5 Unusual Houseplants for Your Collection

Are you tired of the same old houseplants and looking to add some unique and unusual options to your collection?

Here are 5 unusual houseplants that are sure to make a statement in your home.

1. Curio ficoides 'Mount Everest'

Curio ficoides is a striking succulent that features dense blue-grey fleshy leaves. It's really easy to care for too and likes somewhere bright. You don't often find them in big plant shops so they'll definitely make a statement in your home.

2. Senecio Peregrinus (String of Dolphins)

This unique succulent has small, dolphin-shaped leaves that cascade down its stems. It's easy to care for and makes a great hanging plant.

Woman holding a woven basket with string of dolphins trailing succulent

3. Euphorbia trigona (African Milk Tree Plant)

This is such an unusual plant and is actually grown as a hedge in central africa. It may look like a cactus, but it's actually a succulent. 

This plant has elongated stems with small, green leaves that grow close to the stem with red spines. It's a great option for those looking for a taller, more striking plant.

They can grow up to 4 metres high! But that might take a while. They like full sun or partial shade.

But the sap is toxic, so be careful if you are breaking off an arm to propagate.

4. Syngonium 'Strawberry cream' - Arrowhead Plant

This plant has arrow-shaped leaves that come in a variety of colours, but the pink variety - Syngonium 'Strawberry cream' is such a beauty. It's also known for being easy to care for and fast-growing.

Syngoniums are relatively low-maintenance plants, making them perfect for both novice and experienced plant owners. They thrive in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions as well.

Let them dry out between watering and they will be very happy in your home.

5. Air Plants (Tillandsia spp.)

From Mexico and South America these little plants cling to branches and the side of cliffs. 

These plants don't require soil to grow they just get their nutrients and moisture from the air.

With a bit of misting they are really good houseplants to care for.

Plus you can display them on their own or mounted on objects like driftwood or rocks. Or hanging out of shells. 

They're unique and low-maintenance, making them a great addition to any indoor garden. You can even put them outside during the summer as long as in diffused light.

You just need to immerse them in rainwater a few times a week. In the summer it can help to add some orchid fertiliser to a bowl and let them soak overnight.

We love it when they're made to look like tiny jellyfish.


So why not mix things up and add some unusual houseplants to your collection?

Stop by our shop at Banana Block in East Belfast to take a look at our wide selection of plants, or give us a call if you are looking for something specific.