The BG Regale plant, a rare species that is only found in the Philippines has previously made rounds online as many were very interested in it that its price managed to soar up to several millions of pesos.
According to a previous post by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, back in 2019 when the plant was first launched, there were already offers ranging from 1.5 to 1.6 million pesos ($30,000 – $33,000). But more recently, the offer was raised to 10 million pesos.
Because of its high price, it was no longer a surprise that a lot of people became interested in it. This is why many were disheartened when the big news came that the BG Regale was stolen.
Via a Facebook post, the Arid and Aroids Nurseries which is the place where BG Regale is being propagated confirmed that the rare plant has been stolen from their garden.
Through the said post, they encouraged everyone to help them in finding the plant. They further explained that there have only been 2 plants of BG Regale that they have released from the Nursery. One was to a local collector and the other one was abroad.
So, if anyone may have encountered the BG Regale at plant markets or such types of places, it is probably the stolen plant. They also added that they are now conducting an investigation to dispel the rumors that an inside job is involved in the loss of the BG Regale.
To those who may be unaware, this is how the BG Regale looks like:
Its leaves are seemingly joined together by some force in its center, and only extending a small part outside, its appearance can also be compared to that of a fan.
Together, let us help in trying to find this rare plant that is also considered a treasure of our country.