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Weird Houseplants You Didn’t Know You Needed

While aloe plants and ferns have served us well over the years of keeping plants in the house, we think it might be time to branch out to some more exotic greens. You may have heard of succulents, but have you heard of dolphin succulents? What isn’t made instantly better with a dolphin? Read on to find out the top 10 weird houseplants that you need in your life.

Trachyandra

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Isn’t this little guy just magical? This trachyandra is sometimes referred to as the Dr. Seuss succulent, and I can see why! Since this is a succulent, I know it’ll be relatively easy to take care of. Win-win!

Crassula Umbella


This unique plant is more commonly known as the wine cup succulent. Cheers to that! Like most succulents, these plants are easy to grow, but they are susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. Make sure not to overwater this plant!

Euphorbia Obesa

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This South African succulent goes by another name: the baseball plant. While there are many different varieties of Euphorbia Obesa, the most common is a gigantic sphere shape. This plant is perfect for someone who travels a lot – as the care is minimal. Give this guy a lot of heat, and a little water, and he’ll be happy.

Platycerium

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This Platycerium plant, also known as the staghorn plant, is part of the fern family. These ferns are epiphytic, meaning they grow mounted on other things. So if you’re looking to grow a plant on your wall, the platycerium is the plant for you!

Euphorbia Tirucalli

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The Euphorbia Tirucalli, better known as the pencil cactus, is perfect for the ledge of a sunny window. These plants love sunlight! Make sure you have plenty of room for this plant, or that you groom it well – it can grow up to 25 feet tall!

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