Where else other than New Zealand? A botanist located within the Island country recently listed her variegated minima plant on the NZ website known as Trade Me for a reserve of $1. It ended up selling for NZ $8,150 (USD $5,300) after it sparked a bidding war between two very serious buyers.

This Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, which is also known as the philodendron minima, may have had a very rare look, but $5,300 USD is a lot of money for a houseplant. I imagine you’d have to treat that plant like a baby, or face tears when it dies and realize you could have bought the same plant for a few dollars.

Truth is, the reason this variation occurs so rarely in nature is because this aesthetic variation simply isn’t healthy for the plant.