7 spooky plants for Halloween

By October 28, 2014 Nature No Comments

Halloween is coming up. Decorate your house with something different then lanterns or carved pumpkins. Nature provides beautiful creations, perfect for Halloween. Add some haunt to your house by displaying these spooky flowers and plants in and around your house.

1. Monkey cups (Nepenthes ‘Miranda’)

A really cool plant that captures and dissolves insects for food. The dangling pouches are called ‘roach motels’ because insects check in and do not get the chance to check out. Use some Spanish moss as finishing touch, a cobwebby mass made up of tangled air plants. Make sure that the monkey cups get bright light and daily misting.


2. Pitcher plants (Sarracenia)

An elegant plant with long throats used to swallow bugs after luring them in with a liquid in the top flaps. Bugs are attracted by the nectar getting drunk in no time and finally fall right in. Pitcher plants can grow in- and outdoors.


3. Bat-face (Cuphea llavea)

The bat-face cuphea is a creepy plant to look at. Look closely to the plant and see why it gets the name. You will see the perfect face of a bat! These drought-tolerant plants are low in maintenance.


4. Amaranth (Early Splendor)

The Early Splendor characterizes itself by bright pink and purple colors. The plant looks like it is supported by a giant, pulsing blood vessel. Early Splendor is an amaranth and grows summer annual in all climates.


5. Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrical ‘Rubra’)

Recognizable by its long blades and red tips, the plant looks like it has been dipped in blood. Grow Japanese blood grass in a pot and place it in direct sunlight. The bloody effect will become visible in autumn. Do not forget to regular water.

Japanese Blood Grass Imperata cylindrica

6. Zombie fingers (Cotyledon orbiculata oblanga ‘Flavida’)

Fans of the walking dead series will definitely like this plant. The dead man’s fingers make us all feel like we are living in a world where zombies come alive. You can best grow this succulent in sun or shade.

'Dead Man's Fingers' Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga

7. Poisonous pepper (Black pearl)

The fruits of the Black pearl will definitely not poison you. However, the fruits of the pepper look like lethal little capsules. Display the plant in full sun and water regularly.

Ornamental Pepper 'Black Pearl'