These 17 Unusual Plants Just Prove Nature Can Be Weird Sometimes

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I remember I once had an unusual plant called stone flower, bought it in an excursion, from a botanical garden. It was actually my first flower that I had to take care of myself. It died after 2 years, but that’s not the point. The point is it really looked like a rock, only that when you touched it, it was mellow and fragile. As I read somewhere, it looked like a stone to protect itself from the animals that could eat it. Anyways, I can’t remember its name or anything about it, but now that we’ve come across these unusual plants around us, it just appeared from the back of my mind.

So, today we’re gonna discover together 17 unusual plants that grow on our dear Earth. Let’s see!

1. Pleiospilos nelii  “Split Rock” (sort of like my rock plant) first on the unusual plants list

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2. Pelecyphora aselliformis “Peyotillo” (quite an introvert, hmmm)

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3. Kalanchoe thyrsyflora “Flapjacks” (winding little fellow)

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4. Blue Echeveria (looks very nice, but where are the leaves?)

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5. Crassula “Buddha’s Temple” (looks much like a futuristic 3D rendering)

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6. Haworthia cooperi “Pussy Foot” (Hence the nickname)

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7. Gentiana urnula “Tibetan Starfish”

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8.Cleistocactus strausii “Silver Torch” (is it just me that can’t really see the torch here?)

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9. Aloe peglerae “Fez Aloe” (some sort of Aloe Vera?)

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10. Albuca spiralis “Corkscrew” (this little fellow likes complicated things)

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11. Pilosocereus leucocephalus “Wooly Torch” (Am I the only one who sees a dog first here?)

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12. Titanopsis variegate “Living Rock” (It’s alive!)

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13. Oxalis palmifrons “Palm Leaf Oxalis”

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14. Crassula “Pangolin”

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15. Trachyandra tortilis “Ribbon Plant”

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16. Stenocactus multicostatus “Brain Cactus”

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17. Cheiridopsis candidissima “Carpet Weed” (Wait! Did someone say weed?)

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If you liked these unusual plants like we did, just let us know! We don’t know where you can find one of these to buy, but it’s good to know they exist. You know, this planet has so much in store for us.

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