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Go Green: Unique Indoor Plants For Your Home

Adding greenery to your house is the best way to make it feel more like a home.

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The ‘Medusa’s Head’, or Euphorbia Caput-Medusae plant originates in Cape Town, South Africa and resembles the head of the mythical Greek medusa monster.

It doesn’t matter whether you live in the middle of a bustling city, or on the outskirts of a small town in rural America, you should absolutely have plant-life in your house.

There are many reasons to add some greenery into your home, and many ways to do it. Some people create hanging gardens in their kitchens to grow herbs for cooking, some prefer huge sculptural trees in their living rooms to create statement pieces, and others choose to go with a small, easy-to-maintain succulent in the middle of their coffee table. Many people are afraid of trying to keep a plant alive, but rest assured that that plants, like people can be both high or low maintenance.

These five unique houseplants are beautiful conversation pieces, and will bring a bit of life into your interior.

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‘Firesticks’, or Euphorbia Tirucalli are known for their bright red color, and their ability to grow up to 25 feet tall. They would work best in a large space so they have room to grow to their full potential, such as near an open stairwell, or flanking a doorway.

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The ‘Wine Cup Plant’, or Crassula Umbella is probably one of the strangest shapes a plant can be. It can grow up to 6 inches tall, when the flower is in full bloom. This plant should be kept somewhere people can see it, so they can ask what it is.

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The ‘Baseball Plant’, or Euphorbia Obesa obviously gets its name from its round shape and thornless structure. At its biggest, it will grow to 15 centimeters, but it’s pretty self-sufficient as it holds water in a reservoir at its center.

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A ‘Staghorn Fern’, or Platycerium is a great addition to any room because it grows on a wall. When it comes to statement pieces, this is a great direction to go in, because the leaves resemble animal horns.

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