The fact is, most of us will never be able to afford a spread like Spanish Revival-style Hearst Castle, built by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst on 40,000 seafront acres in San Simeon, California. Or Elizabeth Taylor’s 33.19-carat diamond ring, a gift from then-hubby Richard Burton, which recently sold for $8.8 million at auction. But we can tend the very same plants the rich and famous are besotted with in our own private plots. Here, a handful to know and love, ranging from a flower Mark Twain grew that only blooms by night to the palm the British royal family favors—plus care tips that will help them go the distance.

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