Spruce Up Your Halloween Decor With These Spooky Houseplants
Halloween is just around the corner. This means it’s time to start getting into the holiday spirit. And nothing puts you in a spooky mood more than a well-decorated home. Alongside some classic decorations like spider webs, bats, and skeletons, it’s also not uncommon to see plants like pumpkins and dried corn husks being used as Halloween decor. However, we rarely consider that we can also use our houseplants to add a sinister touch to this season’s aesthetic. Houseplants may not seem inherently terrifying, but they can add a sense of drama that no other decor can. Especially, if you use the right kind of plants. There are several indoor plants that can offer the haunting beauty you need for the season. Check out some of these spooky houseplants that will make a wonderful addition to your Halloween decor.
Houseplants can add a sense of drama that no other decor can
Spooky Houseplants For Halloween
Using houseplants as part of your fall decor is a unique and sustainable way to celebrate this spooky season. You will not only cut down on all the single-use plastic that is found in seasonal decoration, but you will also gain houseplants you can enjoy all year round. Just because these plants have a spooky vibe to them, they still look stunning during the other seasons. These plants offer a captivating, otherworldly visual you simply cannot recreate with other types of Halloween decor.
Houseplants are a unique and sustainable way to celebrate this spooky season
#Black Bat Flower
This flower has a unique look that fits perfectly with the Halloween season. The black bat flower blooms from late summer through fall and prefers a humid environment. Native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia and Australia, this plant looks like the perfect mixture of a bat in flight and a cat with long whiskers. Its dark color and unique look give it an eerie vibe which is exactly what you want this season.
The black bat flower blooms from late summer through fall
#Venus Fly Trap
A plant like no other. The Venus fly trap has been used as inspiration in many horror movies and stories, and it’s easy to see why. This plant is known for attracting insects with its enticing nectar. Once the poor insect has stepped into the “mouth” of the beast, the plant traps them in between its “teeth” and keeps them there for five to twelve days until it digests them. This is how the plant gathers nitrogen and phosphorous for itself in order to survive. It’s the perfect spooky plant for the season. It is also fascinating to see it in action.
This plant is known for attracting insects with its enticing nectar
Seeing brains or something even resembling a brain is very unsettling. That’s exactly why this plant will make a perfect addition to your Halloween decor. The brain cactus gets its name from the fact that it very much resembles something similar to a brain. The stems grow in kinks, so they end up all twisted and wrapped around one another in a big, dense clump giving it this unique appearance. Brown or yellow spines cover the exterior of this plant, and it also blossoms with flowers of the same color during the spring. This plant doesn’t need a lot of water, but it does like getting plenty of light.
The brain cactus gets its name from its looks
#Black Star Calla Lily
Elegant, mysterious, and ominous. Black star calla lilies are absolutely captivating. These creepy beauties have funnel-shaped flowers that are a rich, dark purple color that sometimes looks closer to black. The black star lily will sit perfectly next to a bright orange pumpkin as the colors will complement each other perfectly. This plant needs regular watering and bright, indirect light to thrive and look its best.
Elegant, mysterious, and ominous
#Emerald Ripple Peperomia
The beautiful crinkled leaves of the burgundy emerald ripple peperomia make a perfect addition to your Halloween decor. Its rich burgundy color and large leaves with black crinkles all sitting on a red stalk give the plant an otherworldly vibe to it. Almost as if this plant has come from another planet. Put this plant in some bright, indirect light and watch out to not overwater it. While it does like moderate humidity, it doesn’t like too much water.
This plant has an otherworldly vibe to it
#Old Man Cactus
This cactus has a really kooky look. The old man cactus looks straight out of an Addams Family movie. This plant gets its name from the long, white “hair” that surrounds the whole plant. However, beware of underneath all that fuzz hide the sharp spines of the cactus. The “hair” helps protect the cactus from the heat and the cold. This plant has a unique look that will look great in between your Halloween decor.
This plant gets its name from the long, white “hair” that surrounds the whole plant
These are some spooky houseplants you can add to your Halloween decor this season to spruce it up. We hope you found this article useful. Now you will have some unique additions to your decor and cool-looking houseplants you can enjoy all year round.
These are some spooky houseplants you can add to your Halloween decor