Usually, novice growers are advised to grow cacti, ficus, aloe, fittonia, asparagus, chlorophytum, sansevieria, and other unpretentious representatives of home flora at home. And if you want to break the pattern of classical plants’ owners? Today we will talk about the most unusual and rare plants which can take root on your windowsill.
As indoor plants become more and more popular, we are constantly looking for new or unusual plants to add to our collections.
Its name translates as a false (fake) stone. It does not have leaves, and the shoots, intertwining with each other, form a semblance of a sphere with edges. It can be grayish, olive, brown-green, less often there are specimens of silvery and pinkish shades. Outwardly, it resembles a stone and looks very unusual. Long bloom - August-November. Pollinated by flies.
This unique houseplant might be called a banana shrub, but it's actually not from the banana family, but from the magnolia plant family. It got its name because the flowers smell like bananas! Banana shrub loves a lot of light, so a sunny window facing south is best (although an east or west facing window will do). Let the soil dry between waterings and do not over-water it as it is prone to root diseases.
The desert rose, oddly enough, comes from the desert! More precisely, the deserts of Africa and the Middle East. When it blooms, it adds a wonderful touch to your room, and even without flowers, it will be a great focal point for your indoor garden. Since it is a desert plant, it's okay if you forget to water it from time to time. Make sure the soil is completely dry between waterings. During warmer months, you can put it on your patio to encourage plant growth.
This plant originally comes from the rainforest. This sprawling vine feeds on the sap of the crop it has attached to. More than a hundred species are known.
Perennial plant with dark green leaves in the form of curls. This unusual feature has led to the culture becoming a welcome guest in the home of fans of unusual house plants.
This colorful plant is native to South America and is simply amazing! This plant is called nerve because of the bright red veins on the leaves (they are kind of like nerves!).
It loves dry air and low humidity, and also should beware of cold drafts. Plus, it's easy to grow and will look great in any room.
Cacti come in all shapes and sizes. This is one of the most unusual! The Pencil Cactus gets its name because ... well, it looks like a bunch of pencils!
Beware of its milk juice as it can be toxic (the plant is not suitable for pets). It loves sunny places, so a southern windowsill is best suited. Make sure you use cactus soil and only water it a few times a month. When watering, thoroughly saturate the soil until it drains from the bottom of the pot.
Thick, spiral leaves add a modern architectural look to any space. In the spring, fragrant flowers bloom from it! Sometimes the leaves turn brown during flowering. If you don't want this to happen, just cut off the flower thorns when they start to grow.
This plant needs a lot of light, so use south-facing windows for this. And let the soil dry again between waterings.
Night blooming jasmine
It is the most fragrant and rare houseplant on this list, and you should definitely consider it (and one of my personal favorites)! The shiny dark green leaves are beautiful, but the real joy of this plant is the tiny white flowers. When they open at night, they exude a strong, intense and romantic scent!
These are quite thirsty plants (especially in warm weather), but make sure the soil dries out between waterings. Night blooming jasmine loves the sun! So make sure you find a sunny window for this baby plant.
True to their name, the tiny leaves on this sprawling succulent look exactly like swimming dolphins - too good to be true. If you want your own, the technical name for this variety is Senecio peregrinus.
So, don't worry and be confident enough to add something rare and unique to your collection! Time to think outside the pot!