Rotchschild's orchid (Paphiopedilum rothschildianum), commonly known as the Gold of Kinabalu orchid was discovered in 1987, after which is was ravaged by orchid smugglers and became nearly extinct. Notable for its imposing horizontal petals, it has been reintroduced by cultivated seedlings, but it remains elusive. It lives in the wild only at the Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, and takes many years before a single bloom appears. This sells for a whooping $5,000!!
By: Melissa BreyerThe following list from The Richest (and annotated by mother nature network) enumerates the world’s most expensive blooms.