12 Unique Indoor Plants with Personality & Traits

These unique indoor plants can put you in bewilderment with their personality and traits. You may not believe, they exist!

There are many plants with personality & traits, and some of them are listed here. These unique indoor plants can move, dance, revive, regrow, mimic, and even act to catch their prey, and adding them to your houseplant collection can be rewarding!

Check out our article on the most beautiful houseplants here


Unique Houseplants

1. Autograph Tree

Botanical Name: Clusia rosea

What’s Unique in this Plant: The stiff, leathery dark green leaves can be used to write messages and signatures, and that’s why it got its name.

How to Grow This: Check out our article on growing autograph plant.

2. Pebble Plant

Botanical Name: Lithops

What’s Unique in this Plant: Also known as ‘living stones’ as they closely resemble rocks and stones. These unique succulents evolved this strategy to eschew animals and pests in nature.

How to Grow This: Learn to plant lithops here.

3. Swallow Tail Plant

Botanical Name: Christia obcordata

What’s Unique in this Plant: The triangular-shaped burgundy-green foliage looks like a ‘Swallowtail Butterfly.’

How to Grow This: This tropical plant is native to East and South Asia. It can be grown from seeds and prefers warm indoor conditions.

4. Mother of Millions/Thousands

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe daigremontiana

What’s Unique in this Plant: This unique succulent can produce countless baby plantlets from the edges of the leaves.

How to Grow This: A forgiving plant that can be grown in the shade, but needs warm surroundings.

5. Lipstick Plant

Botanical Name: Aeschynanthus spp.

What’s Unique in this Plant: Bright red to purple-brown tubular flowers resemble a lipstick, hence the name.

How to Grow This: Check out this article on how to grow a lipstick plant.

6. Resurrection Plant

Botanical Name: Selaginella lepidophylla

What’s Unique in this Plant: This plant can come back from death, it can rehydrate and reactivate its metabolism in a few hours when exposed to the moisture after complete desiccation.

How to Grow This: Grow resurrection plant in two parts peat moss, one part sand, and one part humus. It doesn’t have roots, and it rests on the surface of the growing medium.

7. Sensitive Plant

Botanical Name: Mimosa pudica

What’s Unique in this Plant: Also known as shame plant, it proves that plants are living things by its ability to fold the leaves when touched.

How to Grow This: Learn to grow it here in this article.

8. Venus Flytrap

Botanical Name: Dionaea muscipula

What’s Unique in this Plant: This extraordinary plant can work as an insect repellent in your home, it is prized with unique insect catching toothed leaves.

How to Grow This: Check out the growing tips here.

9. Vanilla Orchid

Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia

What’s Unique in this Plant: Also known as ‘Vanilla plant,’ it has a pleasant vanilla fragrance. The only orchid that grows edible fruits!

How to Grow This: Growing it is similar to other orchids. Check out some DIY orchid mix recipes here.

10. Monkey Orchid

Image Credit: Martha Stewart

Botanical Name: Dracula simia

What’s Unique in this Plant: The exciting trait of this orchid is it looks like a monkey’s face. One more amazing quality that makes it a part of this unique indoor plants list is–it emits a strong orange scent.

How to Grow This: Grow them in bright shade and high humidity in slightly cool and not really warm temperatures.

11. Dancing Plant

Botanical Name: Codariocalyx motorius

What’s Unique in this Plant: Although the plants can’t walk, they can dance, especially this one. It can put you in bewilderment with its leaflets that can move. For more information, check out this educational article here.

How to Grow This: Not exactly an indoor plant and it doesn’t look very beautiful either, but if you’ve got a sunny window, you can grow it as a houseplant.

12. Stevia

Image Credit: Logee’s

Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana

What’s Unique in this Plant: The distinct feature of stevia¬†leaves is you can use them as a sweetener. Suitable for diabetics and calorie-conscious people.

How to Grow This: Find a sunny windowsill to place your indoor stevia plant with other herbs.

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