Photos by Vina Medenilla

 

From November 18 to 30, the Aroids Festival 2020 will showcase over 1000 plants from Arid and Aroids Nurseries at the Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila.

The festival runs until November 30th where their regular aroids will be released for sale including aglaonema and philodendrons, but the rare and premium plants will only be available for grabs until 7 pm today.

As stated in Arid and Aroids Nurseries’ Facebook post, reservations are not allowed and buying of plants will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. For further details about the festival, click here. 

Aubrey Miles with her husband Troy Montero at the preview and gala of the Aroids Festival.

High-end plants that you can find at the Aroids Festival

Here is a glimpse of some premium plants that you can expect to see once you arrive at the Aroids Festival 2020.

As you enter the festival venue, this huge anthurium magnificum x crystallinum will welcome you.

A variegated philodendron williamsii priced at P500K.

This is a rare anthurium regale worth P80K. This anthurium variety is also available in small to large sizes.

A Monstera deliciosa albo (white tiger variety) alongside white princess philodendron.

Philodendron joepii that costs more or less P200K depending on plant size.

This is a P500K philodendron williamsii variegated.

Differently sized philodendron brandtianum aff. As seen in the photo, the smaller plant costs P15K.

As announced at the event, these plants called philodendron spiritus sancti are up for online auction with a starting bid of P750K.

Some of the guests during the gala and preview of premium plants at the Aroids Festival.

According to Boyet Ganigan, one of the owners of Arid and Aroids Nurseries, what makes these premium plants at the festival exceptional is that, not only are they tended and locally propagated, but this is also the first time that they will be offered to the public. There are new different forms, shapes, and kinds of plant varieties that only the nursery locally propagates like a rare philodendron esmeraldense.

 

For those who are interested, the public selling of rare varieties will start from 11 AM to 7 PM today.

For more information, visit the Arid and Aroids Nurseries.