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

Bird of paradise flower - plant. May in summer on the terrace. The bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae) is admired for its exotic flowers. The graceful, orange bracts with 2 or 3 blue petals are like a mohawk on the green leaf.

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is an exotic succulent from South Africa. Its sculptural…

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora - Flapjack Plant

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is an exotic succulent from South Africa. Its sculptural form and vibrant colors make it a standout in any desert garden. It's amazing in a container or tucked between rocks.

Carrion flowers, also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers are flowers that emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh.

Succulent, Carrion flowers, also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers are flowers that emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh.

Trachyandra is a genus of plants similar to Albuca, both bulbs belonging to the order Asparagales and both native to South Africa. And, like Albuca, some Trachyandra produce transfixingly tortuous foliage, like the unidentified species in this photo.

Trachyandra sp - A few photos from the San Gabriel Winter Show - Cacti Succulents Forum - GardenWeb

Medinilla 'Magnifica' ... gorgeous exotic, pendulos, powder-pink flowers  houseplant with oval dark-green leaves!

Medinilla ‘Magnifica- this gorgeous houseplant is a must-have. With proper care (lots of light, keep it on the dry side), the blooms can last for about two months

Fractal branching patterns - Abutilon is a large genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Bell shaped flower.

Hibiscus - Fractal branching patterns - Abutilon is a large genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

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

"USA, California, Death Valley National Park“ by Danita Delimont - detail of phacelia plant in bloom. >>> More for the Fairy Garden!

Iris at Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland • photo: Roy Kelley on Flickr

Wow, our iris garden we buy from has beautiful iris but never saw these. Beautiful Shades of Teal Iris. I want to plant some of these in my yard. Irises are so easy to grow, in my opinion one of the best bulbs for beginners

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Strange and Unusual Exotic Plants and Flowers

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

Physalis Alkekengi: Red Lantern Plant or Winter Cherry. A beautiful plant; but can be an invasive weed in some areas; take caution where planting seeds, as once they start, you'll always have them.

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