14 Strange Houseplants That Look Like Hair Strands

In our life, nature is truly amazing! And you’ll find some incredible and strange and unusual plants out there, and many of them make great houseplants, too! These fascinating plants are so cool, you’ll want one of each for your indoor garden. And in the post today, we’ve listed the 14 strange houseplants that look like hair strands and bring unusual yet cool texture to your plant collection. If you want to add plants that have unusual foliage, let’s try growing them in your house.

Taking them a look, each has its own beauty, of course, you will have exciting experiences! And whether you’re seeking a striking succulent or something bigger, bolder, and full of color. Some of these are even low maintenance enough, you can keep them in your office without requiring much of your effort for taking care of them. It’s time to discover them with us.

#1 Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)


This gorgeous palm features strap-shaped, curved, leathery leaves on the swollen trunk that look like an elephant’s foot. Its foliage looks like thick hair strands.

#2 Andreana Air Plant (Tillandsia andreana)


Native to Columbia, this rare air plant features hair-like thin and delicate bright green leaves that shoot out from the center that gives a look of fine hair strands to its round rosette.

#3 Variegated Bonnie Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’)


The narrow arched green leaves with creamy-white edges make a statement in hanging baskets. It is easy to care for and an ideal choice for new gardeners.

#4 Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)


This variety has different growth habit compared to other air plants. Its hair strands-like leaves cascade in a downward direction rather than upward. When it flowers, it spreads a mild fragrance in the surroundings.

#5 Zanzibar Croton (Codiaeum variegatum ‘Zanzibar’)


‘Zanzibar’ produces red, green, purple, yellow, and purple narrow leaves that look like colored hair! It can grow up to 3-4 feet tall and acts great as a contrasting plant.

#6 Low Bulrush (Scirpus cernuus)


This low-growing, bright-green ornamental grass with small flowers looks attractive in ceramic pots. Keep it on a south or west-facing window that receives full to partial sun.

#7 Corkscrew Rush (Juncus effusus ‘Spiralis’)


The dark green foliage with spire-like, upright green stem makes a striking statement in containers and give it a look of curly hair! It also produces yellow-green to pale brown flowers.

#8 Red Fountain (Cordyline ‘Red Fountain’)

‘Red Fountain’ is a trunkless specimen with strap-like dee red foliage. It looks striking in containers and performs well in full sun or partial shade.

#9 Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)


The slender, green fronds of this dracaena variety, with red contrasting edges, look-like colored hair strands. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light and doesn’t ask for frequent watering.

#10 Fishbone Cactus (Fishbone Cactus)


Also known as orchid cactus or zig-zag cactus, it has a unique curly hair-like appearance. This plant can be a unique addition to hanging baskets.

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