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What Houseplants Scream Halloween?in Tips and Tutorials
There are many houseplants to choose from that are especially spooky for Halloween. Keep in mind that any houseplant can look scary if you decorate it with Halloween things like fake spider webs or artificial candles. (Don’t use artificial spider webs outside because hummingbirds get tangled in them.)
But if you want to go with plants that are spooky all by themselves, here are a few.
Plants that bloom at night.
There are several that can be grown inside. One is the night-blooming Cereus, and others include Datura and Brugmansia—which are closely related, but different. Keep in mind that Datura and Brugmansia are both very poisonous so you would need to careful if you have children or pets.
Plants that look weird.
Sanseveria, also known as a snake plant, looks like snakes coming out of the soil. The good news is that it’s a very easy plant to grow, so you can have them even if your thumb isn’t very green.
The brain cactus, genus, Mammilaria, looks weird all year round. It looks like a brain in a pot. Bat flowers, Tacca chantrieri, look very spooky, but you might have to grow them from seed.
Plants that are black or almost.
Both Alocasia and Colocasia—which are closely related—both have varieties that are black or almost black. They have large leaves that are very impressive.
There are also some varieties of pansies and petunias that are almost black, but you will need some skill to grow them indoors. You could also try some (almost) black roses or irises near the front door.
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