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 personalities & 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 Indoor Plants
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 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 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 the 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 their 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!
10. Monkey Orchid
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.
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.
Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
What’s Unique in this Plant: The distinct feature of stevia leaves is they can be used as a sweetener. Suitable for diabetic and calorie-conscious people.
How to Grow This: Find a sunny windowsill to place your indoor stevia plant with other herbs.
13. Desert Rose
Botanical Name: Adenium obesum
What’s Unique in this Plant: It is a natural bonsai that anyone can grow with ease. The plump trunk looks really stunning with bright flowers!
How to Grow This: Find a place where it gets a lot of bright and indirect light.
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Botanical Name: Tillandsia
What’s Unique in this Plant: The best part about growing these plants is the fact that they do well without soil. They also come in unusual shapes!
How to Grow This: Do not grow them in direct sunlight. Also, do make sure you are not overwatering them.