The Most Beautiful Rare Houseplants in 2022

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If you want to add some beauty and life to your home, why not consider getting some of the most beautiful, rare houseplants that we’ve listed for you in this article? These plants are not only stunning to look at, but they also come with their own set of care instructions.

We’ll go over the crucial requirements for each plant so that you can choose the right one for your home.

These Are the Most Beautiful Rare Houseplants

Below, we’ve listed various amazing houseplants that will definitely make your home extraordinary. Let’s take a closer look at each of them and their characteristics:

1. Anthurium Veitchii

  • Botanical name: Anthurium veitchii, also called king anthurium
  • Stem height: Approximately 60 cm
  • Color: Green, light green, and white
  • Care:
    • Light preference – semi-shade
    • Water preference – lots of water, occasional misting
    • Sun – partial sun; avoid direct sunlight in the summer
    • Temperature – this species prefers cooler temperatures of 60-80 °F.

Anthurium veitchii is one of the most exotic rare houseplants that are perfect for adding a pop of color to any room. As it requires a bit of specific care, the king anthurium is more suitable for experienced plant lovers.

You can buy it from online plant stores, such as Etsy or Black Jungle with a price tag ranging from $120 to $150.

2. Monstera Albo-Variegata

  • Botanical name: Monstera deliciosa ‘Albo-Variegata’
  • Stem height: Up to 12 feet
  • Color: Its leaves come in vibrant green color, but it can also produce variegated leaves with white coloring
  • Care:
    • Light requirements – bright indirect light
    • Water requirements – Keep soil moist, but not wet
    • Sun – partial sun; it needs at least 8 hours of sunlight
    • Temperature – 65-85 °F

Monstera ‘Albo-Variegata’ is a rare indoor plant variety of the popular Monstera plant. It’s also considered an air purifier, so it will help keep your home free from toxins in the air! If you’re a beginner in growing plants and are looking for something exotic to add some greenery to your home, then the Monstera ‘Albo-Variegata’ is a great option.

You can order it from Monstera Mania or Etsy. It’s known as one of the most expensive plants and can cost you anything from $50+ for a single leaf cutting to over $1,000 for a full adult plant.

3. Twisted Cactus

  • Botanical name: Cereus forbesii ‘spiralis’
  • Stem height: 12 – 18 inches
  • Color: Green stem with pink flowers (that bloom from March to May)
  • Care:
    • Light preference – needs bright light
    • Water preference – needs to be watered when the soil feels dry to the touch
    • Sun: bright light but not direct sun
    • Temperature – 65-85 °F

The twisted cactus is one of the most exotic-looking rare beautiful indoor plants. This plant features beautiful pink blooms that appear in spring.

Cereus forbesii ‘spiralis’ is a good option for beginners as it’s really easy to take care of. Its price ranges from $30 to $60 and it can be found on Etsy.

DID YOU KNOW: The cactus does anything it takes to conserve water, which includes only opening its stomata (a plant’s pores) at night when the temperatures are cool.

4. Monstera Aurea Variegata

  • Botanical name: Monstera deliciosa ‘Aurea’
  • Stem height: When provided the right care, they can reach a height of about 118-197 inches
  • Color: Green and yellow leaves
  • Care:
    • Light preference – bright, indirect light; it can tolerate low and medium light
    • Water preference – it needs regular watering during the growing season
    • Sun – indirect sun
    • Temperature – 60-80 °F, avoid temperature below 50 °F

Monstera Aurea Variegata is one of the unique houseplants with huge green leaves variegated with yellow stripes. This Monstera plant is generally easier to care for than other Monstera species, so it can be suitable for beginners.

You can find it on Etsy, but depending on its size, the price can range from $100 to $1,300.

5. Desert Rose

  • Botanical name: Adenium Obesum
  • Stem height: 18-36 inches
  • Color: Green leaves with pink flowers
  • Care:
    • Light preference – prefers full sun but can also tolerate partial shade
    • Water preference – different water requirements depending on the time of the year
    • Sun – full sun
    • Temperature – 65-90 °F

Native to Africa, the desert rose is a rare succulent plant with a thick trunk and branches covered in fuzzy thorns. The blooms are pink or white and can last for several weeks. They prefer drier growing conditions like those found in their natural habitat. Desert roses need full sun but can tolerate some shade.

You can make your order on Etsy, or Amazon. The price ranges from $20 to $50, which makes them one of the cheapest indoor plants.

6. Monstera Sport

  • Botanical name: Monstera deliciosa
  • Stem height: Up to 15 feet
  • Color: Green with white specks
  • Care:
    • Light preference – bright indirect light
    • Water preference – keep the soil moist but not wet
    • Sun – partial sun or bright light
    • Temperature – average household temperatures, 65-75 °F

One of the most unique plants for indoor spaces is the light-loving Monstera Sport variegation. It prefers moist soil but can tolerate drier conditions if it’s well-hydrated. Monstera Sport is a great plant for beginners.

Its price range depends on the plant’s size and variegation pattern. It ranges from $100 to a few thousand dollars. You can find it at Etsy.

DID YOU KNOW: The leaves of the Monstera plant cannot form any additional holes. When the plant first produces the foliage, all the holes are already there and remain the same for the whole lifespan of the leaf. 

7. Philodendron Melanochrysum

  • Botanical name: Philodendron melanochrysum
  • Stem height: Up to 36 inches
  • Color: Vibrant green with a yellow undertone
  • Care:
    • Light preference – bright light (but no direct sun)
    • Water preference – soil should be consistently moist
    • Sun – partial to full shade
    • Temperature – 65-80 °F; will also be fine in average household temperatures

This stunning philodendron is one of the most striking rare houseplants in 2022. Its dark green leaves have an almost black color when in the cutting or seedling stage, but once mature these plants’ leaves grow out to be large and lush green with bright yellow centers. It can survive in many different types of environments, which makes it great for beginners.

You can order your philodendron melanochrysum on Etsy. Its price ranges from $40 to $100.

8. Philodendron Gloriosum

  • Botanical name: Philodendron gloriosum
  • Stem height: Approximately 3 feet
  • Color: Dark green
  • Care:
    • Light preference – moderate light levels with some direct sunlight (south-facing window)
    • Water preference – water lightly once every two weeks during the winter months and more often when it’s warmer outside
    • Sun – prefers bright light but it can also tolerate some direct sun
    • Temperature – warm temperatures between 65-75 °F

This beautiful and rare houseplant will add an exotic touch to any home. The philodendron gloriosum has large, dark green leaves that can grow up to 18 inches long and 12 inches wide. It’s a perfect choice for beginners because it’s easy to care for and has low maintenance requirements.

It’s also non-toxic, so it’s safe for pets and children. You can order it from Aroidmarket and its price ranges from $100 to $250.

9. Banana Shrub

  • Botanical name: Michelia figo or magnolia figo
  • Stem height: Up to 15 feet
  • Color: Green foliage and bright yellow flowers with a distinct banana scent
  • Care:
    • Light preference – bright light, but no direct sun
    • Water preference – keep the soil moist, but not wet
    • Sun – prefers partial shade
    • Temperature – likes warm weather but will survive temperatures down to 20 °F

The banana shrub is a rare houseplant that requires more light than most other indoor plants. However, if you have the space and time to care for it, then this plant makes a great addition to any room! First-time plant owners can easily maintain the banana shrub as it doesn’t require much attention.

You can buy it on Etsy with a price range of $15-$60.

10. Anthurium Warocqueanum

  • Botanical name: Anthurium warocqueanum
  • Stem height: Up to 3 feet
  • Color: Vibrant green leaves
  • Care:
    • Light preference – medium-light to semi-shade
    • Water preference – water every other week; needs a humid environment
    • Sun – indirect sunlight
    • Temperature – 65-80 °F

Anthurium warocqueanum is one of the rare indoor plants that boast long and pointed leaves. They are slightly oval in shape, glossy, dark green on top and lighter underneath. It rarely blooms indoors, but its flowers are white and appear during the late spring to early summer months. It doesn’t require much attention, so it’s adequate for beginners.

These plants can be found on Etsy with a price range of $150 – $300.

DID YOU KNOW: The leaves of Anthurium warocqueanum contain a high concentration of calcium oxalate crystals, so it’s highly toxic for humans and pets.

11. Peruvian Monstera Obliqua

  • Botanical name: Monstera obliqua ‘Peru’ 
  • Stem height: Up to 50 feet
  • Color: Green leaves with white markings on the underside
  • Care:
    • Light preference – grows best in bright light
    • Water preference – keep soil evenly moist but not wet; avoid cold drafts
    • Sun – avoid direct sunlight
    • Temperature – 70-85 °F; also requires high humidity of 80% and above

Also known as the “Hole Leaf Monstera”, the Peruvian monstera obliqua is one of the most unique houseplants on this list! Its leaves are covered in holes, making it perfect for hanging containers or setting it upright on any table surface. As it demands a lot of attention, it’s not for beginners but rather for someone who has some skill in growing houseplants.

You can buy it from Etsy. Its price ranges from about $200 for simple stems with nodes to $7,000 for a potted plant.

12. Club Moss

  • Botanical name: Lycopodium clavatum
  • Stem height: Up to 12 inches
  • Color: Dark green/brownish-green leaves with a glossy surface texture
  • Care:
    • Light preference – bright indirect light but will do well under artificial lighting for houseplants as well
    • Water preference – keep the soil evenly moist but not wet; do not let it stand in water or the leaves will rot
    • Sun – partial sun is best for this plant, so place it near a window where it can get some direct sunlight but won’t be in direct sunlight all day long
    • Temperature – 65-85 °F with humidity levels above 40%

Club moss is one of the rare cool plants that can be found in both indoor and outdoor settings. It has small, round leaves. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t require a lot of light or water, then club moss is a great option.

These are also perfect plants for beginners who are looking to add a little bit of greenery to their homes. You can find it on Etsy and Walmart with a price range of $5 to $25.

13. Albuca Frizzle Sizzle

  • Botanical name: Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’
  • Stem height: 12-18 inches
  • Color: Green; can produce stalks with drooping, creamy yellowish-green vanilla-scented flowers
  • Care:
    • Light preference – lots of light
    • Water preference – low to moderate water needs
    • Sun – direct sun
    • Temperature – 50-80 °F, can handle temps as low as 30 °F for short periods of time

These rare plants are native to South Africa and have striking green, curly leaves. It’s a drought-tolerant plant that can be grown indoors. It’s easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance.

Its price ranges from $15 to $50 and it can be found on Etsy.

DID YOU KNOW: Too little light and too much water can prevent your Albuca Frizzle Sizzle from curling.

14. ‘Milk Confetti’ Syngonium

  • Botanical name: Syngonium podophyllum ‘Milk Confetti’
  • Stem height: Up to 60 inches
  • Color: Variegated leaves of white, green, and pink
  • Care:
    • Light preference – prefers bright, indirect light
    • Water preference – let the surface of the soil dry up between watering; advisable to skip a week of watering
    • Sun – needs indirect sunlight
    • Temperature – 65-85 °F

The ‘Milk Confetti’ Syngonium is a rare plant with pink and white variegation that can be grown indoors or outside in warmer climates. It likes humidity, so mist regularly or put a tray beneath your planter filled with pebbles and water (but don’t let the roots touch the water). Suitable for beginner growers.

Its price ranges from $15 to $350 and it can be ordered at Etsy.

15. Black Gold Philodendron

  • Botanical name: Philodendron ‘Black Gold’
  • Stem height: Up to 20 inches
  • Color: Deep green and purple with golden yellow veins
  • Care:
    • Light preference – full or partial shade
    • Water preference – prefers moist but not wet soil
    • Sun – partial sun exposure is ideal, but it can also tolerate light shade
    • Temperature – 60-75 °F

These beautiful and unique indoor plants have been around for hundreds of years. ‘Black Gold’ philodendron’s leaves are deep purple and green with yellow veins running through them, giving them a unique look compared to other philodendrons. This plant does best indoors near an east-facing window. If you’re a beginner plant parent looking for a spectacular houseplant, then this is the right choice for you!

You can find it on Etsy and HappyForest at a price range of $50 to $350.

16. Queen Anthurium

  • Botanical name: Anthurium Andraeanum ‘Black Queen’
  • Stem height: Approximately 18 inches
  • Color: Green leaves, greenish flowers with dark purple ‘spathe’ petals that look like hearts when they open up fully
  • Care:
    • Light preference – moderate light
    • Water preference – water every other week, give it plenty of humidity by standing the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water or use a room humidifier
    • Sun – partial sun
    • Temperature – 65-75 °F

These exotic and rare houseplants will add a touch of luxury to any room. It’s easy to take care of them even if you’re a beginner, but keep in mind that it needs to be placed near a window to get at least four hours of sun each day.

You can buy it on Etsy and its price ranges from $30 to $80.

17. Philodendron ‘Golden Dragon’

  • Botanical name: Philodendron selloum ‘Golden Dragon’
  • Stem height: Up to 12 feet
  • Color: Bright green with yellow veins
  • Care:
    • Light preference – medium light
    • Water preference – water every other week
    • Sun – exposure to sun for a few hours per day
    • Temperature – 65-80 °F

This philodendron is a rather fast-growing plant that can be kept indoors or outdoors. They’re one of the most popular rare houseplants in 2022 due to their unique color and easy care requirements.

You can buy it at indoorsplant.com with a price range of $100 to $1,000.

DID YOU KNOW: The Golden Dragon requires regular watering to remain healthy. Otherwise, its leaves may turn brown. Another cause can be too much direct sunlight.

Conclusion

Bringing rare indoor plants to your home is a great way to add some life and beauty. Not only will you enjoy their vibrant colors, but you’ll also appreciate how easy it is to care for most of them. With just a little bit of knowledge about the proper care requirements for each plant, you’ll definitely find the right one for your home. So, what are you waiting for? Find yourself a gorgeous plant today!

FAQ

What is the most sought-after plant?

The variegated syngonium, philodendron ‘Pink Princess’, and Monstera obliqua ‘Peru’ are the top 3 most wanted rare plants.

What is the oldest houseplant?

The oldest houseplant is the Eastern Cape giant cycad which is over 240 years old. The stunning Eastern Cape giant cycad was planted in the Kew Gardens in 1775 by botanist Francis Masson after he brought it back from South Africa.

What is the most exotic plant?

One of the plants that look most exotic is the Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’. This plant is native to Africa and can grow up to three feet tall. It requires full sun and moderate water, making it a perfect choice for those who live in warm climates.

Where can I find rare houseplants?

Rare houseplants can be found at nurseries and garden centers, but they’re also sold by some specialty shops online.

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