World’s Strangest Species Of Plants Which You Might Have Never Heard About

Rafflesia Arnoldii

You might be wondering, what’s so strange in plants? But we say, yes. There are many strange species of the plants, you might have heard about some of them and you might not have heard about some of them. Once you feel that you might have revealed everything about mother nature, somethings come which you never knew existed before. So let’s get started and know about the strangest species of the plants present on our planet.

Welwitschia Mirabilis

Welwitschia Mirabilis
Welwitschia Mirabilis

 

This plant is considered the world’s most resistant plant. This plant is truly one of a kind. It does not appear to be attractive when you first look at it. This plant consists of leaves which continues to grow like a large strap and a stem which is sturdy with roots. The leaves of this plant continue to grow until they look like an alien creature from the Sci-fi movies. The stem of the plant continues to grow in height and it can reach up to 2 meters. Also, the width of the plant can go up to 8 meters. The lifespan of the plan is 400 to 1500 years. The plant can survive for 5 years without any rain.

Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii
Rafflesia Arnoldii

It is one of the most exotic and rare plant species which you would not want to grow anywhere near you. It is considered to be the largest flower in the whole world. The flower gets as big as 3 feet and can weigh up to 15 to 24 pounds. The reason why you would not want this flower anywhere near you is that of the odour that it gives when it blooms. The smell is somewhat like the smell of rotten meat.

Desmodium gyrans

Desmodium gyrans
Desmodium gyrans

The common name for the plant is dancing grass or telegraph plant. It is also called the semaphore plant. It is called as the semaphore plant because of the leaf movement which it makes, it resembles semaphore signals. The plant is easy to grow and it will be dancing happily in the field requiring water when dry.

Euphorbia Obesa

Euphorbia Obesa
Euphorbia Obesa

This plant is also called as the baseball plant. It grows in the region of South Africa. It is valued by the plant collectors who value the plant for its curious and very interesting appearance which has impacted a number of people. It is grown in botanical gardens and nurseries to ensure that the plant which is being sold to the collectors of the plant is not obtained from the wild.

Lisa Adams

Lisa is an independent writer and former social policy researcher. She writes on food, agriculture and geopolitics As a reporter for WNL, Lisa covers science and environmental stories.. Originally from the UK, Lisa has spent many years in India where she has written for various publications, most notably the Bangalore-based Deccan Herald for 10 years.

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