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Hipsters are paying up to $50 for fashionable cotton blooms

Australian hipsters are raising eyebrows across the nation with a new floral trend seeing them pay a fortune for unusual ‘cotton branches’. 

In fact, according to the ABC, some in urban Sydney are forking out a staggering $35 for a single branch and as much as $50 for a bunch.

One shocked Twitter user, Mark Dawson, spotted the quirky florals in a cafe and quickly took to the platform to comment on the new trend. 

‘Seen in a cafe today – if you look closely the price tag says $22 for the cotton plant,’ he wrote. 

Australian hipsters are raising eyebrows across the nation with a new floral trend seeing them pay a fortune for unusual ‘cotton branches’ 

In fact, according to the ABC , some in urban Sydney are forking out a staggering $35 for a single branch and as much as $50 for a bunch 

In fact, according to the ABC , some in urban Sydney are forking out a staggering $35 for a single branch and as much as $50 for a bunch 

‘At 10 plants per metre, that’s $22,000 per hectare or equivalent to a yield of 44b/ha at $500/b. Are we marketing cotton all wrong?’ 

The prices people are willing to pay for cotton blooms has also left farmers scratching their heads.

Southern New South Wales farmer Gavin Dal Broi told the ABC he was shocked at just how much people are paying for cotton branches at urban florists and markets. 

It's a situation that's sent some straight for the calculator to work out just how much profit there is to be made

It’s a situation that’s sent some straight for the calculator to work out just how much profit there is to be made

Farmers are astounded at just how much people are willing to play for the trendy blooms 

Farmers are astounded at just how much people are willing to play for the trendy blooms 

Part of the appeal of using cotton in a floral arrangement is that it lasts up to five years and doesn't need any water

Part of the appeal of using cotton in a floral arrangement is that it lasts up to five years and doesn’t need any water

‘It’s mind-boggling that people are willing to pay for something that we have thousands of hectares of.’

Part of the appeal of cotton stems, according to one cut flower grower, is that it doesn’t need water and can last up to five years.

‘They are different which is why they are very popular at the moment,’ said Sydney florist Wayne Phan from the Flower Room.

‘Cotton is long-lasting, irrespective of the heat or cold, and it doesn’t need any water.’



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