Unique Plants to Grow in Your House for an Attractive Interior
You can probably recognize an aloe plant or a snake plant in a house without a second glance. But what about sensitive plants or hoya plants? Trust me; you won’t be able to recognize these unique plants as they are not common.
Nature is really amazing, and it has a lot of incredible unique plants, and you can grow many of them to add a unique touch to your house. These plants are so cool and fascinating that you will want to add them to your indoor plant’s collection.
Whether you are looking for something bigger, bolder, colourful or a striking succulent, you can find a unique plant in each of these categories. Some of the unique plants are highly low-maintenance, and you can even keep them in your office. Here is an article with the most beautiful and unique house plants.
Unique Plants to Grow Indoors
If you are ready to move beyond the common types of aloe plant or ivy plant, then you are at the right place. The world of popular indoor plants is huge, and you can find a lot of uncommon and unique houseplants in it. Below mentioned are some of the best and unique indoor plants you can grow in your house for an appealing look.
Climbing Sea Onion (Bowiea volubilis)
The climbing onion, botanically known as Bowiea volubilis, is one of the unique house plants with beautiful, weird flowers. It is among the best houseplants for beginners to start growing indoor plants as it can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions and also shrugs off neglect.
In the spring, this plant puts out lacy foliage and goes into dormancy during fall. If you plan to grow climbing sea onions, provide them with proper support of small trails so that they can thrive properly. Provide this plant with full sun, and make sure to keep it on the dry side.
Banana Shrub (Michelia Figo)
It is one of the unique plants known for its sweet tropical scent. However, it is not related to the fruiting banana tree. It belongs to the magnolia family and grows similar cup-shaped blooms on beautiful compact shrubs. Moreover, it does not grow more than three feet when grown in a container.
The banana shrub is the right pick if you are new to the world of the houseplant. All this plant needs is partial sun, average room temperature, and moderate watering in order to thrive. It also grows unique flowers that are red or dark pink in colour. These flowers add a unique touch to the interior of your house.
Club Moss (Selaginella)
These unique house plants are evergreen plants belonging to the sole genus. It is also known as a spike plant and is related to ferns and club moss. This one is native to tropical areas and is one of the oldest plants.
Club moss has an interesting profile that perfectly fits in modern-day homes. It does perfectly in low-light conditions. You can add this plant to your mini terrarium as it will add cheer to your windowsill beautifully throughout the season.
When growing this plant, make sure to keep it moist all the time as it is highly sensitive to drying. Moreover, do not expose it to full sun. All it needs is a shade or indirect light to thrive.
Lifesaver Plant (Huernia zebrina)
It is one of the weirdest looking plants with weird flowers. Its unique flowers that are waxy look like plastic but are really beautiful. This plant is native to South Africa. It is a member of the cactus family and needs full sun and sandy soil to thrive.
The lifesaver plant is perennial succulent, and it grows in different creeping patterns. You might think that this unique houseplant is difficult to grow, but trust me, it is not. Once you grow it, you will fall in love with its unique look.
Coffee Plant (Coffee arabica)
Coffee plants are one of the unique plants, and it is the same one that keeps you in java. It is an attractive plant with glossy green foliage perfect for adding a lush green touch to your home. The coffee plant is a member of the gardenia family, so it will surely get fragrant white flowers that proceed to red berries and yield coffee beans.
If you love unique flowers, then this is one amazing pick for you. Coffee plants love moderate light and humid conditions. They can grow quite large; however, you can prune them, and they can grow back within a year to their flowering size.
Cement Leaf Plant (Titanopsis calcarea)
If you are looking for some unique house plants, then this one is the right pick for you. It is also known as jewel lea, carpet leaf, and limestone rock plant and is native to South Africa. It is succulent and needs high light conditions and rocky soil to thrive. If you take care of this plant properly, it might even grow beautiful yellow, unique flowers in the winter months.
Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum)
Desert rose is not only unique but also one of the rare houseplants. It grows in the arid regions of the Middle East and Africa. Desert rose justifies its name, and it grows in dry and hot conditions. The plant resembles the beautiful bonsai tree in form and has a swollen trunk that can store water in drought conditions.
It is the best plant to add a colourful touch to your home as it grows beautiful, pink, unique flowers. When growing a desert rose, make sure to provide it with good drainage and lots of light. This plant naturally enters dormancy in winter, so you do not need to worry about the leaf drop. Make sure to place it in a cool sunny window when the temperature rises more than 70 F.
Bat Flower (Tacca chantrieri)
If you are looking for plants with unique flowers, then bat flower is on the top of this list. It is one of the black houseplants with dark petals and long whiskers that categorize as bracteoles. They are thin and specialized bracts that grow from flower stalk. This plant loves filtered light, excellent air circulation, and high humidity.
It is an exotic plant with dark flowers that looks like a bat in flight; Bat flower plant has ruffled wings and hanging filaments. Long attractive leaves surrounding the bloom makes this plant look profoundly amazing.
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
Once, it was believed that sensitive plants have feelings and nervous systems. These plants show the sudden movement of leaves when you touch them. It is a function of the movement of water present in the plant cells. But the reaction of this plant on touch looks really fascinating.
In tropical areas, this plant is considered a weed. It requires moderate watering and lots of sunlight to yield successfully and grow like a plant with unique flowers.
A sensitive plant makes an amazing houseplant and is best for people who prefer low-maintenance plants. It is characterized by light purple unique flowers that look like pom-poms and beautiful fern-like leaves. With time this plant floors creeping habit.
These unique plants are popular among people who admire black plants in their interior. It is popular for its unique look like a rock. The black stone is an amazing succulent and is a perfect example of beauty. These plants do best in full sun and partial shade. A living stone plant is also known as a pebble plant.
If you are planning to grow living stones in your house, make sure to provide it with sunlight for around 4-5 hours. Moreover, also give it partial shade during noontime. The best place for living stones is the south or east window due to optimum light.
Lipstick Echeveria ( Echeveria agavoides)
If you love indoor plants with unique red flowers, then lipstick echeveria is a perfect choice. This flowering species belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It grows bright red succulents that are highly attractive and a conversation starter. Some flowers are red all over, while others are green with bright red tips. However, in any case, these plants are sure to add a touch of beautiful colour to your indoor garden.
There are different types of Hoya, and all are among unique plants. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner, trust me, you will want to keep hoya hearts in your home. This unique plant is also known as the heart plant, is one of the most romantic succulents you can ever find. Gift it to your loved ones to impress them.
Another amazing thing about this plant is that it is low maintenance which makes it perfect for people with busy schedules. This plant is often sold as clipping of single leaves; however, you can find full plants also.
If you are a plant lover and looking for something different, then unique plants are a must for you. Trust me, you will not find these unique house plants in every house, and they are surely going to be the conversation starter. Most of these plants are low-maintenance, so you do not need a lot of efforts to grow them. Tell us about your favourite indoor plants by dropping a comment.