Arid and Aroids Living Gallery Plant Tour
Arid and Aroids 1M Rare Plant and Premium Plants
High-end plants that you can find in Arid and Aroids Living Gallery in Tartaria, Silang Cavite
The most sought after Philodendron, Obliqua, and variegated varieties and the AA exclusive, the variegated sansevieria
Why are some of these plants considered “rare”?
What’s the most expensive ornamental plant in the Philippines as of 2021?
Arid & Aroids research and development
Silang, Cavite. June 13, 2021. Our recent trip to Arid and Aroids in Silang, Cavite is one of the first apart from traveling within the NCR+ Bubble, it also became the first blogging event after the community lockdown since it started last March 2020.
Arid and Aroids Living Gallery It’s a go-to destination for all plant enthusiasts. The soon eco-tourism site will exhibit all kinds of flora from the most expensive ornamental plants to the most affordable ones. Arid & Aroids has been a collector of plants for over 20 years. Business partners Mr. Neil “Boyet” B. Ganigan and Dr. Jae Silvestre took the horticulture industry to the next level. With nurseries in Quezon province and Silang Cavite in the South and San Rafael Bulacan in the North, Arid & Aroids started to make a name with rising the popularity of succulents.
Arid and Aroids Living Gallery Plant Tour was made possible with Mr. Rence Chan, together with our blogger friend Vance Ramos, we had the first dibs of the Jungle Paradise that is soon to open in September 2021.
COVID-19 Pandemic. In the 2nd quarter of 2020, while people are bound in community lockdowns, the interests in ornamental plants surge. All of a sudden, plants became a commodity and to some it became a luxury. The boredom of pandemic created a growing appeal to plants, that it became a form of relaxation and healing to everyone. Arid and Aroids took a leap with the growing fascination. With the right timing, their plant collection showcased an array of plants to the curiosity of all.
AA Living Gallery arid zone includes philodendrons, mosteras, pothos, aglaonemas, caladiums, anthuriums, calatheas, ferns, air plants, begonias, sansevierias, hoyas, agaves, yuccas, pachypodiums and soon the hub will install orchids.
Arid and Aroids 1M Rare Plant and Premium Plants
UPDATE as of June 28, 2021: 1.9M rare plants is displayed at Arid and Aroids Festival
Here is a glimpse of some of the premium plants that you can expect to see once you visit AA Living Gallery.
Philodendron Spiritus Sancti
Why is philodendron Spiritus Sancti so expensive? This ultra-rare plant is the holy grail of plant ownership. The plant itself is found in the state of Espirito Santo near the town Domingos Martins at an elevation of about 800 meters close to the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Rio de Janeiro Brazil and it is said that there are only a handful of plants left in the wild. Spiritus Sancti means “spirit of the Holy Ghost.“ “The Philodendron SS is said to be almost extinct in the wild and is certainly endangered as only a handful of plants are known to remain in its natural habitat. There are probably more plants in cultivation that are left in the wild.” (Iseli. 2020). This endangered, long-leafed Philodendron SS is available in selected nurseries in the USA, Thailand and the Philippines, if stocks are on-hand.
It is said that one needs to have their names in the waiting list. Hence, the lower the supply and the higher the demand, the more expensive the plant is.
Monstera Obliqua (Peruvian Form)
Obliqua is often described as having more holes than leaf, a native to Central and South America. There are few collectors who have this, the ones who have this plant in the Philippines can be counted on one hand. According to Arid and Aroids, currently there are only three people to own an Obliqua, one is Mr. Boyet Ganigan, CEO of Arid and Aroids and Ms. Rina Garcia for her son who is a plant collector. The third person is Ms. Aubrey Miles, they recently acquired their rare and premium plants from the Arid and Aroid Festival (June 2021) in The Manor, Baguio City.
Variegated Philodendron Billietiae
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Philodendron Joepii (French Guiana)
Why is philodendron Joepii expensive? A philodendron with a peculiar-shaped leaf, ears up top, a narrow neck, and a broad tongue. Named for the Dutch naturalist who discovered it growing on an anthill in French Guiana in 1991, it is possibly a hybrid between two previously known species.
Philodendron Patriciae Narrow (Colombia)
Philodendron Nanegalense (Equador)
Monstera Deliciosa Albo Variegata
Monstera plants are known for their distinctive leaf patterns. The slits and holes in Monstera leaves are called fenestrations. Monstera Adansonii is not a rare plant. Many plant enthusiasts have begun to propagate their own and they are sold frequently in most parts of the world. There are many different forms of the Swiss Cheese Vine plant. Depending on the locality where the plant is from, the Monstera Adansonii can differ in size and looks.
There is a Variegated form of the Monstera Adansonii plant. This is a chimeric type that is very rare and hard to find. Even cuttings of the Monstera Adansonii variegata are sold in the thousands of dollars.
Tetrasperma bares a striking resemblance to a Monstera deliciosa at first glance, and it’s often incorrectly referred to as a Philodendron species. However, this plant is neither a Monstera or a Philodendron, although they are all in the same family Araceae (plants in this family are often referred to as “aroids”).
Philodendron Maximum (Brazil)
Philodendron maximum K. Krause is one of the world’s largest philodendron glossy leaves with heavy cream colored veins. Adult leaf blades can range in size from as small as 67cm (2.2 feet) but are more commonly 109 to 165cm (3.6 to 5.4 feet) in length according to published statistics. The blades can range from 30 to 82cm (1 to 2.7 feet) in width but unusually large specimens have been measured at 100 cm (almost 3.3 feet) wide. The leaves (blades) are a semi-glossy medium green to dark green.
Variegates Amydrium Zippelianum
Variegated sansevieria or snake plants are genetically altered by Dr. Jae Silvestre, co-owner of Arid and Aroids.
Philodendron Pastazanum Silver
Pentagonia Rubra (Equador)
Medenilla Disparifolia (Philippines)
Medenilla, native range is in Luzon.
Musa Velutina or Pink Banana
Polyscias Nodosa (Philippines)
Calyptrocalyx / Kainlas
Manjula Pothos / Epipremnum Areum Manjula
Ruby Rubber Plant
Tropical Croton Plant / San Francisco
Other interesting plants to see
Typical price range of some of the premium plants and affordable plants are:
Golden Dragon – PHP 7,000
Philodendron Maximum – PHP 15,000 – 25,000
Anthurium Veitchii Regular – PHP 6,000 – 25,000
Florida Ghost – PHP 4,500
Verrucosum – PHP 6,000 – 15,000
Silver Sword – PHP 1,500
Philodendron Pink Princess – PHP 1,500
Callsum – PHP 15,000
Bicolor – PHP 40,000 – 60,000
Palaroense – PHP 12,000 – 25,000
Brandtianum AFF – PHP 5,000
Brandtianum OG – PHP 2,500
Calathea Ornata – PHP 350
Aglaonema Katrina – PHP 400
Calathea Medallion – PHP 400
The rest of the plants for sale are updated at Arid and Aroids Facebook page.
Truly a haven for plant collectors. They have an astonishing foliage collection, one that is rare and being preserved in AA Living Gallery. Plant lovers can stroll along the thriving garden while appreciating the greenery.
Travel south to experience the fun and relaxing plant tour. If you are looking to add new species or another one to your existing potted collection, AA Living Gallery is worth the visit. Now you know the most expensive rare plants, go get yourself that premium deal! 🙂
Arid and Aroids 1M Rare Plant and Premium Plants
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How to get there?
520 Hoya Road,
Tartaria, Silang, Cavite
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Iseli, M. (2020, January 12). Philodendron Spiritus Sancti Care. Plantophiles. Retrieved June 2021 from https://plantophiles.com/plants/philodendron-spiritus-sancti-care/
Stallsmith, A. The Most Expensive Houseplants People Actually Buy. Retrieved June 2021 from https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/the-most-expensive-houseplants-people-actually-buy-578763
Stamen and Stem. (2018, August 29). Plant profile: Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma. Stamen and Stem. Retrieved June 2021 from https://www.stamenandstemblog.com/blog/rhaphidophoratetrasperma
K.Krause in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenr., IV, 23Db: 49 (1913).
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