5 Unusual, Unfamiliar, and Beneficial Houseplants

You can come across many different houseplants like snake plants and aloe vera frequently. Some unusual plants cannot be found everywhere. With a unique and strange, yet beautiful appearance, they catch the attention of the people. Here are the five most uncommon and rare houseplants that you need to know about and grow:

Haworthia Cooperi

If you are an ardent lover of science fiction movies, you might have often found something similar to Haworthia Cooperi in many movies. Originated in South Africa, this unusual, succulent thrives better in warmer climates. With a look that is pretty similar to bubbles, these small rosette clustered plants are built from fleshy green leaves.

Crassula Umbella

Also known by the nickname Wine Cup, Crassula Umbrella is a 6-inch houseplant that thrives in USDA zones 9a-11b. You can also grow these unusual houseplants indoors. When flowers bloom, this short plant grows up to 6 inches. Crassula Umbrella can be grown with a moderate amount of water supply. You must be very careful not to over-water this plant.

Corkscrew Grass

Moraea tortilis or Corkscrew Grass is one of the most beautiful unusual houseplants that you can ever come across. The look of these plants can be compared to curled-up ribbons. You can find them in large numbers in USDA zones 4 through 9. These unusual houseplants grow efficiently in nutrient-rich and moist soil with partial or full sunlight exposure.


Platycerium belongs to the 18 fern species of the Polypod family. You can grow these unusual houseplants on the side of a wall. Also called Staghorn Fern, this unique plant comes with an Elkhorn-like shape. Even in dry, hot summer, you just need to water this unique plant only once a week. In cooler climates, watering needs to be done only once every two weeks.

Euphorbia Tirucalli