The Covid-19 pandemic sent prices for houseplants in Singapore shooting into the stratosphere. Photo: Shutterstock
The Covid-19 pandemic sent prices for houseplants in Singapore shooting into the stratosphere. Photo: Shutterstock

In Singapore, rare plants sell online for US$40,000 as hobbyists indulge a passion born of the pandemic

  • A booming marketplace for rare and costly houseplants has emerged in Singapore since last year, when pandemic-associated restrictions kept many indoors
  • Prize specimens can still be found listed online for as much as US$43,800 – but amid the transition towards living with Covid-19, sales have taken a tumble

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic sent prices for houseplants in Singapore shooting into the stratosphere. Photo: Shutterstock
The Covid-19 pandemic sent prices for houseplants in Singapore shooting into the stratosphere. Photo: Shutterstock
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