Top 5 rare and unusual houseplants

These top 5 rare and unusual houseplants are some of the most coveted houseplants for enthusiasts and collectors. If you can add one of these to your collection, you’ll be the talk of the neighbourhood! There are numerous benefits to growing houseplants, from cleaning the air of toxins to softening the aesthetics of a room. Houseplants are a joy to have and care for, especially these incredible ones that you may just want to add to your home. 

  1. Kalanchoe Delagoensis x Daigremontiana (Pink Mother Of Thousands) 
  2. Peperomia Argyreia (Watermelon Peperomia)
  3. Monstera deliciosa variegata (Variegated Monstera)
  4. Rhipsalis Heteroclada (Mistletoe Cactus)
  5. Syngonium Mottled Arrowhead 

Kalanchoe Delagoensis x Daigremontiana (Pink Mother Of Thousands) 

Kalanchoe is a well known houseplant but this one is pink! It’s very pretty and a very rare variegated Kalanchoe. It has green arrow shaped leaves with pink cups which are really stunning and eye catching. It’s because of low chlorophyll levels meaning they don’t turn green. Even better than that is although it is rare, it is so easy to care for. As a succulent it barely needs any water!

Peperomia Argyreia (Watermelon Peperomia)

This Peperomia has attractive oval shaped leaves that look just like watermelon! It’s a really interesting plant to look at and a good air purifier as well. It’s non toxic for pets which is something to consider when buying houseplants, easy to look after and can even be propagated easily for more free plants. 

Monstera deliciosa variegata

Perhaps the most well known of all the rare houseplants thanks to the many photos on social media. The variegation means white is mixed in with the green and it looks stunning. They need bright, indirect light and most but not overwatered soil that has good drainage. A warm room and humidity will help to keep this beauty thriving. 

Monstera deliciosa variegata

Rhipsalis Heteroclada (Mistletoe Cactus)

A lovely trailing cactus with thick stems which trail downwards. Great for a high up shelf or hanging in a macrame plant hanger. This is an epiphyte meaning it grows on tree branches and trunks but doesn’t harm the host. So if you want to kiss under the mistletoe all year, you’ll need one of these in your home. Another easy to care for houseplant.

Syngonium ‘Mottled’ (Arrowhead Vine)

Last but by no means least is this beautiful houseplant that has green leaves which are variegated with green and yellow mottled markings. Place this in bright, indirect light making sure it isn’t too sunny because the leaves can become damaged. Allow the top few centimetres of the soil to dry out before watering. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but too much direct sunlight can damage the leaves.

Syngonium ‘Mottled’

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