Sometimes it’s big.
Sometimes it’s small.
Sometimes it’s fat, other times it is skinny.
Colors vary from peach to yellow to red to green.
Whatever kind you like, you can find it.
It’s the plants known as N. holdenii and N. bokorensis, and in case you’re blind and didn’t notice, The plants look a whole lot like a certain part of the male anatomy. The plants’ physical appearance earned them the nickname the Penis Flytrap.
The two plants look very similar, although N. holdenii is the rarer of the two. Both plants are native to Cambodia, one growing in a few locations along the Cardamom Mountains, the other in numerous locations across Southwest Cambodia.
In 2021, The Ministry of Environment in Cambodia issued a plea to tourists begging them to stop picking the penis plant. While the Ministry expressed its happiness for the interest in the rare, uniquely shaped plant, picking it has placed it into a category of near extinction.
If people are interested, even in a funny way, to pose, to make selfies with the plants, it’s fine,” he said. “Just do not pick the pitchers because it weakens the plant, because the plant needs these pitchers to feed,” the statement read.
The Penis Flytrap unquestionably ranks as one of the most interesting plants of the more than 320,000 species found in this world.
The Naked Man Orchard
This plant, known as the Naked Man Orchid, doesn’t create the same head-turning antics as the Penis Flytrap, but it’s nonetheless a cute little plant. It is native to the Mediterranean Basin.
In Italy, residents consume the plant to maintain virility. Across the world, the plant is known as an aphrodisiac.
Okay, let’s step away from naked men and their anatomies to take a look at a plant called Wolf’s bane.
Officially known as Aconitum, Wolf’s bane is a beautiful purple plant that is extremely poisonous. Anyone who comes into contact with the plant can die, first experiencing horribly symptoms including nausea, vomiting, paralysis, and heart and breathing problems.
The position was used in ancient Rome and in China to create poison arrows. Many used the arrows to poison wolves and panthers.
Scientists know indoor plants can greatly improve indoor air quality and may freshen a musty room. However, some plants smell so bad, smelling them outdoors is horrific enough.
Imagine the fear you experience as you notice what smells like rotting flesh. You walk closer to the smell, soon discovering there is no dead body or human flesh nearby; it’s a plant called the Carrion plant.
Its repulsive smell is used to attract flies that pollinate it. This plant is native to South Africa and Tanzania.
The Monkey Orchid looks exactly like a miniature monkey face, and the plant is absolutely adorable! It’s officially called the Dracula Simas, a plant that can take as many as seven years to flower. At least the adorable face is worth the wait!
Salvia microphylla is a plant that wears that red color like a true queen -and we all know rocking that red so often makes us look more like Bozo the Clown than hot.
Hot Lips is her name and producing adorable, tiny little white and yellow flowers inside those juicy, kissable lips is her game.
The plant is native to Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica. It attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators.
Grow this plant in your garden to become the life of Halloween and spookiness in your neighborhood. Resembling a skull, the Snapdragon plant gets its unique look after the plant’s throat is tightly squeezed, causing it to snap and open like a dragon’s mouth.
It is said the snapdragon has mythical powers and growing them in the garden can protect a home and its occupants from harm.
Yeah, it’s time to go to sleep.
I hope you’ve enjoyed discovering a few unique and unusual plants.