What are high-value plants?
High-value plants refer to plants that are demanded and often regarded as some form of investment. In most cases, high-value plants are crops that when harvested can be sold for monetary gains.
Can high-value plants be grown in households?
Yes. Some high-value plants can be grown in your own garden. Others require a more elaborate setup like a greenhouse. Most high-value plants can be easily grown and planted by yourself.
What do I need to grow my own high-value plants?
Standard gardening tools will be sufficient. You can buy these tools at your local DIY stores and they are usually relatively inexpensive.
What are the few types of high-value plants?
Rare plants are among the most common types of high-value plants. However, because they are rare, they are usually more expensive. This can be the likes of variegated monsteras although such species might not have high demand. The other type of high-value plants is those that are more popular and hence, more demanded. They include:
- Ginseng – Known for its medicinal properties the ‘green gold’ plant has been used for thousands of years. It takes up to 6 years to grow your own ginseng so that the roots can be fully matured for consumption. Besides fully-grown ginseng, you can grow rootlets to sell as well.
- Bamboo – Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants. In fact, it is said that a bamboo tree can grow up to 2 feet within a day. They have very good aesthetics value and is highly demanded in the landscaping and interior designing markets. Furthermore, bamboos grow well in both tropical and cool climates. This is a plant which can bring in a lot of profit.
- Herbs – Growing your own herbs is easy, not messy and profitable. Currently, fresh culinary herbs are having one of the highest demands. Among the herbs that you can grow in your own garden include basil, chives, cilantro, parsley and chamomile.
Are high-value plants a good investment?
When it comes to plants, as long as you have the space to grow them and the patience to wait, it would be a good investment for the future. It might not generate income to sustain you financially but it surely can help to lessen your financial commitments. Furthermore, if you cannot sell them, you could still use them for your own personal consumption so it won’t be of much loss to you.