20 Unusual Succulents That Look Like They Came From Outer Space

Our planet is as strange as it is beautiful.

Take succulents, for example. Not only are they easy to care for, but they also come in a large variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. While we’ve seen many of them, some are so bizarre that they look like something out of a sci-fi movie. But if you ask us, that’s what makes them so stunning! Prepare for a spectacular journey as you check out these 20 unusual plants.

1. Faucaria felina are also known as “tiger jaws.”

Faucaria felina

2. Haworthia cooperi resembles bunches of tiny watermelons!

Haworthia cooperi

3. Fenestraria rhopalophylla or “baby toes.”

Fenestraria rhopalophylla


4. Lithops ruschiorum.

Lithops ruschiorum

5. Monilaria obconica or bunny succulents. Aren’t they adorable?

Monilaria obconica

6. Crassula umbella or “wine cup.”

Crassula umbella

7. Stapelia gigantea.

Stapelia gigantea

8. Lithops or “living stone.” While the name describes their rock-like appearance, these look a little bit like brains or candy!

Cactus Plaza

9. In fact, “living stone” would better describe this Lapidaria margaretae!

Lapidaria margaretae

10. Conophytum calculus, though we prefer to call it an alien apple.

Conophytum calculus

11. Conophytum pageae, the spitting image of kissing lips!

Conophytum pageae

12. Crested Senecio vitalis — or a mermaid’s tail.

Crested Senecio vitalis

13. Crested Myrtillocactus geometrizans, which look like a billowing cloud of smoke.

Crested Myrtillocactus geometrizans

14. Greenovia dodrantalis, the succulent that decided to be a rose instead.

Greenovia dodrantalis

15. Trachyandra tortilis, which could definitely pass as several crazy straws.

Trachyandra tortilis

16. Euphorbia globosa, which looks like it’s waving!

Euphorbia globosa

17. Haworthia truncata or “horse’s teeth.”

Haworthia truncata

18. Ceropegia bosseri. As one Reddit user aptly said, “It looks like someone planted the tail vertebrae of a cat.”

Ceropegia bosseri

19. Albuca concordiana. Could its curls be any cuter?

Albuca concordiana

20. Gasteria glomerata has nothing to do with flamingos, but it sure looks like them!

Gasteria glomerata

One word comes to mind — wow! It’s hard to believe these actually exist! What an incredibly diverse planet we live on.

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