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In the world of plants, some have been known to exist. But some have been lost to time, and others have not been discovered yet.

These plants are so rare; in fact, it's hard to believe they even exist.

We have created a list of the top 5 of these plants - the ones you might never get a chance to see otherwise.

Here's our list of five rare species that won't be found growing around every corner.

Top 5 World's Rarest Plants

  1. Rafflesia Arnoldii

Commonly referred to as the world’s largest individual flower or ‘the great padma’, Rafflesia Arnoldii, is one of the rarest plants to find. Another name given to this plant is ‘corpse plant’, because of its strong and unpleasant odour similar to that of decaying flesh.

This plant is stemless, leafless, parasitic, with an apetalous flower measuring 3 inches-3 feet in diameter. With its number now greatly reduced, it is considered an endangered species.

You may find Rafflesia Arnoldii in the dense rainforests of Sumatra, Borneo, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

 

  • Encephalartos Woodii

Also known as Wood’s cycad, Encephalartos Woodii, is a rare cycad and one of the rarest plants in the world. This plant is considered being extinct in the wild with all specimens being clones of the type.

This cycad variety had both male and female plants, but specimens of female plants no longer exist, which has halted propagation. The male plant is now being conserved.

The Encephalartos Woodii is found in the oNgoye Forest of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

  • Nepenthes Tenax

This tropical pitcher plant is a lowland species native to northern Queensland, Australia. It has a pitcher-shaped flower on its top that measures up to 15cms. The plant itself grows up to a height of 100cms.

As a carnivorous plant, Nepenthes Tenax feeds on frogs and insects, but occasionally rats can be found digesting within it.

This plant is now a part of the endangered species of the world.

  • Pennantia Baylisiana

Scoring a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s rarest tree, Pennantia Baylisiana is an extinct plant of the world that is very rare to find. Only one tree survives at the Three Kings Islands off the New Zealand coast.

There are some controversial findings of this plant's gender. While some botanists argue that this is a female species, some state otherwise.

Pennantia Baylisiana has a slow growth rate, taking about ten years to grow into a mature plant, provided it is in a favourable environment.

  • Ghost Orchid

Named after the shape of its petals, the Ghost Orchid is listed as one of the rarest plants in the world. It’s found in Cuba, Florida, and the Bahamas.

When this uncommon orchid blooms, it gives off a soap-like odour.

This plant requires high temperature and high humidity to grow, making it nearly impossible to cultivate outside its natural habitat. Hence, the fact that most of its natural habitat is getting destroyed makes the Ghost Orchid even rarer.

 

Some plants are rarer than others; as in the plants listed above. They are either endangered or extinct and are prone to stop existing.

It's important to always encourage plant conservation and help them avoid becoming extinct.

 

Care Tips for Rare Plants

  • Put them in their natural environments

One of the major reasons why these plants are rare is because they can only live in a certain environment. And when they are in the wrong environments and subjected to unfavourable conditions, they can’t survive.

To keep these rare plants alive and healthy, gardeners need to make sure that they are put in their natural environments respectively. For instance, Rafflesia arnoldii grows in the rainforests of Indonesia, Encephalartos Woodii is endemic to the oNgoye Forest of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

 

  • Let there be the right amount of light

For every photosynthetic plant, sunlight is essential for its survival. However, if not regularized, the amount of sunlight that a plant gets exposed to can threaten its health.

To put rare plants in their best environments, gardeners must consider the exact range of sunlight that’s required by the plant to thrive.

 

  • Get them the right dirt

Rare plants need the right supplements of nutrients to survive. And to give them the right nutrients, gardeners must place them on the right soil, provide them with the right manure while avoiding under- or over-feeding them.

 

  • Don’t overwater them, don’t underwater them

Another essential tip of caring for rare plants is to provide them with only the right amount of water. Rare plants can only survive when they are watered appropriately – not under-watered or over-watered.

 

  • Taking care of rare plants is tricky but it is possible.

As uncommon plants, it’s understandable that most gardeners are not used to caring for them, and this can be challenging and tricky. However, when put in the right environment, promptly provided with their essentials, and paid rapt attention to, rare plants can thrive and live healthily.

 

Read more

In the world of plants, some have been known to exist. But some have been lost to time, and others have not been discovered yet.

These plants are so rare; in fact, it's hard to believe they even exist.

We have created a list of the top 5 of these plants - the ones you might never get a chance to see otherwise.

Here's our list of five rare species that won't be found growing around every corner.

Top 5 World's Rarest Plants

  1. Rafflesia Arnoldii

Commonly referred to as the world’s largest individual flower or ‘the great padma’, Rafflesia Arnoldii, is one of the rarest plants to find. Another name given to this plant is ‘corpse plant’, because of its strong and unpleasant odour similar to that of decaying flesh.

This plant is stemless, leafless, parasitic, with an apetalous flower measuring 3 inches-3 feet in diameter. With its number now greatly reduced, it is considered an endangered species.

You may find Rafflesia Arnoldii in the dense rainforests of Sumatra, Borneo, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

 

  • Encephalartos Woodii

Also known as Wood’s cycad, Encephalartos Woodii, is a rare cycad and one of the rarest plants in the world. This plant is considered being extinct in the wild with all specimens being clones of the type.

This cycad variety had both male and female plants, but specimens of female plants no longer exist, which has halted propagation. The male plant is now being conserved.

The Encephalartos Woodii is found in the oNgoye Forest of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

  • Nepenthes Tenax

This tropical pitcher plant is a lowland species native to northern Queensland, Australia. It has a pitcher-shaped flower on its top that measures up to 15cms. The plant itself grows up to a height of 100cms.

As a carnivorous plant, Nepenthes Tenax feeds on frogs and insects, but occasionally rats can be found digesting within it.

This plant is now a part of the endangered species of the world.

  • Pennantia Baylisiana

Scoring a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s rarest tree, Pennantia Baylisiana is an extinct plant of the world that is very rare to find. Only one tree survives at the Three Kings Islands off the New Zealand coast.

There are some controversial findings of this plant's gender. While some botanists argue that this is a female species, some state otherwise.

Pennantia Baylisiana has a slow growth rate, taking about ten years to grow into a mature plant, provided it is in a favourable environment.

  • Ghost Orchid

Named after the shape of its petals, the Ghost Orchid is listed as one of the rarest plants in the world. It’s found in Cuba, Florida, and the Bahamas.

When this uncommon orchid blooms, it gives off a soap-like odour.

This plant requires high temperature and high humidity to grow, making it nearly impossible to cultivate outside its natural habitat. Hence, the fact that most of its natural habitat is getting destroyed makes the Ghost Orchid even rarer.

 

Some plants are rarer than others; as in the plants listed above. They are either endangered or extinct and are prone to stop existing.

It's important to always encourage plant conservation and help them avoid becoming extinct.

 

Care Tips for Rare Plants

  • Put them in their natural environments

One of the major reasons why these plants are rare is because they can only live in a certain environment. And when they are in the wrong environments and subjected to unfavourable conditions, they can’t survive.

To keep these rare plants alive and healthy, gardeners need to make sure that they are put in their natural environments respectively. For instance, Rafflesia arnoldii grows in the rainforests of Indonesia, Encephalartos Woodii is endemic to the oNgoye Forest of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

 

  • Let there be the right amount of light

For every photosynthetic plant, sunlight is essential for its survival. However, if not regularized, the amount of sunlight that a plant gets exposed to can threaten its health.

To put rare plants in their best environments, gardeners must consider the exact range of sunlight that’s required by the plant to thrive.

 

  • Get them the right dirt

Rare plants need the right supplements of nutrients to survive. And to give them the right nutrients, gardeners must place them on the right soil, provide them with the right manure while avoiding under- or over-feeding them.

 

  • Don’t overwater them, don’t underwater them

Another essential tip of caring for rare plants is to provide them with only the right amount of water. Rare plants can only survive when they are watered appropriately – not under-watered or over-watered.

 

  • Taking care of rare plants is tricky but it is possible.

As uncommon plants, it’s understandable that most gardeners are not used to caring for them, and this can be challenging and tricky. However, when put in the right environment, promptly provided with their essentials, and paid rapt attention to, rare plants can thrive and live healthily.

 

Read more

Being plant parents demands that you should constantly pay attention to their needs and eliminate every threat to their good health. Alarming threats to plants are insects and bugs that mostly feed off from them while causing them harm. Whether you're just starting as a new gardener or you've been around for a while, it's always important to be conscious of insect & bug infestations on your plants and how to keep them away.

In this post, we will list out three common insects and bugs that commonly infest plants, and generally tip to get rid of them without harming your plants.

 

3 Common Houseplant Insects & Bugs, and How to Get Rid of Them

  • Aphids

A commonly known plant pests are Aphids. They are tiny, sap-sucking insects that love to attach themselves to houseplants, doing immense damage to them over time.

They feed on houseplants by sucking the nutrient-rich sap from the leaves/flowers, which causes stunted growth and deformed leaves/flowers. Left unchecked, aphids can do a lot of harm to your plant, resulting in its death over time.

Getting Rid Of Aphids:

  1. Remove aphids by hand by spraying water or prying them into a bucket of soapy water;
  2. Spray the whole plant with organic sprays like neem oil, or essential oils;
  3. Introduce aphids' natural predators like ladybugs, green lacewings, and birds.

 

  • Mealybugs

Mealybugs are soft, cotton-like insects that are wingless and commonly found in warm environments, especially indoors, on houseplants.

Mealybugs feed on unsuspecting houseplants by sucking their juices. This weakens the plant and causes its leaves to turn yellow, wilt and drop.

Getting Rid Of Mealybugs:

  1. Suffocate the mealybugs by spraying dish soap diluted in water down your plant;
  2. Spray the whole plant with Isopropyl Alcohol;
  3. If they persist the above solutions, consider introducing mealybugs’ predatory insects, such as lace bugs, lacewings, parasitic wasps (Leptomastix dactylopii), and mealybug destroyer (Cryptolaemus montrouieri).

 

  • Scale

Scale insects are small insects that usually appear in clusters. Whenever they prey on a plant, gardeners may notice the appearance of sooty mold on the plant.

Scale insects feed by sucking sap from outdoor plants through their piercing-sucking mouthparts. This may cause yellowing or wilting of leaves, stunting or deformed state of the plant, and eventually death of all or part of the plant when left unchecked.

Getting Rid Of Scale:

  1. Using a cotton swab dipped in alcohol, rub off as many scales as you can from the plant;
  2. Spray the infested plant with horticultural oil;
  3. If some scale insects remain, pry them off using your fingernail.

 

Bonus Tip:

One quality of a good gardener is 'punctuality'. Ensure to always control pests off your plant as soon as you notice them - don't wait till it's too late to protect your plant.

Read more

Being plant parents demands that you should constantly pay attention to their needs and eliminate every threat to their good health. Alarming threats to plants are insects and bugs that mostly feed off from them while causing them harm. Whether you're just starting as a new gardener or you've been around for a while, it's always important to be conscious of insect & bug infestations on your plants and how to keep them away.

In this post, we will list out three common insects and bugs that commonly infest plants, and generally tip to get rid of them without harming your plants.

 

3 Common Houseplant Insects & Bugs, and How to Get Rid of Them

  • Aphids

A commonly known plant pests are Aphids. They are tiny, sap-sucking insects that love to attach themselves to houseplants, doing immense damage to them over time.

They feed on houseplants by sucking the nutrient-rich sap from the leaves/flowers, which causes stunted growth and deformed leaves/flowers. Left unchecked, aphids can do a lot of harm to your plant, resulting in its death over time.

Getting Rid Of Aphids:

  1. Remove aphids by hand by spraying water or prying them into a bucket of soapy water;
  2. Spray the whole plant with organic sprays like neem oil, or essential oils;
  3. Introduce aphids' natural predators like ladybugs, green lacewings, and birds.

 

  • Mealybugs

Mealybugs are soft, cotton-like insects that are wingless and commonly found in warm environments, especially indoors, on houseplants.

Mealybugs feed on unsuspecting houseplants by sucking their juices. This weakens the plant and causes its leaves to turn yellow, wilt and drop.

Getting Rid Of Mealybugs:

  1. Suffocate the mealybugs by spraying dish soap diluted in water down your plant;
  2. Spray the whole plant with Isopropyl Alcohol;
  3. If they persist the above solutions, consider introducing mealybugs’ predatory insects, such as lace bugs, lacewings, parasitic wasps (Leptomastix dactylopii), and mealybug destroyer (Cryptolaemus montrouieri).

 

  • Scale

Scale insects are small insects that usually appear in clusters. Whenever they prey on a plant, gardeners may notice the appearance of sooty mold on the plant.

Scale insects feed by sucking sap from outdoor plants through their piercing-sucking mouthparts. This may cause yellowing or wilting of leaves, stunting or deformed state of the plant, and eventually death of all or part of the plant when left unchecked.

Getting Rid Of Scale:

  1. Using a cotton swab dipped in alcohol, rub off as many scales as you can from the plant;
  2. Spray the infested plant with horticultural oil;
  3. If some scale insects remain, pry them off using your fingernail.

 

Bonus Tip:

One quality of a good gardener is 'punctuality'. Ensure to always control pests off your plant as soon as you notice them - don't wait till it's too late to protect your plant.

Read more

Have you ever thought about the stress of shopping for plant gifts and moving them from the store by yourself? We have thought about it too.

With Urban Plants Hong Kong, you don't have to worry about that stress anymore, as we will deliver every order to you. When you shop for plant gifts for any occasion, you will get the best delivery without lifting a finger. Read on to find out the benefits that come with plant gifts and their delivery.

 

Advantages Of Giving Plant Gifts

  • Plants Are Good for The Health

One of the best gift choices you can give to a loved one offers benefits to their health.

Plants are known to offer numerous therapeutic benefits, so when we have them around us, they give a lot of benefits to our bodies and environment.

Whether you're gifting an adult or a kid, plants are always a beneficial list to choose from.

 

  • Plants Are Durable

If subjected to favorable conditions, plants can last for decades, centuries (some, forever). It's always nice to have them around for as long as possible.

If you are ever looking for a living gift that can stay around for a long time, choose a plant.

 

  • Plants Can Be Given On Any Occasion

Switching from informal to formal occasions (or no occasion at all), you can choose a plant as a perfect gift at any time. So if you're indecisive about what 'perfect gift' to give on any occasion, plants are always a go-to.

 

Benefits of Plant Gift Delivery

  • Plant Gift Delivery is Personalized And Presentable

Plants gifts on Urban Plants Hong Kong are always packaged professionally in presentable ways. When they are delivered to your given address, they come in personalized and presentable appearances, to catch your recipient's heart at first sight.

 

  • Plant Gift Delivery is Convenient

Our Plant Gift Delivery is aimed at saving you every stress and time of transporting your plant gifts. All you have to do is select what plants you want and place your order for them; we will bring them to you.

 

  • Plant Gift Delivery is Fast

When you place an order on Urban Plants Hong Kong, you can be sure to receive it very fast. Most orders are delivered on the same working day when they are placed or the day after, provided they are placed earlier in the day. Relatively, deliveries to metropolitan areas are quicker than in rural areas.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Urban Plants Hong Kong will deliver your plant gifts to most Hong Kong Metropolitan Area for free, saving you every dime of delivery fees.

 

Top Plant Gifts for Every Occasion

If you are looking to gift your relative/colleague plants that are highly beneficial, easy-to-maintain, and add beauty to the home/office, then these eco-friendly plants are the top choices to go with.

 

  •  Aloe Vera Small
Aloe Vera plant is one of the most beneficial plants one could keep, especially for its eco-friendly and therapeutic purposes. It is well-known for its soothing, moisturizing, and cooling properties.
It can be grown both indoors and outdoors and requires only little maintenance to thrive healthily, so it’s a perfect fit for everybody.
Place your order for Aloe Vera at $330 now and enjoy free delivery to Hong Kong Metropolitan areas.
  • Pink Evergreen Plant
From traditional to contemporary style, this indoor plant can literally suit any interior scheme. The Pink Evergreen Plant is also very useful to help improve concentration and productivity in any work environment.
If you’re ever looking for a durable houseplant, consider the Pink Evergreen Plant.
Place your order for Pink Evergreen Plant at $499 now and enjoy free delivery to Hong Kong Metropolitan areas.
  • Bamboo Palm
Easily grown indoor or outdoor, the Bamboo palm is an easy and rewarding houseplant to keep. It’s a tough plant that thrives well even with low attention, making it easy to grow by every gardener, be him a beginner or expert.
This highly beneficial plant is a perfect gift choice for every occasion and everybody.
Place your order for Bamboo Palm at $870 now and enjoy free delivery to Hong Kong Metropolitan areas.
Read more

Have you ever thought about the stress of shopping for plant gifts and moving them from the store by yourself? We have thought about it too.

With Urban Plants Hong Kong, you don't have to worry about that stress anymore, as we will deliver every order to you. When you shop for plant gifts for any occasion, you will get the best delivery without lifting a finger. Read on to find out the benefits that come with plant gifts and their delivery.

 

Advantages Of Giving Plant Gifts

  • Plants Are Good for The Health

One of the best gift choices you can give to a loved one offers benefits to their health.

Plants are known to offer numerous therapeutic benefits, so when we have them around us, they give a lot of benefits to our bodies and environment.

Whether you're gifting an adult or a kid, plants are always a beneficial list to choose from.

 

  • Plants Are Durable

If subjected to favorable conditions, plants can last for decades, centuries (some, forever). It's always nice to have them around for as long as possible.

If you are ever looking for a living gift that can stay around for a long time, choose a plant.

 

  • Plants Can Be Given On Any Occasion

Switching from informal to formal occasions (or no occasion at all), you can choose a plant as a perfect gift at any time. So if you're indecisive about what 'perfect gift' to give on any occasion, plants are always a go-to.

 

Benefits of Plant Gift Delivery

  • Plant Gift Delivery is Personalized And Presentable

Plants gifts on Urban Plants Hong Kong are always packaged professionally in presentable ways. When they are delivered to your given address, they come in personalized and presentable appearances, to catch your recipient's heart at first sight.

 

  • Plant Gift Delivery is Convenient

Our Plant Gift Delivery is aimed at saving you every stress and time of transporting your plant gifts. All you have to do is select what plants you want and place your order for them; we will bring them to you.

 

  • Plant Gift Delivery is Fast

When you place an order on Urban Plants Hong Kong, you can be sure to receive it very fast. Most orders are delivered on the same working day when they are placed or the day after, provided they are placed earlier in the day. Relatively, deliveries to metropolitan areas are quicker than in rural areas.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Urban Plants Hong Kong will deliver your plant gifts to most Hong Kong Metropolitan Area for free, saving you every dime of delivery fees.

 

Top Plant Gifts for Every Occasion

If you are looking to gift your relative/colleague plants that are highly beneficial, easy-to-maintain, and add beauty to the home/office, then these eco-friendly plants are the top choices to go with.

 

  •  Aloe Vera Small
Aloe Vera plant is one of the most beneficial plants one could keep, especially for its eco-friendly and therapeutic purposes. It is well-known for its soothing, moisturizing, and cooling properties.
It can be grown both indoors and outdoors and requires only little maintenance to thrive healthily, so it’s a perfect fit for everybody.
Place your order for Aloe Vera at $330 now and enjoy free delivery to Hong Kong Metropolitan areas.
  • Pink Evergreen Plant
From traditional to contemporary style, this indoor plant can literally suit any interior scheme. The Pink Evergreen Plant is also very useful to help improve concentration and productivity in any work environment.
If you’re ever looking for a durable houseplant, consider the Pink Evergreen Plant.
Place your order for Pink Evergreen Plant at $499 now and enjoy free delivery to Hong Kong Metropolitan areas.
  • Bamboo Palm
Easily grown indoor or outdoor, the Bamboo palm is an easy and rewarding houseplant to keep. It’s a tough plant that thrives well even with low attention, making it easy to grow by every gardener, be him a beginner or expert.
This highly beneficial plant is a perfect gift choice for every occasion and everybody.
Place your order for Bamboo Palm at $870 now and enjoy free delivery to Hong Kong Metropolitan areas.
Read more

Both indoor and outdoor plants play a huge role in improving the aesthetics of a home or office. They help purify the air we breathe and make rooms look beautiful. Additionally, most of them are very low maintenance. However, just because these plants are easy to grow it doesn’t mean that they can die. There are several mistakes that people make that end up killing their plants. In this piece, we’ll talk about the most common mistakes that people make and give you some basic tips you help your plants live longer.
Read more
Both indoor and outdoor plants play a huge role in improving the aesthetics of a home or office. They help purify the air we breathe and make rooms look beautiful. Additionally, most of them are very low maintenance. However, just because these plants are easy to grow it doesn’t mean that they can die. There are several mistakes that people make that end up killing their plants. In this piece, we’ll talk about the most common mistakes that people make and give you some basic tips you help your plants live longer.
Read more

Water is responsible for all life on earth – without it, all plants, animals, and people would die. Some plants naturally need more water than others depending on different factors like the type of plant and soil on which it’s grown. Overwatering and underwatering can lead to one unhealthy (or even dead) plant. This means that you need to find the watering sweet spot for your plant.
Read more
Water is responsible for all life on earth – without it, all plants, animals, and people would die. Some plants naturally need more water than others depending on different factors like the type of plant and soil on which it’s grown. Overwatering and underwatering can lead to one unhealthy (or even dead) plant. This means that you need to find the watering sweet spot for your plant.
Read more