Rare Plants: Unique Designs For Your Garden

If you have a “green thumb” and are very interested in to planting different kinds of plants, probably you may also be interested to learn the different kinds of rare plants that you could put in your garden to give an unusual look to your landscape. These rare plants are known to come from different parts of the globe but there are some that you could order online to grow on your own backyard for other people such as your neighbors and guests to admire.

Popular Rare Plants

Although it may seem ironic that these rare plants are popular, these plants are well-known to hardcore gardening enthusiasts and hobbyists. One of the most popular rare plants is the Acacia Holinsii or the “Bull Horn Acacia” that originates from South America that grows in Mexico and Costa Rica. It got its “bull horn” name because of its unique bull horn thorn shape that helps n keeping the animals away.

Another among the wide list of rare plants is the Alocasia Tigrina “Superba” which is a slender and stands upright plant that is rumored to grow up to eight feet tall. This rare plant has leaves that could extend for up to thirty inches in length and its shape is narrow but colored green. The name was derived from its petioles that are slender in shape and are upright, and also possess dark stripes on its leaves like a tiger’s.

If you are interested in small plants but are already tired of the common bonsai, this rare plant called, Operculicarya Decaryi or the “Madagascar bonsai” may be the right plant for you. Like the usual bonsai, it only grows small with measurement of four inches to eight inches and only requires little of sun exposure. If you plan to have this kind of rare plant, it is very low maintenance but keep in mind that you have to keep it in a dry place.

Buying Rare Plants

You have already known what are considered to be the most popular rare plants on the planet but there are also endless list about them. But if you are interested in having them in your garden, going to the nearest greenhouse plant shop is not an option for you. Most of these rare plants are usually sold internationally and you could avail of them on the internet by visiting websites like and to know more about them and how you could avail of them.

You could order them online or know more about these unusual flora and faunas and you are guaranteed to have the most beautiful and unique designs for your garden.

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Gardening Tip #11

Some plants require re-potting for optimum growth but there are others that resent having their roots disturbed. Or their roots system may be small enough that they don't require re-potting. One way to check if your plant needs re-potting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant and check its roots. If roots are all you see, then re-pot. Sometimes the roots will come out of the pot. You should either cut them off or re-pot the plant.