Rare, hard-to-find houseplants are all the rage lately, and we know you have questions. Will they be hard to style in your home, apartment, or office? How easy are they to care for?

From Monstera Thai Constellation to the Braided Azalea, unusual plants spark fun conversations and add interest to minimal decor. Get ready to elevate your home, impress your guests, and add a little extraordinary flair to your days.

Let’s learn!

Rare plants offer more than just visual appeal; they bring a cool charm and exclusivity to the room. These plants often have a striking appearance and an interesting back story, making them a focal point for your dinner parties, backyard BBQs, and client meetings.

Cultivating rare house plants can be an extremely rewarding hobby, too. There’s nothing like the sense of accomplishment and excitement of watching a rare plant thrive!

  • Light availability
  • Humidity levels
  • How much time you can dedicate to plant care

Some rare plants require much more attention and specific conditions, while others are surprisingly easy to maintain (we promise!). It’s key to match the plant's needs with your environment. So let’s look at a few options.

Philodendron Pink Princess

The Philodendron Pink Princess is a stunning house plant known for its pink and green variegated leaves. They’re striking, full of shape, and catch the light with ease. All it needs is bright, indirect light and regular watering to add a pop of interest and bubble-gum pink to your home.

Blue Java Banana (Ice Cream Banana)

The Blue Java Banana is arguably the best addition to your plant collection, as it’s known for its blue-tinted leaves and creamy, vanilla-flavored fruit. While it thrives in bright light, it can also adapt to indoor environments, making it a fascinating (and functional!) choice.

Braided Azalea and Olive Tree

The braided azalea and olive plants add elegance and artistry to your home decor. Truly one-of-a-kind, their intricate braided trunks and lush, glittery foliage create a sophisticated indoor garden.


Soursop is a tropical gem that produces large, spiky fruits with a sweet, tangy flavor. If you live in warmer climates, you’re in luck: the soursop thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, adding an exotic edge to your home.

Soursop is a bit of a waiting game, usually producing fruit in 3-5 years. But, they love being close to bright, sunny windows if used as a house plant indoors, and look great in the mean time. Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth!

Passion Fruit

Listen, it’s not often that you hear about passion fruit plants growing at your friend’s house, and we’re here to change that. Passion fruit vines are not only visually stunning with their vibrant flowers, but they also produce delicious, tangy fruits filled with health benefits (they’re packed with vitamin A and C!)

Prune the wilting vines, propagate for your loved ones, and give it plenty of sun. With ample space to climb and stretch, passion fruit will grace your outdoor trellises or garden fences with ease.

At The Sun Grove, we are huge fans of plant diversity and elevating your home environment. We’re proud to offer an exceptional variety of rare and exotic plants, each carefully selected for quality. Our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect addition to your collection, with advice and care tips along the way.

We’re always happy to be your go-to for cool, funky, and unusual greenery. Email us for more information at hello@sungrove.com.