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$6551 mon­stera record

- Consumer Goods · TradeMe

A var­ie­gated mon­stera has sold for $6551 on Trade Me, break­ing the auc­tion site’s record for sales of this species of cov­eted in­door plant. The ma­ture mon­stera de­li­ciosa albo var­ie­gata, which had more than 300 bids, sold on Tues­day af­ter a fierce bid­ding­war be­tween four bid­ders, that sawthem out­strip­ping each other in $50 lots. The auc­tion ended with a fi­nal $50 bid from a fifth buyer. While the sale doesn’t out­strip the record set by the var­ie­gated min­ima that sold for $8150 in Au­gust, it does leave the $6500 hoya sold in June and $5000 var­ie­gated mon­stera sold in Jan­uary in the dirt. The sale makes it the most ex­pen­sive mon­stera ever sold on Trade Me.

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