Spooky season is already here. You can decorate your home not only with paper ornaments and pumpkins but also with plants that'll stay with you after the holidays. Though… Not everyone on our list is suitable for keeping them at home — some plants are highly poisonous to humans! But they are so perfect for the Halloween atmosphere that they were impossible to miss. The names of plants are usually associated with something otherworldly or scary — spiders, ghosts, the devil…
You may not celebrate Halloween, but if you want to scare the neighbors or your besties or have a plant with THIS kind of vibe, our selection will also be highly suitable.
This lily got its name from the twisted petals that look like spider legs. The flower comes from Asia, so the ancient Japanese believed that it grows in hell because it has a connection with the dead and takes them to the afterlife. Buddhists often planted lilies on graves. Red as a blood flower that looks like a spider is an ideal plant for Halloween. The plant's leaves and stem are only slightly poisonous, but it is better to be careful with the bulb.
This is an orchid with a natural, elegant black color. Its large petals resemble the wings of a bat in flight, hence the name. Even though it looks very exotic, it is suitable to be grown indoors. If you adequately care for the plant, it can bloom for a long time. Its juice is poisonous, but it is said that a properly prepared elixir cures fear and turns anger into strength. Wow!
Carnivorous plants are spooky-style att-times favorite classics. Venus Flytrap is a popular one. You can arrange their festive feast of bugs on Halloween and entertain guests. And then leave this plant at home as a pet. Don’t forget that carnivorous plants should be watered with distilled water only - check out our articles on these marvelous plants to provide your flytrap with the best possible care.
This plant is native to Brazil. Its prickly purple leaves will be an excellent way to scare unwanted guests. Funny, but the flowers and fruits of the plant do not look so scary at all — they are more like yellow tomatoes! Of course, they are inedible.
Although it looks like a mushroom, it is really a flowering plant. Indian pipe is another name. The plant is white in color because it does not carry out photosynthesis. Thus, it can live even in the darkest scary forests. Well, flowers really look like little lost souls…
This plant is deathly dangerous to humans, so it is unlikely to decorate the house with it, even on Halloween. The origin of the name came from berries of this flower, which are also called white blueberries, that really look like eyes. The bush looks so unusual with its red stems. Boo!
These bright Halloween-colored plants really look like flashlights, but instead of fire, a small berry is hidden inside. By the way, it is widely used in folk medicine. But it is better to leave such experiments for later. The plant will become a bright accent in Halloween decorations.
Again, another species of orchid is included in the selection! Dracula orchids impress with elegance. In addition, they have different color options. You will definitely want to keep these beauties even after Halloween night.
Bonus 1: Octopus Stinkhorn
This is not a plant but a mushroom, but we couldn’t resist adding it to this list. It smells like decayed fish but (surprisingly) is not poisonous at all. This monster is also called devil’s fingers - we don’t question that name, very accurate.
Bonus 2: Bleeding Tooth Fungus
Another mushroom with an accurate name - it really looks like a tooth covered in blood drops. It is a ready-made prop for horror movies about dentists. Isn’t it fantastic that nature can create such spooky things?
Once again, not all plants on the list are suitable as decorations; some of them are highly poisonous! But still, they may inspire you for festive make-up or costume or just set the appropriate spooky mood. Boo!