7 List of Rare Plants in The World

top 7 rare plants in the world - Just as we know, nature saves various types of several thousand unique types of plants. However, did you know there are many types of plants that have become increasingly rare and almost extinct ?


There are several factors that lead to the scarcity of this plant. Some are due to natural factors, the difficulty of the development process in these plants, and some are due to human greed factors. To clarify, read the seven rarest plants in the world today.

Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii


Known as the largest flower in the world, Rafflesia arnoldii is one of the rarest plants in the world today. Rafflesia arnoldii is also known as a carrion plant. This is because the Rafflesia arnoldii plant smells similar to rotting flesh.

This foul smell itself is one of the ways this plant attracts insects that will help the pollination process on Rafflesia arnoldii flowers. This flower itself can only be found in a number of areas, such as in the heavy rain forests of Sumatra, Bengkulu, and Malaysia.


In addition to Rafflesia arnoldii, the titan arum plant is one of the plants that emits a pungent smell. This plant itself can only be found in Indonesia. It is not strange, if this plant is included as one of the rarest plants today.

Titan arum

Titan arum


Titan arum as one of the unique plants that only blooms occasionally. The blooming event of the titan arum itself is one of the most awaited events by several visitors who visit this plant preservation place.

Encephalartos Woodii

Encephalartos Woodii


One of the rarest plants in the world is Encephalartos woodii, which is currently preserved and limited to botanical gardens in Zululand. This plant is found in South Africa.


This plant itself is considered extinct in the wild with all samples being clones of its kind. The cycad variety has both male and female plants, but currently no female plant samples have been found. That's the reason there is no reproduction of this plant and the male plant is in the conservation stage.

Ghost orchid

Ghost orchid


Ghost orchid as one of the rarest types of orchid plants in the world. This orchid has pale flowers, thin stalks, and smells of apples. This orchid plant was first discovered by a very rare plant collector who vacations in the tropics.


Ghost orchid as a leafless plant whose life depends on other plants. This plant is considered very rare and difficult to keep just because it can thrive in the most humid environment with a stable temperature.

Dragon's Blood Tree

Dragon's Blood Tree


Dragon's Blood Tree as one of the rarest plant species that can only be found on the island of Socotra, Yemen. This tree has a unique shape that looks like a mushroom when viewed from below.

This tree itself is called the Dragon's Blood Tree because the tree sap is red like blood.

Middlemist red

Middlemist red

This plant from China is named after flower importer John Middlemist in 1804. In the past 200 years, Middlemist reds were really sought after by Europeans. This also causes this plant to be harvested very aggressively until it is destroyed in its original country, China.

The middlemist red plant itself now only has two samples left. Two of the samples are in the Botanical Gardens in London and the other in New Zealand.

Anggrek Rothschild's Slipper

Anggrek Rothschild's Slipper

The Rothschild's Slipper Orchid is one of those rare flowers that is nearly extinct. This flower can only be found in the high mountains of Borneo. This orchid is quite difficult to care for because this orchid can only grow at a certain height.

In addition, this orchid takes about 15 years to bloom. It is not strange, if this orchid is counted as the most expensive flower and very rare in the world.

Nach, now you know what are some of the rarest plants in the world today? Their decreasing numbers should make us aware to care more about nature and stop hunting for some of these plants.

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