Rare indoor plant worth thousands of dollars stolen in Christchurch

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 2:48PM
The plant was stolen from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens ( Google Street View )
The plant was stolen from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens ( Google Street View )

Rare indoor plant worth thousands of dollars stolen in Christchurch

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 2:48PM

A rare indoor plant has been stolen from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens amid the current craze over house plants.

The variegated monstera is hard to come by here due to our biosecurity laws, making it prized by houseplant lovers.

It's estimated that a cutting of the plant could be worth $3000.

The increasing interest in indoor plants has seen a rise in price - Trade Me recently hit a new record for house plant prices – a variegated minima that sold for $8150.

Gardening journalist Lynda Hallinan joined Kerre McIvor to share her knowledge on the rare plant.

LISTEN ABOVE

 

;