You Will Love These Weird But Gorgeous Plants

Nature is beautiful and the best part are the plants. The Lucky Heart is literally full of hearts and one of the plants even looks like food. Discover your favorite new plant below!

Lithops

These beautiful succulents are also known as living stones or pebble plants. Because, well, they look like stones. Lithops are native to Southern Africa. These plants blend in with the other stones to protect themselves. They have rounded leaves that would do very well in a windowsill as a houseplant. Just make sure you don’t over water these plants, they don’t like it!

Lucky Heart

Hoya kerrii is from southeast Asia and is truly beautiful. The heart-shaped leaves are thick and minty green. People sometimes call this plant the “Lucky-heart.” thanks to its look and in Europe these plants are sold and given for Saint Valentine’s Day. This gift is great because it’s super low-maintenance, like most succulents.  You can find these everywhere in South China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and on the island of Java. Not only do these plants have the distinctive heart-shaped leaves, they also have small balls of nectar that are brown and red in color. The plant produces no smell.

Selenicereus Anthonyanus 

This plant also goes by Zig Zag Cactus but another  fun name for it is the Fishbone Cactus. This cactus has a smooth green skin and branched stems. The primary stems are woody and the secondary are flat and succulent. This plant blooms white and yellow flowers and exudes a strong yet sweet scent.  This plant bears fruit, too, and can be brown, green, or yellow in color.

Crassula

These type of succulents contain about 1480 species, including the Jade plant (Crassula ovata.) These plants are native to many parts of the globe but cultivated varieties come almost exclusively from the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The crassula capitella is also known as the Campfire Plant or the Red Pagoda. This striking green and bright pink plant blooms one single white flower in the summer months.

Heliconia Rostrata

Here is another gorgeous pink and green plant that looks like lobster claws and is aptly known as the hanging lobster claw. It’s also referred to as the false bird of paradise. This plant supplies the needs of birds and most notably, the hummingbird. Because of the leaves unique shape, the plant can hold water for other birds and insects. This plant is unique to tropical areas.

Senecio Rowleyanus

This plant is commonly known as string-of-pearls or string-of-beads because of its look. This green foliage has pea-like leaves and in the summer blooms white flowers with colorful stamens. These plants are so beautiful and possibly appealing, well if you like green peas. These look just like green peas! This creeping, perennial, succulent, in its natural environment, has stems that trail to the ground and root where ever they touch, creating dense mats. The senecio rowleyanus naturally avoids sunlight by growing the shade of other plants and rocks.

Euphorbia Tirucalli

This plant has so many names. Among them are sticks on fire, firesticks, aveloz, Indian tree spurge, naked lady, pencil tree, pencil cactus, and milk bush. These plants are stringy and pointed. They are long, thin, and bright reddish gold. Believe it or not, they can grow to up to 25 feet tall. Beautiful they are, but tasty they are not. These plants are toxic and can cause severe irritation and redness or burning to your skin. If it comes into contact with your, eyes it could cause severe pain and temporary blindness. If swallowed, it can burn your mouth, lips, and tongue and even cause death. So, for this plant, just look, don’t touch.

How gorgeous are these plants? The bold pinks and fire-y oranges contrast the earth around them and are too good-looking! Which is your favorite?

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