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The world of luxury plants

02:59 Min
Fancy splurging almost S$50,000 on a plant? Prices for certain rare species of plants have soared in the past year, thanks to the pandemic-induced gardening boom, as more people stay home. “People used to buy cars to show off, but now they are buying plants to show off," says Mr Tan Wei Jie, owner of nursery Rabbit Island. TODAY looks at the growing interest in this niche hobby. Video: Ooi Boon Keong, Raj Nadarajan, Samuel Woo/ TODAY

Fancy splurging almost S$50,000 on a plant?

Prices for certain rare species of plants have soared in the past year, thanks to the pandemic-induced gardening boom, as more people stay home.

“People used to buy cars to show off, but now they are buying plants to show off," says Mr Tan Wei Jie, owner of nursery Rabbit Island.

TODAY looks at the growing interest in this niche hobby.

Video: Ooi Boon Keong, Raj Nadarajan, Samuel Woo/ TODAY

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