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These 11 Cool and Unique Houseplants Really Exist

These 11 Cool and Unique Houseplants Really Exist

Mother Nature is truly amazing in creating these fascinating and unique houseplants! You should definitely add one of these to your indoor garden collection.

Each houseplant has a different personality & trait, but some of them are truly unique, such as they can catch their prey, dance, and move. It sounds unbelievable, but these unique houseplants really exist!

We all know that houseplants are becoming more and more popular, but finding rare and unique houseplants is now becoming a mild obsession and trend of plant enthusiasts. So if you are ready to think ‘outside the pot,’ check out these oddballs to add to your indoor garden collection.

Bat Flower

Bat Flower is an exotic orchid that mimics a bat in flight. It’s a bit tricky to grow since it requires free-draining soil in dappled sun or full shade.

Sunlight: Bat Flower is a shade-loving houseplant, so it’s best to provide it with partial sun to dappled shade.

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist. 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Bat Flower requires a humid environment to thrive, so mist it regularly.


Coral Cactus

You got it right! The Coral Cactus looks like a colorful undersea coral reef. It’s one of the most unique houseplants that resembles a crinkled, cabbage with green, purple, white, or yellow with pink leave edges.

Sunlight: Coral Cactus prefers a combination of full to partial sunlight.

Water: Keep the soil moist. If the top two to four inches of the topsoil is dry, then water the soil of your Coral Cactus while avoiding the leaves.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Coral Cactus likes humidity with good airflow, so mist it regularly.


Dolphin Succulents

Dolphin Succulents might be one of the most adorable small houseplants. It’s a fish AND it’s a plant. How unique is that? Its name was inspired by its cute little leaves that look like dolphins jumping out from the water.

Sunlight: Dolphin Succulents are not heat-loving succulent, so it’s best to place them in a shaded spot or to provide them with bright, indirect light.

Water: Allow the soil to dry completely in between waterings. 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Check their leaves to help you decide if they need water.


Lifesaver Plant

Lifesaver Plant, also known as Huernia zebrina, is one of the most unique houseplants because of its lifebuoy appearance. It may also release a strong, unpleasant smell to attract pollinators. The odor is compared to the decaying flesh of dead animals.

Sunlight: Provide your Lifesaver Plant with partial shade.

Water: Water when the top inch of the soil is completely dry.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: During hot summer days, check your Lifesaver Plant if it needs a drink by checking the soil regularly.

Lipstick Echeveria

Lipstick Echeveria is a bright red succulent with glossy leaves. It can surely add a pop of color to your home.

Sunlight: Lipstick Echeveria prefers full sun to partial shade.

Water: Water when the soil is completely dry.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Avoid the intense afternoon light as it may burn the leaves.

Living Stones

Living Stones, also known as Lithops, are one of the most unique houseplants. It’s popular for its crazy-cool appearance that mimics rocks, which they got their name.

Sunlight: Lithops require five to six hours of direct sunlight every day. Turn its pot every few days for even growth.

Water: Water them when the soil is completely dry. Water Lithops every couple of weeks during its growing seasons (spring and fall). 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Don’t overwater them. Keep Lithops completely dry during summer and winter.

Monkey Orchid

And they smell like ripe oranges too! Monkey Orchid, from its name, looks like a miniature monkey face. However, it can be quite finicky because it requires very specific living conditions to thrive.

Sunlight: Place your Monkey Orchid in full shade, but not completely dark as a closet.

Water: Water once a week, and mist it regularly. 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Always water in the morning to give the soil to dry out throughout the day.

Nerve Plants

Nerve Plants are one of the most unique houseplants because of their bright leaf veins. It’s a tricky houseplant to grow since it requires very high, constant humidity.

Sunlight: Nerve Plants prefer bright, indirect light.

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Keep its spot humid by regular misting or by using a room humidifier.

Rabbit Succulent

Rabbit Succulents are cute houseplants because of their fuzzy “ears.” However, these “ears” grow longer and longer over time, which makes them look less adorable. You have to see it for yourself.

Sunlight: Rabbit Succulent requires plenty of sun.

Water: Water when the top one inch of soil is dry.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: It thrives in a loam-based compost in its pot.

Rex Begonia

If Tim Burton was a houseplant, he would definitely be a Rex Begonia. It’s one of the unique houseplants with dramatic, spiral-patterned leaves. It looks a bit intimidating, but the truth is it’s pretty easy to care for.

Sunlight: Rex Begonia like bright, indirect light.

Water: Allow the soil to dry completely in between waterings.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Avoid misting since it can lead to problems with powdery mildew.


Staghorn Fern

If you are looking to grow something striking and unusual, Staghorn Fern might be the houseplant for you. It’s nature’s funkiest fern! The Staghorn Fern got its name because of its long, forked fronds that resemble deer antlers.

Sunlight: Staghorn Fern prefers bright, indirect light.

Water: Water once per week during spring and summer, and water once every two to three weeks during cooler months. 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Less light or heat = less watering. More humidity = less watering. More light or heat = more watering. Remember these tips, and your Staghorn Fern will flourish.

What do you think of these unique houseplants? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

Help your houseplants get back in shape with these spring gardening tips from our favorite green thumbs! Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.

Whatever houseplant you choose to transform your home into a lively oasis, you’ll definitely need a stylish planter to display your plant baby in. No matter what your style, there’s an Omysa planter that will be perfect with your garden and home’s décor. From ceramics to fiberstone, check out Omysa’s Shop and add it to your cart!

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