We love all plants, big and small. And as much as we love our green friends, there are several species of plants that would qualify as a Creepy Plant that might make you wonder why they even exist. So without any further ado; Here is our top 7 picks of the most creepy plants in the world.
Creepy Plant #1 – Doll’s Eye
In an instant, you’d think this plant was an actual alien. If your imagination is more creative, you’d think it looks like eyeballs that are sticked together in a bloody stem. This plant, also known as “white banesberry”, is highly poisonous when eaten. Just a reminder, in case you want to taste them.
Creepy Plant #2 – Porcupine Tomato
With no resemblance from an actual tomato, this plant is an epitome of pain — look at those thorns! And yep, they are also highly poisonous. It also spreads up quickly and could reach to grow 8 feet tall! This creepy plant hails from Madagascar, where Dracula ants also came from. Geez.
Creepy Plant #3 – Buddha’s Hand
This citrus fruit that is popular in Japan and China for its fragrance, resembles a ball of giant maggots. Seriously. And yep, it’s all zest and no pulp!
Creepy Plant #4 – Bleeding Tooth Fungus
Also called strawberries and cream (totally not suiting its appearance, because it’s more scary than yummy), this plant is enlisted as “inedible.” We do not know why someone would actually try to eat this one, but hey — that blood-like substance has antibacterial and anticoagulant properties.
Creepy Plant #5 – Sea Anemone Mushroom
This Australian-bred plant just gave us the creeps. We all know mushrooms are tasty and adorable when put in pizzas, but most mushrooms are really nasty-looking. Like this one, which just gains your trust in the early days of its life, but as it enters mature stage, it erupts its horrific and smelly tentacles, to attract flies!
Creepy Plant #6 – Cedar-Apple Rust Fungus
We do not think we have seen any cute fungus out there (Please tell us if you do), and this one is no exception. This fungus attacks cedar and apple trees, hence the name. It produces ¼ to 2 inch diameter fungal balls, and inflates “spore horns.” Weird and creepy.
Creepy Plant #7 – Chinese Fleeceflower
This plant is known for its medicinal properties – mild laxative, strengthens bones, restores hair, aids in maintaining health of the kidneys. One thing, though: it looks like a little man. Maybe it’s a one-time thing? Nope. When you plan to grow them in your yard, you’d definitely be having a “little men army” underground. Geez.