20 Weird House Plants You Didn’t Know You Needed
House plants are like cute, dependable little friends. They’re always there for you, they make you look good and they don’t require your constant attention. Throw them in an unexpected planter or DIY yourself some fancy clay pots — no matter how you choose to display them, they’re a perfect natural element in any room. If you’re ready to make a bolder statement with your plant decor, scroll on for 15 weird plants you’ll want to add to your home.
1. Under The Sea Succulents: Succulents seem to be everywhere these days and it’s not surprising — they’re easy to care for and grow in all colors, shapes, and sizes! Add some ocean vibes to your home with plants that look like they belong “down where it’s wetter, baby it’s better, under the sea.” (via Succulents and Sunshine)
4. Moon Valley: With around 600 species in the Pilea genus, these weird and wonderful tropical BB’s can thrive in inclement conditions. Plant these guys in your warmest room with the most indirect, all-day light. (via The Spruce)
10. Lobster Claw Heliconia Plant: This plant is appropriately named: Just look at those clampers! You definitely need this to accompany a seaweed look-alike like the one above. They’re a bit more work, but you can follow these tips for keeping these colorful beauties alive. (via Patrick Talbert)
11. Thigmotrope Satellite: Take your air plants in a different direction by making them float in thin air like this fun display does. Thigmotrope satellite might sound a little space age-y, but really it’s a three-pronged tool for creating vertical gardens, aka magic. (via Flora Grubb)
12. Puna Clavarioides: This is not your typical cactus. Finger-like stems sprout from the tops, creating a perfect conversation piece for your garden. Use it as your next creative jewelry holder if you’re brave! (via The Tephrocactus Study Group)
13. Tillandsia: This is is a fun way to describe those impossibly low-maintenance air plants everyone is raving about. These guys grab water and nutrients right out of the air, and when the Pseudobaileyi variety is planted in snail shells and suspended with fishing line, you’ve got yourself the nautical wall hangings of your dreams. (via Craft Organic)
14. Boophane Disticha: Native to South Africa, this plant’s wavy texture and fan shape make it fun to look at. But it’s fatal when consumed in large doses, so next time you’re in South Africa don’t go around eating pretty plants. (via Waarki)
15. Donkey Tails: Perhaps the most fun thing about succulents is their creative animal anatomy names. These donkey tails drape down in the most fabulous way. Try hanging yours in one of these planters. (via Nafeuse Magazine)
16. Euphorbia Tirucalli: These are often referred to as “firesticks,” since they grow long, thin and bright reddish gold. They can grow up to 25 feet tall, but this medium-sized one has a cheerful spring coral color and will probably only get to about four feet. Perfect spring succulent addition, you say? We couldn’t agree more. (via Cactus Limon)
Would you add any of these funky plants to your garden this spring? Tell us @BritandCo!