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The Bird of Paradise ( Strelitzia Reginae) is greatly admired for the exotic flowers, although they also make excellent houseplants.

The Bird of Paradise ( Strelitzia Reginae) is greatly admired for the exotic flowers, although they also make excellent houseplants.

Chinese Lantern Plant. I discovered them at Monticello, so they were definitely imported early.

Chinese Lantern Plant. I discovered them at Monticello, so they were definitely imported early.

Phacelia plant beginning to bloom in death valley. Oils in the plant may cause severe dermatitis, just like poison ivy. Photo by Dennis Flaherty.

Phacelia plant beginning to bloom in death valley. Oils in the plant may cause severe dermatitis, just like poison ivy. Photo by Dennis Flaherty.

dionaea muscipula, commonly known as the venus fly tap, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the east coast of the united states in north carolina and south carolina.

dionaea muscipula, commonly known as the venus fly tap, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the east coast of the united states in north carolina and south carolina.

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Strange and Unusual Exotic Plants and Flowers

Bromeliad plants provide an exotic touch to the home and bring a sense of the tropics and sunkissed climates. Growing a bromeliad as a houseplant is easy and this article will help.

Bromeliad Plant Care: Growing And Caring For Bromeliad Plants

Bromeliad plants provide an exotic touch to the home and bring a sense of the tropics and sunkissed climates. Growing a bromeliad as a houseplant is easy and this article will help.

Manihot grahamii / Hardy Tapioca / Graham's Cassava: a native of Eastern South America, from Brazil through to Argentina. I've done a quick web search and this has been successfully grown as far north as North Carolina.  (This photo said it was taken in the Pacific NW).

Manihot grahamii / Hardy Tapioca / Graham's Cassava: a native of Eastern South America, from Brazil through to Argentina. I've done a quick web search and this has been successfully grown as far north as North Carolina. (This photo said it was taken in the Pacific NW).