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10 Weird Houseplants That Look Like Alien Lifeforms

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

 Albert Einstein

Despite the world’s largest radio telescope is turned on in hunt for aliens still you may wait a long time to see something truly extraterrestrial.

However, there are many weird looking plants growing on this planet right now that would make even an alien cringe.

Take a closer look at real plants that resemble bizarre alien lifeforms.


1.  Trachyandra


No, this isn’t a pipe cleaner stuck into a pot of dirt and rocks, this plant exists in real life and is native to eastern and southern Africa.

2. Crassula Umbella

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The nickname for this unique plant is Wine Cup — for obvious reasons. It grows to be up to six inches tall when the flower is in bloom, which features yellowish green buds.

3. Euphorbia Obesa


This thornless Euphorbia Obesaresembles a ball, which is precisely why it’s commonly referred to as a Baseball Plant. It can grow from six to 15 centimetres wide and holds water in a reservoir for drought protection.

4. Euphorbia Caput-Medusae


This succulent is often called Medusa’s Head since it features many serpent-like stems on it, and is originally native to Cape Town, South Africa.

5. Platycerium


If you want to grow greenery on the side of your wall, this is the way to do it. Known as a Staghorn Fern, this variety gets its name for its uniquely-shaped leaves that look like, well, animal horns. 

6. Euphorbia Tirucalli


It’ll come as no surprise that this plant is often referred to as Firesticks, thanks to the red colour on the ends of the branches. They can grow to be up to 25 feet tall.

7. Haworthia Cooperi

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Even though it might look like a bunch of bubbles settled on it, it’s actually those clumps of small rosettes made out of fleshy green leaves that make it so unique. 

8. Sedum Morganianum

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Commonly known as ‘Donkey Tail’, the Sedum Morganianum produces stems that can grow up to 24 inches long and produces blue-green leaves. It’s also native to southern Mexico and Honduras. 

9. Corkscrew Grass

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Even though this grass looks like someone took scissors to it to give it that spiral shape, it grows that way naturally. Since it tends to spread easily when planted in the ground, a pot is the way to go with this stuff.

10. Gentiana Urnula

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The layered plated leaves of this plant is part of the reason it’s known as the Starfish Succulent. It’s low-maintenance, which makes it an excellent candidate for a rock garden. 

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