Strange and Spooky Plants That Will Make Your Halloween

Posted on November 03 2022

Halloween is a time for spooky stories, costumes, and trick-or-treating. But it's also a great opportunity to learn about some of the strange and spooky plants that can be found in nature. From eerie flowers that glow in the dark to vines with deadly spikes, these plants are sure to give you a Halloween scare! So if you're looking for a little bit of excitement this Halloween, take a look at some of the spookiest plants out there. You may be surprised by what you find!

With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what decorations you'll put up. Why not add a few plants that are strange and spooky? Here are some ideas to get you started.


Variegated Wandering Jew

The variegated wandering Jew can be considered a perfect plant decoration for Halloween because of its eerie purple and green leaves. This plant is also known as the "tradescantia fluminensis" and is native to Brazil. It's a fast-growing plant that can quickly cover an area with its long stems. The leaves of this plant are what give it its Halloween look.



The leaves are covered in a white powder that makes them look like they're covered in spider webs. If you're looking for a plant that's sure to give your guests a scare, this is the one for you!


Also known as inch plant and spiderwort, the Quadricolour is a stunning variety of Tradescantia fluminensis with shades of pink, purple, cream and green in its small leaves. It’s the kind of plant that can supplement softness, colour and appeal to any space. 




Polka Dot Begonia

A real eye-catcher, the Polk Dot Begonia got its name from its unique silver spotted leaves that look like polka dots. Its leaves form the shape of angel wings and the undersides are just as interesting with deep purple-red colour. It can be a great displayed on a windowsill, in a terrarium or as part of a Halloween display.


Tornado Cactus

With its unmistakable spiral formation, the Tornado Cactus is one of the most unforgettable cacti out there. It has twisted blue-green columns that are covered in spikes following the ridges of the spiral. If you're looking for a plant that's both spooky and interesting, the Tornado Cactus is a great choice.



Succulents are a great option for Halloween decorations because they come in so many different shapes and sizes. From eerie-looking cacti to ghostly-white succulents, there's sure to be a plant that will fit your Halloween theme. Succulents are also easy to care for, so you can enjoy them long after Halloween is over.



While some of these plants are just spooky looking, others can be deadly or cause hallucinations. With a little knowledge about the dangers and how to avoid them, you can enjoy these strange plants without fear. Have you ever seen any of these Halloween Plants in person? Do you have a favourite spooky plant?

Happy Halloween!