10 Unique Plants You Didn't Know You Needed

These plants are so unique you didn't know you needed to add them to your plant collection - some of our favorite hidden gems!

By: Ashley Prybycien
September 7, 2021
10 Unique Plants You Didn't Know You Needed
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We're always trying to share our love for greener spaces which includes all things plants even the unique ones..... you didn't know you neededI When starting your houseplant journey or outdoor garden it can be overwhelming.... since there's so many different species of plants out there - natures neat right?! From leaves that look like art (hello pink and green hues), to plants that resemble watermelons, to exotic burgundy leaves (ow ow)! We have a selection of houseplants & plants that you can add to your garden, home, and workspace! They will make anyone who sees your collection GASP! Even if they don't gasp they'll be sure to stop and stare at these unique LIVELY beauties! 

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Hidden Gems 


1. Rare Cane Arturo Dragon Tree (Dracaena)

This plant will add zing to any room or patio with it's beautiful green/yellow edging leaves this plant is sure to brighten up any space. It's an indoor tree that thrives in medium light levels, with colorful and spiky leaves that bring drama to any place you put him/her. With thin stripes on yellow outlining the leaves, this plant is rare and special. Adaptable, easy to care for, and air purifying, it's the ideal addition to your desk at work. The Cane Arturo Dragon Tree (aka Dracaena Warneckii Cane Arturo) is also easy to care for which makes it perfect for beginners! 

2. Peperomia Frost 

The Peperomia Frost (Peperomia caperata) is a stunning plant that forms a mound of leaves that protrude out with slim, vertical petioles. Its shiny leaves appear to have a frosted look with green veins, and it grows to a height of 8 inches. In their native habitat, they're found in the cracks of trees or around rotting bark growing similarly to epiphytes. They enjoy a well-draining, rich organic mix to thrive.



3. Pina Colada Mirror Bush 'Coprosma'

Skip the tiki-torch in your garden or patio and plant this Pina colada Mirror plant instead.  It will light up your landscape with its bright, tropical colored leaves which flame from red to yellow.  Piña Colada Coprosma holds its rich yellow-gold leaves year-round. Deep red-orange leaf edges will intensify with cooler temperatures which makes it very unique looking!



4. Musa Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

Add a touch of the tropics with this broad-leafed, gorgeous banana tree. Versatile as can be, this patio plant does just as well in a pot or planted in-ground, but make sure it has excellent drainage. Though a dwarf varietal, it can grow upwards of 6 feet tall and will produce fruit once per tree. It will fruit in 2-3 years



5. Ficus Tineke Rubber Tree

Look at those LEAVES! The Too Beautiful Ficus Tineke Rubber Tree is easy for beginners and a great starter plant! They can quickly grow up to 10' inside and do best in bright to moderate indirect light.  This rubber plant variety is considered "new" and its high degree of color and variation is somewhat rare which makes it perfect for any plant collection!

6. Lemon Cypress Topiary

Add some Mediterranean beauty to your space! This small conifer usually grows to 3 feet, making it ideal for indoor gardening. With the recognition of its green-yellow needle-like foliage, the tree has many adorers. It's conical growth patterns, and fresh citrus smell keep it at the top of our must-have list.



7. Dieffenbachia Memoria Corsii

Speckled coloration in various shades of grey, green, and cream that are highly unusual for a foliage plant make this, unlike any Dieffenbachia you’ve ever seen before. The Dieffenbachia Memoria Corsii will be one of your new favorites.  It has the most beautiful coloration (in our opinion) of all the dieffenbachia.



8. Philodendron Birkin

The Philodendron 'Birkin' foliage becomes more variegated as it matures and has an upright growth habit. As it unfurls, its leaves show tinges of pink and red. Its ovate leaf shape shows off stripes of white and deep emerald green. Although a slow grower, it can reach 3 feet tall and wide, given adequate light and moisture.




9. Bird's Nest Fern

Observe the Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium Nidus AGM) fronds as they remind us of a ruffled skirt. This epiphytic tropical, with its lush, leathery leaves, makes a stunning centerpiece. When the new fronds emerge, they resemble bird eggs, hence, their name.Ferns and fern like indoor plants bring a sense of peacefulness and relation to a room according to the philosophy of feng shui. A bedroom is an excellent place to set one or beside a reading nook to create tranquility.



10. Ruby Rubber Tree

Cousin to one of today's most popular houseplant: the Fiddle-leaf fig tree. Interestingly enough, this plant's aerial roots have been used to construct bridges in Northeastern India during their monsoon season. While the root is still alive and the tree is thriving, Indians hollow out an Areca nut tree and place the root inside the trunk. This guides the Ficus roots to the other side of the river until its roots hit the soil. Over time, the Areca trunk rots, and the Ficus root thickens to make a usable walking bridge! Ingenuity at its best!