12 Breathtaking Unique Beautiful Houseplants You Didn’t Know Existed

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Looking for unique beautiful houseplants that nobody else has? Here are some of the most amazing looking plants you’ve never seen before. And probably didn’t know existed.

What’s great about plants is that there are no boundaries to how they look. And, there are always new ones being discovered.

So, if you want something that’s both eye catching and not many people know about, check these out.

 

Breathtaking Unique Beautiful Houseplants

Desert Rose

Desert Rose

If you’re looking for something gorgeous and unique, the desert rose is something worth considering.

It combines a bright, beautiful flower along with a thick succulent stem.

As such, you can enjoy its amazing pink and red blooms during the summer. And, as it grows, its stem will become more and more prominent that anyone who sees it will instantly take notice.

The plant does grow fairly big after a while. But, it is a slow grower so, you’ll be able to move it as it grows.

 

Hoya Hearts

Hoya Hearts

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The hoya heart is also known as the Sweetheart Hoya. Botanically, it is known as Hoya kerrii.

And, one look at it and you’ll quickly see where it gets its names.

This is a very popular Valentine’s Day gift because it is the only plant in around that forms this kind of heart. Yes, there are many plants with heart-shaped leaves. But, they’re not as distinctive as this one.

What makes it stand out is that its leaves are thick and fleshy. Thus, the leaves are able to stand on their own making them very prominent.

 

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Golden Club Moss

Golden Club Moss

Golden Club Moss (Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’) is a lovely plant that’s perfect for designing terrariums or grown in small hanging baskets.

It is a vigorous grower which makes it a great miniature plant to have around the house.

Golden Club Moss need humid conditions, ideally 50% or higher. And, they can’t tolerate the cold either. So it is a good idea to keep room temperature above 50 degrees Fahreneheit.

 

Ultra Pink Aglaonema

Ultra Pink Aglaonema

Aglaonema are wonderful houseplants that are among the easiest to care for. And, while many people are familiar with its green leaves of the Chinese Evergreen, not many are aware that there are so many other colorful Aglaonema they can choose from.

When it comes to our list of breathtakingly unique beautiful houseplants one of the most stunning ones around is the Ultra Pink Aglaonema.

This features large red-pink leaves with a green border that’s sure to catch anyone’s attention.

They only grow to 1 to 2 feet tall so you do want to place them somewhere visitors will easily spot them to produce the full effect.

 

Moon Cactus

Moon Cactus

Moon cactus (Gymnocalycium mihanovichii) is also called ruby red cactus.

It is unique in more ways than one. And, if you look closely , you’ll all sorts of cacti used here.

Why?

The plant cannot produce chlorophyll. As such needs to be grafted onto another plant to allow it to grow properly. Thus, some people refer to it as a mutant plant.

So, the entire plant you see in photos is not the moon cactus. Instead, it is the small colorful plant sitting on top.

The lower plant can be any kind of cactus with the ability to produce chlorophyll to support your moon cactu.

 

Rabbit Succulent

Rabbit Succulent

Rabbit succulents (Monilaria moniliformis) or Bunny ear succulents describe exactly what this plant is. The look like the ears of the animal.

The plant itself is very small growing up to about half a foot high. And, it features a thick, swollen stem with small fleshy green leaves that look like rabbits ears or a peace sign depending on what you see.

Due it its appearance and size, it makes for a lovely, cute gift on Easter.

 

Haworthia Cooperi

Haworthia Cooperi

Haworthia Cooperi look like large circular or oval shaped green gummy bears that are clumped together.

These are small but beautiful plants that have very short stems.

Their translucent appearance is likewise something you don’t see very often in plants. And, its purpose is to allow light to pass through.

That said, the plant enjoys bright, indirect light. It cannot tolerate lots of direct sunlight or too much harsh or intense exposure.

As with many succulents, it doesn’t need a lot of water. But, during the summertime, it is a good idea to keep it regularly hydrated. Come wintertime, it only needs to be watered once a month.

 

Zig Zag Cactus

Zig Zag Cactus

The Zigzag cactus is probably better known as the fishbone cactus. Both names pretty much describe the way the plant looks.

It does resemble the leftovers fishbone although with thicker, fleshy leaves. Some people see more of a zigzag patter.

This plant enjoys more water than most succulents because its native environment is rainy. But, make sure not to overwater it.

Light is also something it needs. And, it has no issues with indoor lighting. Although it will enjoy some direct sunlight every so often.

 

Living Stones

Living Stones

Living Stones (Lithops) are commonly called pebble plants as well because of their appearance. These look like small stones but are actually succulents. Because of their looks, they may not seem like plants.

That said, they are slow growing plants that don’t get very big. They also go dormant during the summer when it gets hot as well as wintertime.

However, like other plants, they do flower. As such, you’ll see white, orange or yellow blooms appear during the fall.

 

Aeoniums

Aeoniums

Aeoniums are succulent plants. The genus contains 35 different plants whose thick, fleshy leaves form a rosette. These species come in different shapes, sizes and color so you can choose which ones you like most.

The are warm-loving plants that enjoy sunlight. You can grow them both indoors and outdoor. But, if you’re growing them outdoors, be aware that they are well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11 where they can be grown all year long outside.

Otherwise, it is a good idea to keep them in containers so you can easily bring them inside during the colder times of the year.

 

Albuca Frizzle Sizzle

Albuca Frizzle Sizzle

If you’re looking for a fun, whimsical plant that can lighten the mood in your home or any room, here’s a good plant to help you do that.

As you can probably guess, it gets its name from the frizzy behavior of its leaves. These curl up to form all kinds of odd spirals.

Interestingly, they also produce a lovely sweet vanilla fragrance.

The plant blooms during the spring. And, you want to give it enough sunlight for its to grow its best.

 

Banana Shrub

Banana Shrub

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The Banana Shrub (Michelia figo) is not related to the banana tree. Instead it is part of the Magnolia family. As such, it features a lovely, fragrant flower reminiscent of the Magnolia flowers you’ll see often in the South.

That said, it gets its name because the scent it produces smells like a banana. And, as you’ve probably see from our different plant profiles, plants often get their names via association. This can be from looks, smell, or other features.

Banana shrubs enjoy lots of sunlight. They also don’t like sitting in water so avoid overwatering.

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