Magic is not limited to dreams and movies, plants can do that too! Read more about the List of 10 Magical Plants that Radiate Magic!
We relate plants to something that we have seen and experienced a thousand times before but there are many species out there that could amaze you! Here are some of the most interesting List of Magical Plants you should know about!
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1. Shame Plant
Botanical Name: Mimosa pudica
Magical Power: Responds to sensitivity by folding it’s leaves and bowing down.
Native Place: America, Australia, and India
Popularly known as the “Touch-me-not” plant, Shame Plant is sensitive in nature. It is also an effective herbal medicine and used as anti-fertility, anti-depressant, and anti-bacterial drugs.
2. Living Stone
Botanical Name: Lithops
Magical Power: Living stone plants grow in stones with an invisible root system and blend perfectly with the surroundings.
Native Place: South Africa and Namibia
Living Stone Plants are small succulents. They grow in stones and have a hidden or invisible root system. They blend so well in the surroundings that it becomes difficult to notice them. It might also have a mention as one of the magical plants in mythology.
3. Strangler Fig
Botanical Name: Ficus altissima
Magical Power: Grows with the help of host trees and kills them by soaking up all of their nutrients. It also has a magical power of surviving cyclones.
Native Place: Florida and West Indies
Popularly known as “killer tree”, the Strangler fig plant has long, snake-like roots and grows aggressively by absorbing nutrients from the surrounding trees. It finds a mention in the list of magical plants every time!
4. Venus Flytrap
Botanical Name: Dionaea muscipula
Magical Power: Venus Flytrap is a smart plant, which attracts an insect, traps it and gobbles it down.
Native Place: North and South Carolina
Venus Fly Trap is a carnivore plant and blossoms yearly with beautiful white flowers. It features two leaves which act as lobs and helps in trapping its prey. People also use this plant to attract growth and prosperity.
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5. Dragon’s Blood Tree
Botanical Name: Dracaena cinnabari
Magical Power: The red juice of the Dragon’s Blood Tree is of medicinal importance and fosters the overall well-being of an individual. It’s also used in cleaning and painting.
Native Place: Socotra archipelago, Yemen
Dragon’s Blood Tree is an umbrella-like, mushroom-shaped tree, found in abundance at Socotra Island near the Arabian Sea. The sap of the tree has numerous medicinal benefits and also has uses in cleaning as well as cosmetic purposes. It should be on the top of your list of magical plants!
6. Deadly Nightshade
Botanical Name: Atropa Belladonna
Magical Power: Consuming the berries of the deadly nightshade plant can make you go unconscious. If taken in excess quantity, the berries of the plant can even kill you.
Native Place: Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia
Commonly known as Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade is a poisonous plant with bell-shaped flowers which later bears jet-black, glossy berries. The parts of the plant contain deadly compounds like atropine, hyocyamine, and scopolamine which can hinder your nervous system.
7. Rainbow Eucalyptus
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus deglupta
Magical Power: The rainbow eucalyptus features a colorful bark that changes its color from season to season.
Native Place: Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea
Rainbow Eucalyptus is one of the most beautiful trees in the world and is grown in Philipines and Indonesia. The tree features colorful bark, tall height, and a soothing aromatic fragrance. The juice from the leaves of Rainbow Eucalyptus has uses in treating cough-cold, bronchitis, and respiratory problems.
8. Bleeding Tooth Fungus
Botanical Name: Hydnellum peckii
Magical Power: The Bleeding Tooth Fungus produces edible blood-type fluid with a bitter taste.
Native Place: North America and Europe
It also goes by the name the Devil’s Tooth, Hydnellum peckii is a beautiful fungus plant featuring blood-red droplets and white lumps with a slightly pink surface. It’s a rare fungus species found generally in the arid-deserted regions. It is also one of the best magical looking plants.
Botanical Name: Tillandsia
Magical Power: They can take the nutrients and water using the scales present on their leaves and can also grow on rocks!
Native Place: Mexico, United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to mid-Argentina.
Tillandsias are uniquely cute plants that have an amazing ability to survive without soil and can also be found growing on rocks! The magical beauty of the plant doesn’t end there as they can also use the power of their roots to cling to other trees!
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Botanical Name: Adansonia
Magical Power: They can grow up to a height of 80-100 feet with a trunk diameter of 30-40 feet!
Native Place: Madagascar, mainland Africa, Arabia, and Australia.
The creepy looking Baobab trees can easily find a mention in ghost stories due to their daunting figure. The abnormally wide trunk coupled with the enormous height makes them look like a ghost from your worst nightmare!
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