Welcome to this post that will be discussing why the very popular houseplant monstera might be so expensive. The whole reason can really be tracked back to that the plant has a rarity to it. It’s not super easy to cultivate this one from a seed which makes it harder for retailers to sell it to the consumer.
Because of that, they will have to raise the price in order to be able to make a profit with it. But thankfully, for those that are really interested in gardening, the price really isn’t that bad. It’s more about having a beautiful plant at home that both adds character and decoration to a home.
Follow along in this article and we will learn even more about this lovely plant and all that comes along with growing it. For us, it’s one of the better plants you could have at home and grow.
Why Are Monsteras So Expensive
Just like we said at the beginning of the article here, the monstera plant demands a higher price because of the difficulty to propagate it from a seed. It becomes harder for the retailer to sell it to the consumer.
They have an already rather high buy-in price and like any business, they want to make a profit. There is also a certain rarity that comes with growing monstera plants. They aren’t really as common as you might think.
But with all that said the plant really is one of the most beautiful houseplants you could have at home. That is probably the reason why so many people still decide that it’s worth buying and caring for one.
But since you are spending a sizable amount on this planet it’s really important that you get your money’s worth and have it last a long time. The plant is actually rather simple to care for at home. It will normally just come down to making sure it has enough sunlight and water in the soil.
We often recommend that you try and get about 6 – 8 hours of sunlight indoors. That will be sufficient and you won’t risk having the leaves dry out or burn. As for watering, the soil should never dry out and instead should be kept damp.
If you are considering having your monstera plant outside in the summer then you might want to read this article right here, Monstera Outside In Summer.
Why Are Monsteras So Popular
Like we said in the paragraphs above here, the monstera plant probably is getting its popularity from the fact it’s one of the most beautiful houseplants you could have. It’s very easy to care for plants and will last for a long time.
These are at least some of the reasons we have found that make it so popular. But it’s also the fact that it’s rather expensive and also rare. This makes it more of a trophy plant.
Caring for the plant is relatively easy we said, the process will normally just come down to making sure it has enough sunlight during the day and the soil never dries out. But also fertilizing the soil has been proven to make for a thriving monstera plant. We follow a schedule of doing that about every 3 – 4 months or so.
Are you wondering whether the leaves of the monsters will be kept in a vase? In this article, we will be discussing just that, Monstera Leaf Vase.
How Much Should You Pay For A Monstera
The price of the monster plant will really differ quite a bit depending on the variety that you are wanting to buy. But for the most part, you will have to expect to pay between 25 and 60 USD for a regular monstera.
These prices will of course depend on the place that you are buying from and how exclusive that variety of monsters really is.