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18 Rare, but also beautiful indoor plants, which you didn't know existed

18 Rare, but also beautiful indoor plants, which you didn't know existed

Surely you recognize a cactus at first. Even Sansevieria are increasingly common. But grant the donkey tails wave trachyandra? If you already have a house full of plants and they all look the same, you may want to incorporate one of these original varieties.

1. Plant 'with nerves'

Known as Fittonia, These plants are nicknamed the bright leaf veins. Its colorful and unusual designs will enliven even the most bland shelves or countertops in the home

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2. Living stones

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Okay, technically they are not "stones", but the lithops, also calls stone plants, they are pretty look alike. These soft succulents mimic like rocks in the dry plains of South Africa, and surely those pairs of rounded leaves will be ideal in a very sunny window. But beware, "excess water is the death of the Lithops," according to Get Plants.

3. Black succulents

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This plant, scientifically called Sinocrassula yunnanensis,It forms dense groups of rosettes that are technically green, but so dark that they appear black to the naked eye.

4. Succulent dolphin

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In Japan they are going crazy for this lovely plant and for good reason: the tiny leaves look like dolphins swimming. Almost too pretty to be true. If you want yours, the technical name of this variety is Senecio peregrinus.

5. Moss balls

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Your fishbowl is about to be much prettier. These "moss balls" are made of spherically grown algae and live in the water. To take care of them, change the water every two weeks and keep the plant out of direct sunlight. Your scientific name: Cladophora Aegagrophila.

6. Hoya Kerrii

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Love these guys. Perfect for our little #cornerplanter too! #hoyakerrii # 💞 #hearts #heart # 💝

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Also known as The plant of the heart, It is native to Southeast Asia and, without a doubt, the most romantic succulent that exists. It is a very popular gift on Valentine's Day (for obvious reasons) and has little care taken care of, like most succulents.

7. Zig-Zag Cactus

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Although this fun plant is technically called Selenicereus Anthonyanus, it is more commonly known by nicknames, such as fishbone cactus or San Antonio cactus. Like most cacti, it needs little maintenance and produces colorful pink flowers when it blooms.

8. Trachyandra

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No, it is not a pipe cleaner in a pot with dirt and rocks. This plant really exists and is native to eastern and southern Africa.

9. Succulent Roses

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Technically, these plants are called Greenovia Dodrentalis, but they earned their nickname because they look like roses. However, these succulents are much easier to maintain than roses, all you have to do is water when you see the top of the dry soil!

10. Crassula Umbella

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The amazing plant found on the internet that I've never seen, they called "crassula umbella" .✨ #cacti #cactus #cactuslover #cactusthailand #desertplant #succulent #succulove #succulents #crassulaumbella

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The nickname of this unique plant is Glass of wine,for obvious reasons. It grows up to 15 cm tall when it is in bloom, and shows yellowish green shoots.

11. Obese Euphorbia

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Is Euphorbia Obese without spines it looks like a ball, which is precisely why it is commonly known as the Baseball Plant or Sea urchin. It can grow from six to 15 centimeters wide and holds water in a reservoir to protect against drought.

12. Euphorbia Caput-Medusae

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So much new growth !! #euphorbiacaputmedusae

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This succulent is often called Medusa's head, since it has many snake-like stems and is native to Cape Town, South Africa.

13. Platycerium

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If you want to have a plant on the wall, this is the one you need. Known as Deer horn or Moose Horn, This variety gets its name from the original shape of its leaves that look just like that, horns.

14. Euphorbia Tirucalli

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New to the shelves - 6 "Euphorbia Tirucalli Pencil Cacti 'Firesticks' 🔥 # pencilcactus #euphorbiatirucalli #sprouthomebrooklyn

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No wonder this plant is often called Firesticks, thanks to the red color that appears at the ends of the branches. It is also known as Bush of the fingers and can reach up to 7.5 meters high.

15. Haworthia Cooperi

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They look like a bunch of bubbles, but in reality it is those groups of small rosettes of fleshy green leaves that make it unique.

16. Sedum Morganianum

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Commonly known as Sheep tail or Donkey tail, the Sedum Morganianum It produces stems that can grow up to 60 cm long with blue-green leaves. It is native to southern Mexico and Honduras.

17. Grass 'corkscrew'

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It may seem that this herb has curled the leaves with scissors to achieve that spiral shape, but it grows naturally. It tends to spread a lot if it is planted in the ground, so it is better to have it in a pot.

18. Gentiana Urnula

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The layered sheets of this plant are part of the reason why it is known as "succulent starfish". It is also known as St. Ladislao's weed.It is easy to maintain, which makes it an excellent candidate for a rock garden.

Via: House Beautiful US