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Houseplants That Are a Little Weird

Friday June 21, 2019
By Molly Williams

There’s nothing like coming across a houseplant that stops you in your tracks and makes you go “Wow, I need this plant in my life!” Whether they are funky, wacky, or totally elegant, some plants are just irresistible.

These unusual plants are shooting to the top of our “must-have” list and gaining traction among collectors and plant parents. They’re just as rare as they are stunning.

Green velvet alocasia (Alocasia Micholitziana “Frydek”)

This plant is a total stunner. The arrow-shaped leaves have thick, white veins and a soft, velvety texture. While it’s absolutely gorgeous, growing it can be stressful: Alocasias need a lot of humidity to keep their leaves from browning around the edges. This plant loves to have moist soil, but hates sitting in water. Finding its “happy place” is hard work, but it will pay off. Just know these plants thrive in a warm, humid greenhouse environment with filtered, indirect light.

Dolphin succulent (Senecio peregrinus)

These little cuties have everyone flocking to their local plant shops. They require the same care as a string of pearls plant—and even drape like one—but look like dolphins instead of pearls! It’s a wicked cool plant, but difficult to find since it’s a hybrid. Try searching online or calling up your local shop before venturing out.

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