7 Rare Exotic Flowers You Need to Know

Rare Exotic Flowers
Rare Exotic Flowers

The term “exotic flowers” is used to describe non-native, introduced, and popularized flowers. The reason behind their popularity is because of the high adaptability factor these blossoms have. Some of them even are known to be easy to cultivate with a low effort of maintenance. These exotic blooms are known for having an extraordinary charm. Whether it’s the unique shape of petals or even a fascinating fragrance, exotic flowers never fail to enchant people. 

You may have encountered some of the most popular ones, such as amaryllis, lotus, or hyacinth. However, some exotic blooms might not be as easy to find,called rare exotic flowers. Despite being popular, these beautiful blossoms are not something a walker could encounter naturally. Are you ready to get to know these rare beauties?

Rare Exotic Flowers 

Gibraltar Campion

This beautiful art of nature is currently placed as the rarest blooms in the world. Gibraltar Campion exists in a variety of colors that are appealing to the eyes. It ranges from light pink to soft violet, sounds very mesmerizing. However, as much as you are curious about its existence, the chance to encounter this flower in nature is low. Even researchers and scientists still know a small portion of information about this plant due to the lack of specimens to observe and study. 

Grevillea 

Greevilia
Greevilia

The lovely grevillea is native to Australia. Some might describe the shape of grevillea as bizarre and none of the ordinary. With bright colors and striking appearance, its beauty definitely stands out. Grevillea is available in a variety of colors, it ranges from bright red to light pink. You could also find grevillea in white, it’s called white wings grevillea. This plant demands full sun in order to grow and bloom. Therefore, you need a wide-open space if you desire to grow grevillea. The bloom is famous for having a sweet refreshing fragrant. In Australia, it’s quite common to encounter this blossom. Grevillea is also suitable as cut flowers and will add a unique touch to arrangements.

 Chocolate Cosmos

The appearance of this flower might confuse you because it looks quite similar to daisy and dahlia. This rare beauty is called the chocolate cosmos. This flower is known for having a sweet fragrance, almost chocolate-like. It was first discovered in Mexico and has never failed to captivate cultivators ever since. Not only for humans, insects like butterfly also finds this bloom attractive. Some would say this flower rarity is close to extinction. However, in Mexico, this flower is not hard to find. If you look closely, the structure of the petals is layered. One is not like the other, you can find both chocolate cosmos with symmetrical and asymmetrical petals.

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise

The bird of paradise or also known as strelitzia is a tropical flower native to South Africa. The shape of this flower resembles a free-spirited flying bird. To grow to its full potential, the plant needs a generous amount of light and a warm temperature. This majestic bloom is a symbol of freedom, joy, and of course, paradise. It’s a statement from nature that we have a paradise to enjoy here on Earth. You might find yellow and orange strelitzia easily. However, a white bird of paradise is considered rare and expensive to obtain. Even if the yellow and orange strelitzia is not as rare as the white strelitzia, please note that we have to refrain from causing any harm that could endanger the species.

Ghost orchid

This rare bloom is native to Florida. With the unique shape of petals and paperwhite color, no explanation is needed to describe the reasons behind its popularity. Due to its popularity, people have attempted to obtain this flower by removing it from its environment. However, the attempt only results in failure because ghost orchid tends to die during captivity. Experts estimate there are only 2,000 ghost orchids if not less, growing in the world. That’s why botanists are pouring their best effort to protect ghost orchids’ existence from extinction and their environment. Ghost orchids grow in deep swamps. The plant needs rich and moist soil to grow. The current status of this plant is at the risk of extinction. Therefore, it is best to adore this bloom from afar without risking its existence.

 Bleeding hearts

Bleeding Hearts Flower
Bleeding Hearts Flower

Once you see the appearance of this flower, you will immediately understand the reason behind its name. The reason is no other than the shape of its petals. This beautiful bloom is available in romantic and calming colors, which are pink and white. Bleeding hearts was once extremely hard to find in nature. However, these days bleeding hearts are not as hard to spot. Through years of improvement and innovation, cultivators have discovered the way to grow and care for the plant. Turn out it’s not as complicated as some might have thought it was. If you’re lucky, you may encounter this blossom in summer.

Black Cat Petunia

Black cat petunia is a rare tropical flower with mystical beauty. The cause of its small population is because the bloom is hard to reproduce. Black cat petunia also demands an extensive amount of care. The plant prefers slightly moist and acidic soil. Excessive watering could cause bacterial and fungal growth. Contrary to the white petunia, the black cat petunia represents rebellious emotions. With a velvet-like texture of petals and mysterious presence, black cat petunia has a very distinctive charm compared to other beauties in the garden. 

Some of the previously mentioned exotic blooms are extremely rare, highly protected, and hard to cultivate. Meanwhile, some flowers might be small in population, but with efforts and studies, there’s a possibility the number would increase. Exotic flowers are known for their unique traits, whether it’s the shape of the petals or vivid colors, every aspect of the flower would create a strikingly-attractive appearance. You can’t help but fall for their charms. The world smile and laughs through flowers, it is only normal to feel mesmerized and cherished by its existence.

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