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6 Exceptionally Rare and Beautiful Houseplants You Can Buy Online

Tehrene Firman

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These days, plenty of people have at least one potted monstera. But do they have a variegated monstera with multi-colored leaves? I don’t think so.

If you want something that stand outs, it can be really fun to add rare versions of some of your favorite plants to your collection. Since they’re not exactly found at your local greenhouse, the online marketplace Etsy is home to an entire community of experts from across the country who offer cuttings and seeds (and sometimes full plants!) of plants you’ve never seen. These are some of the best rare houseplants you can buy online.

The best rare houseplants you can find online

1. Variegated Monstera Deliciosa, $290

Photo: Planty Droppin

This plant is for serious plant people only. The rare variegated design is hard to come by, and they don’t come cheap. They’re almost never seen for under $100, and some cuttings go for $400 or more.

2. Philodendron Lacerum, $35

Photo: Tropic Plant Boutique

How cool is this philodendron lacerum plant? It has big leaves with a unique shape you won’t find at your typical greenhouse. These plant cutting come with multiple leaves, nodes, and roots, making sure you’re able to successfully plant it in its new home.

3. Echeveria Cante “White Cloud” Succulent, $24

Photo: Jungle Shop Co.

It’s really hard to find this white variety of succulent. While most succulents are really affordable at $2 or less each, this variety is a little pricier at $24 a pop. Worth it.

4. Croton Codiaeum, $45

Photo: Tropical Plant Boutique

This plant definitely makes a statement with its hard-to-find multi-colored leaves that boast shades of pink, yellow, and orange. Instead of paying for a small cutting, this price gets you a full plant in a 6-inch planter.

5. Philodendron Hastatum “Silver Sword,” $63

Photo: Ella’s Garden

This rare version of the philodendron has unique silvery leaves. In person, the leaves almost appear to be metallic. This one comes in a 4.5 inch pot.

6. DRAGON BONE GHOST CACTUS, $115

Photo: Gomers Gardens

The dragon bone ghost cactus can get tall—I’m talking up to 5 feet. It’s also incredibly eye-catching with its unique white color. While most are green, this one gets its name because of its resemblance to “bones bleached by the sun.”

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