Unusual Plants

Let's see who has the most unusual plants in their gardens. Provide the genus, species, variety or cultivar (if one) a little about what is, and a picture if you have it. Everyone who has it in their garden is to comment as such and their view of it.

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My Plant's Weirder Than Yours! :D 7 Replies

Thought it would be fun to see what weirdness is out there in everyone's garden.  …Continue

Tags: unknown, plant, weird, kalanchoe, succulent

Started by Parisean. Last reply by Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA Nov 14, 2011.

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Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on March 18, 2012 at 9:44am

Thanks for the nice comment on my 'Curly' orchid cactus Robin, I appreciate it.  Thanks too for the pics of those grafted Euphorbias, Mary.  Of course those are succulents and not cacti, but they sure are neat!  I got one of those a few years ago from the furniture/home store IKEA and it's done really well for me.  It's one of the variegated/crested types, like in your pic, grafted onto the regular green Euphorbia.  Very neat!  Happy gardening all!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 10, 2012 at 9:36pm

Yes Mary that is it. It is so cool looking. I like the ones with more pink on the tips. No I own't get any ideas :) The other plant was at lowes also.

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on March 10, 2012 at 9:00pm

Robin, did it look like this? It's common name is Coral Cactus. (and of course I have one. Apparently the pot was broken on my day off and it was saved for me! Don't get any ideas! LOL)

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 10, 2012 at 6:56pm

Mary, I like plants that are different and plants that are shaped odd are favorites of mine. I saw this one at lowes that the leaves were like antlers, and there is this cactus that is like a fan on a stick almost looks like coral.

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on March 10, 2012 at 6:16pm

Robin, That is so funny, because on one of the other boards I commented that I didn't much like it! ;-)

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 10, 2012 at 5:09pm

That is a nice looking plant Grant, love the foliage.

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on March 10, 2012 at 10:09am

Hi all, it's been quiet in this group!  Just for fun, here's a pic of my 'Curly' orchid cactus (Epiphyllum guatemalense 'Curly') growing outside on my covered patio.  Wilson the tennis ball included for a size comparison.  I just give the plant full sun in winter and bright shade in summer. I water it only when it's quite dry.  The flowers are very small, very shy, and not super pretty, so it's definitely one to grow for foliage!  Happy gardening!

Comment by Lori S Ullman Trent on March 3, 2012 at 9:20am

I reported the lady slipper to a group that documents them because there are so few left in the woods. So beautiful!!

Comment by Lori S Ullman Trent on March 3, 2012 at 9:03am

Yes, Willis this is what I have in my woods , I didn't feel like looking up the correct name again so I just put Indian Pipe. I love plants you don't see often, I was walking around my property with my niece, and she heard me screaming and she came running. I found the lady slipper I have in my profile picture, she said she thought I found a body!!!! lol

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on February 9, 2012 at 7:28pm

Thanks, Willis!  I really don't know the hardiness of it, but I imagine it would be fine in both our climates since Agapanthus and Hipps are grown outside here and there.  If I divide it, I may test-drive a piece outside.  Interesting idea!  Thanks again for looking/commenting!  Happy gardening!


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