6 Wonderfully Weird Succulents (Slideshow)

 

Sure, you’re familiar with prickly pears and aloe vera. But there are tons of other fascinating succulent plants around the world! Click through for some wonderfully weird examples of these dynamic plants.

Lithops

Also understandably known as living stone, this hearty succulent is native to Southern Africa. Their unique appearance is due to the need to protect themselves from being eaten — rocks don’t really look that appetizing!

Related: 10 of the World’s Strangest Fruits

Aeonium

These and other types of succulent plants are becoming a trendy alternative to traditional wedding bouquets.

See Also: 15 Incredibly Beautiful Birds

Jensenobotrya

Native to the same region of Southern Africa as living stone, this rare plant takes its name from its strong resemblance to a bunch of grapes.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Pleiospilos

This odd-looking plant is also known as a ”split-rock.”

Image Credit: Stan Shebs via Wikimedia Commons

See Also: Cooking With Wild Plants

Blossfeldia Liliputana

The smallest cactus species in the world, this South American succulent is named after the tiny citizens of Liliput in Gulliver’s Travels.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Haworthia Cooperi

Another succulent native to Southern Africa.

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333 comments

Lady Kaira
Lady Kaira2 years ago

thanks

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams3 years ago

Thanks

JL A.
JL A.3 years ago

wow

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Beautiful plants.Thanks for sharing

mitchell dawes
mitchell dawes3 years ago

Jensenobotrya looks like the toy Zoobs.

Loo Samantha
Loo sam3 years ago

wow !!! lovely

Richard T.
Richard T.3 years ago

Thank you they come in all colors,shapes,sizes!

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.3 years ago

My middle name is WEIRD : ) LOVE them!!!

Jim W.
j W.4 years ago

Thumbs up for weird!!

Roxi M.
Roxi M.4 years ago

very beautiful, thank you