Unusual Succulents 

Beautiful, Pinterest-worthy succulents are everywhere on social media. But if you’re a fan of weird succulents, you’ll love these unusual varieties! 

Don’t let the name of this succulent scare you off! This adorable plant is great for beginners, and does well indoors. Small bumps run across thick green leaves, giving it the appearance of warts.

Gasteria ‘Little Warty’

This “window-leaf” succulent grows tubes instead of rosettes, with only the tips of its leaves growing above ground in the wild. It has white or yellowy flowers that bloom in the Spring or Fall. “Baby Toes” is a favorite for indoor succulent gardens.

Fenestraria rhopalophylla “Baby Toes”

“Tiger’s Jaw” has thick, green leaves that have a triangular shape. The “teeth” along its edges are used to collect moisture. If it receives enough light, you can see large yellow flowers during the day in the fall and winter.

Faucaria tigrina “Tiger's Jaw”

This columnar cacti starts off as a small, rounded plant, and grows taller with 5 to 10 ribs as it matures. The plant is gray-green, with white tufts of “hair” instead of spikes along its ribs. It produces sweet smelling yellow flowers after it reaches maturity. 

Astrophytum myriostigma ‘Bishop’s Hat’

This miniature columnar cactus grows hundreds of green branches. As it grows, the branches clump together vertically, forming the turrets of a “fairy castle.” Each stem has five sides with short white spines growing along the ribs.

Acanthocereus tetragonus “Fairy Castle Cactus”

This blue-green columnar succulent is a mutated version of Cereus forbessi. It grows in clusters that can add height to arrangements. It blooms unreliably with white flowers.

Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing’

This blue-green crested candelabra succulent has thick, waxy branches. It can grow quite large, spreading out over a thick columnar trunk, stems cresting and creating waves as it grows.

Myrtillocactus geometrizans forma cristata “Dinosaur Back Plant”

This cylindrical cacti is covered in fine “hairs” that cover it from head to bottom, offering shade and heat protection. Orangish-yellow spikes protrude from around the plant. This cactus is perfect for container gardens.

Oreocereus celsianus “Old Man of the Andes”

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