids

Rothschild orchids or often called Gold of Kinabalu Orchid is one of the most expensive orchids and orchids are very rare.

Rothschild Orchids
Rothschild Orchids

Therefore, the price of Rothschild orchid flowers at very high price, which for the price reaches 62 million rupees. The price is indeed very comparable to everything, especially Rothschild orchids are very rare and also for flowering, it reaches the eight-year deadline.

10.Blind Orchid

The Kebutan orchid or Ascocentrum Miniatum is one of the most expensive orchids with a very interesting flower shape.

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Blind Orchid
Blind Orchid

In addition, the Kebutan orchid has very bright colors with a characteristic orange color and is certainly very beautiful. For the accelerated orchid itself, it is very similar to a place with a height of 0-1200 m, so it will be perfect in mountainous regions.

11.Orchid Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis orchids, or we often call the moon orchid flowers, are very easy to find, as they are still numerous in this type.

Orchid Phalaenopsis
Orchid Phalaenopsis

The Phalaenopsis orchid is one of the most expensive orchid species, where the flower has a very fragrant aroma, a very beautiful shape and a very beautiful one. At the moment, many orchid lovers have already grown orchids, not for private collections or even for orchid companies.

12.Orchid Spoon

Orchid Spoon
Orchid Spoon

Not only one of the most expensive orchids, but also one of the rarest species. Even the government has made orchids with a spoon as government-protected plants, as the population shrinks. Regarding the peculiarities of the orchid flowers in spoon, where the flowers have a yellow color with shades of white in the center.

13. Bulan Bintang Orchid

There are currently many of the most expensive types of orchids, including the Bintang Bintang orchid or Paraphalaenopsis denevei. In this type of flower has a very beautiful shape, moon orchid star will be easy to find at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. In this species, there are 4 species, namely Paraphalaenopsis denevei, Paraphalaenopsis labukensis, Paraphalaenopsis laycockii and Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua.

14.West Kalimantan Orchid Month

The last most expensive species of orchid is the West Kalimantan Orchids or often called Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua. In the most expensive orchid, this one has white and yellow in the middle, so it is very beautiful. The shape is very beautiful, making the price very expensive and it’s just that for now we are not easy to find this orchid flower.

Bulan Bintang Orchid
Bulan Bintang Orchid

 

West Kalimantan Orchid Month
West Kalimantan Orchid Month

These are some of the most expensive types of orchids, where certain types of orchids like above are not easy to find. As there are several almost extinct types, the price of orchids is very high. Also, to take care of orchids like above, you need to be especially careful that orchids do not die. That’s what we can pass on to all of you. It is hoped that the most expensive information on the above types of orchids can be useful to all orchid lovers.

15.Recruitment of Orchids

Recruitment of orchids
Recruitment of orchids

The Jamrut or Dendrobium macrophyllum orchid is the second most expensive orchid species in the world. This species of orchid is widespread in many parts of Indonesia, the Philippines, Fiji, Samoa and many other places corresponding to this flower. As for the characteristics of the orchid, Jamrut has a flower size of 2.5 cm and a size of up to 10 to 40 cm for the adult size.

16.Hartinah Orchid

Hartinah Orchid
Hartinah Orchid

There are many of the most expensive orchid species at the moment, one of which is the Hartinah orchid or the Tien Soeharto orchid with the Latin name Cymbidium hartinahianum. For the most expensive type of orchid, it can only grow in certain areas such as North Sumatra and the hartinah orchid was first discovered in 1976. The characteristics of this orchid grow, which is very attractive for open spaces and humid temperatures.

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