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23 spooky plants for Halloween

Who needs Halloween decorations when nature provides such bizarre and beautiful creations? Display these flowers and plants to add a little haunt to your house this season...if you dare

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Stegosaurs back
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Stegosaurs back

It’s called a slipper plant, but we think that the flower-like bracts of this Pedilanthus bracteatus look alarmingly like the back of a stegosaurs. Though it’s native to Mexico, the long, arching branches and minimal amount of leaves make this whole plant look so foreign—like it’s dropped down from another planet.

To grow: Slipper plant is a succulent. It needs quick draining soil, full sun, and is hardy down to 25°.

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