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Ghastly Houseplants for October!

The goosebump factor of these exotic and unusual plants is high! They are perfect for creating Halloween vibes and look gorgeous the rest of the year too. Embrace the gothic spirit of the season and surround yourself with slightly sinister plants!

Alocasia reginula

Common name: Black Velvet Alocasia
Why We Love It: Silver veins shine against a background of black velvety leaves
Light: Grows best in medium to bright indirect light
Water: Let the top of the soil dry out slightly before watering
Pet Friendly: No

Philodendron 'Bloody Mary'

Common name: Bloody Mary Philodendron

Why We Love It: Juvenile leaves are blood red and deepen to a deep dark green top with a burgundy underside
Light: Indirect, bright to medium light
Water: Let the top inch of the soil dry to the touch before watering
Pet Friendly: No

Hatiora salicornioides

Common name: Dancing Bones Cactus
Why We Love It: It’s slender, segmented stems look like little bones fused together.
Light: Bright, medium light
Water: Water regularly but allow top 2″ of soil to dry out before soaking.
Pet Friendly: No

Aeschynanthus longicaulis 'Black Pagoda'

Common Name: Black Pagoda Lipstick Plant
Why We Love It: The purple striped foliage and eerie lime lipstick shaped blooms
Light: Indirect, bright to medium light
Water: Let the top of the soil dry out slightly before watering
Pet Friendly: No

Philodendron 'Black Cardinal'

Common name: Black Cardinal Philodendron

Why We Love It: This non-vining philodendron has dramatic reddish black leaves that bring a bit of drama to the plant stand
Light: Indirect, medium light
Water: Let the top inch of the soil dry to the touch before watering
Pet Friendly: No

Ludisia discolor var. nigrescens

Common Name: Black Jewel Orchid
Why We Love It: Easily one of the most velvety plants we’ve seen in a while, she has us thinking of dark October nights.
Light: Bright location with no direct sun
Water: Likes regular water, keep the soil evenly moist. Loves humidity!
Pet Friendly: Yes

Philodendron melanochrysum

Common Name: Black Gold Philodendron
Why We Love It: The iridescent copper sheen on top of the leaf seems to change color if viewed from different angles, with purplish green undersides.
Light: Indirect, medium light
Water: Let the top of soil dry between watering
Pet Friendly: No

Cryptanthus 'Absolute Zero'

Common Name: Earth Star Bromeliad

Why We Love It: Vibrant silver and black banded leaves are a showstopper on this terrestrial bromeliad
Light: Indirect, bright to medium light
Water: Likes regular water, somewhat drought tolerant, never let the bottom of the pot sit in water
Pet Friendly: Yes

Epipremnum pinnatum

Common Name: The Dragon Tail Plant
Why We Love It: The dark green leaves split into long, fingery fenestrations as they age
Light: Indirect, medium light
Water: Let the top inch of the soil dry to the touch before watering
Pet Friendly: No

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