There are an array of extraordinary succulent plants here on Earth that actually look like they originated on another planet. Available in a myriad of colors and sizes, these beauties effortlessly grab hold of our imagination and send it off to a distant world.
Here are 30 amazingly, peculiar succulents that may or may not have been brought here by aliens.
Maybe little green aliens with little green thumbs? You decide.
1. Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’
At first glance, this little plant looks as if it belongs in a Star Wars movie. The stacked leaves do indeed resemble an ancient temple.
2. Echeveria ‘Lilac Frost’
Cosmic cotton candy anyone? Echeveria is popular with collectors of succulent plants and has thick leaves that come in an array of colors.
3. Senecio Herreianus “String of Watermelon”
This enchanting succulent features little ‘pearls’ that resemble watermelons.
4. Cephalocereuspalmeri – Sasquatch?
This is not a small creature from another planet. Hard as it may seem, this plant is a well-known tree-shaped cactus but all we can focus on is its fuzzy hair.
5. Pseudolithos migiurtinus
It isn’t a rock or an armadillo, its a succulent native to Somalia.
6. Crassula “Baby’s Necklace”
This lovely succulent looks as if it came from Pandora and its colorful leaves are stacked to geometric perfection.
7. Fenestraria rhopalophylla “Baby Toes”
These intriguing plants have columns of leaves that grow and resemble little baby alien toes.
8. Lenophyllum guttatum
The rich color and intriguing shape of this succulent looks as though it could be from the Red Planet itself.
9. Crassula columnaris
Succulent or extraterrestrial brussel sprout?
10. Rare Crested Succulent
This prehistoric-looking succulent takes us back to another time and place.
11. Variegated Haworthia Truncata
This peculiar and rare succulent is flat on the top to allow sunlight through its ‘windows.’
This beautiful succulent resembles small evergreen trees or a holiday ornament.
13. Cereus Spiralis
This succulent could be mistaken for a creature coming out of the ground.
14. Lepismium cruciforme
This succulent’s tentacle shaped leaves are exquisite.
15. Eulychnia Castanea Spiralis
These spiraled beauties look like creatures from a far-off planet.
16. Lithops or “Living Stones”
Lithops are unique in every way. Looking more like small rocks, they are indeed plants that flower and come in a wide range of colors.
17. Euphorbia flanganii
Is this plant going to eat something… or someone? This succulent makes a big statement with its outstretched leaves and flower in the center.
18. Yavia Cryptocarpa
They might look like crop circles but they are smartly camouflaged succulents.
These striking succulents have a translucent appearance at the top where the light is able to filter into the plant to achieve photosynthesis.
The leaf pattern and color of this succulent is captivating and makes the plant itself look alive.
21. Haworthiopsis Coarctata
The leaves on this succulent seem to stretch out waiting for prey. This could easily be coming out of the sand in an upcoming science fiction movie.
22. Pachypodium lamer f. cristata
If you happen upon this succulent you might just think you’ve been transported to another world.
A little fuzzy…a little spiky…somewhat scary…this succulent has all the makings of a cute, potentially menacing alien.
24. Euphorbia greenwayii
This succulent might just remind you of a certain plant that wanted to take over the world…
25. Dioscorea Elephantipes
This slow-growing succulent is truly unique. Although it looks like a rock or a turtle shell, it is a plant that can live up to 70 years.
26.) Kalanchoe Tomentosa “Panda Plant”
The fuzzy leaves on the Panda Plant make this little succulent come to life.
27.) Aloe Vanbalenii
This isn’t your typical aloe plant. The striking color resembles an octopus tentacle.
28.) Graptoveria succulent
This alluring succulent looks as though it could have originated on the moon.
29.) Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”
These tiny, beaded succulents grow like a vine and creep along the ground where they will root. They also resemble an alien snack mix.
30.) Monilaria moniliformis “Bunny Ears”
These succulents resemble little bunny ears or perhaps little green men giving us the peace sign.