If you're looking for a source of endless conversation, these unusual house plants are sure to fit the bill. I've selected some very interesting ones to introduce to you.
Carnivorous plants such are unique in that they derive some of their nutrients from capturing and consuming animals. The Venus flytrap is particularly interesting as it has two lobes that triggers closed when an animal lands on the trigger hairs.
Air plants (also called Tillandsias) have the rare property that they can grow in air without a growing medium. This opens up some interesting presentation options, including placing them in a hanging terrarium.
Most unique house plants are unusual because of their appearance. Many of these plants show the diversity of the world of plants in your home.
Bonsai is the art of growing miniature trees in containers for aesthetic reasons. It is quite an involved art-form requiring a lot of care and maintenance of the tree, but the creations are definitely very beautiful.
These chaps are really small aloes that grows under 15cm (6in) in height, can be grown in a little pot and looks just like a real aloe, producing orange flowers.
Earthbound forms of the Tillandsia (the air plants I mentioned above are also Tillandsias) produce a striking fan-like flower that will really stand out because of its uniqueness.
This plant has the strangest flowers that resemble a bat. A bunch of long white whiskers surround the purple black flower.
The String of Pearls plant has lovely round fleshy pearl-sized leaves. They're great for putting in a hanging basket to trail over the sides in a chandelier of green.
Looking at the Coral Cactus, you could think you were SCUBA diving. It's uncanny how similar it looks to coral on a reef. And you can pot it and have it in your own home!
Another way to have an unusual house plant is to present a plant in an unusual way. I'm a big fan of terrariums for this. And what better an example of it than this incredible piece of art: