Are You A True Plant Lover? 5 Unique And Rare Plants To Spice Up Your Home.

Are You A True Plant Lover? 5 Unique And Rare Plants To Spice Up Your Home.

A home is not just a physical structure, but is also the environment that surrounds us. Having plants in your home can greatly enhance the ambiance of the space, and makes it more inviting. With so many options to choose from when adding greenery to your house, you will have no problem finding something unique for your home.

1. Nerve Plant

The Fittonia Plant or Nerve Plant is a tropical plant that belongs to the Acanthaceae family. The plant is native to the tropical rainforest of South America and mainly found in the Peru region. The most common Fittonia plant bears dark green leaves with striking silver-colored veins. Other varieties come with different stripe colors like red, pink, white, and green. The nerve plant indeed flowers after some time but the flower’s color is dependent on the variety of the plant. However, mostly reddish, and yellowish-white colors can be seen in flowers.

2. Desert Rose

The desert rose (Adenium obesum) is a slow-growing plant, only growing about 12 inches per year. It is often used as a bonsai plant thanks to its thick succulent trunk, thin and delicate leaves, and luscious, deep pink trumpeting flowers. It is native to Africa, the Middle East, and Madagascar.

3. Night Blooming Jasmine

The night-blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) is aptly named because its white-yellow, tubular flowers bloom at night; the flowers close during the day. It belongs to the Solanaceae family, also known as the nightshade or potato family of plants. It is known for its scent and is quite possibly the strongest scented plant in the world. When in bloom, the flowers release a scent of sweet perfume that pervades the area within 300-500 ft of the plant.

4. Club Moss

Clubmosses are primitive vascular plants that look like miniature pines or cedars spreading over the forest floor. They evolved around 410 million years ago, even before higher plants and dinosaurs appeared on earth. Today, modern species only grow inches tall, but their ancestors grew as tall as 135 feet. The abundance of tree-like clubmosses, along with horsetails and ferns, dominated the Carboniferous period (which lasted 359.2 to 299 million years ago), and the woody clubmosses created much of the massive coal deposits that are mined today.

5. Pencil Cactus

Pencil cactus is a tall succulent with long, spindly branches. It makes for a good houseplant or ornamental garden succulent.

Contrary to its name, the pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) is a type of succulent, not a cactus plant. Native to South Africa and India, the pencil cactus is part of the Euphorbia genus. This succulent shrub features thick branches that split off into long, narrow stems that are about as thick as a pencil. In late spring and early summer, small yellow flowers grow at the end of the stems.

Other common names of the pencil cactus are milk bush, Indian tree spurge, pencil tree, and pencil plant. Some cultivars of the pencil cactus like ‘Sticks on Fire’ and ‘Rosea’—commonly known as firestick plant or fire plant—feature orange and red-colored stems. If grown outside, a pencil cactus can reach up to 30 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Indoors, a pencil cactus can grow up to six feet tall and three feet wide.

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