Looking for an interesting houseplant to add some life to your home? Check out these nine plants that look like hair! They come in all shapes and sizes, from delicate ferns to towering palm trees. While most of these plants prefer sunny spots, a few can tolerate low light conditions.
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And don’t worry – they’re easy to care for! Most of these plants only require moderate watering and soil that is well-draining (if they need soil at all!). So why not add one of these plants to your home today?
Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera.)
This plant gets its name from its long, thin, hair-like stems. The mistletoe cactus is a low-maintenance plant that can tolerate both high and low light conditions. It’s perfect for beginners! Just be sure to water it when the soil is dry to the touch.
This plant prefers a bit more humidity.
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Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
The ponytail palm gets its name from its long, cascading leaves that look like a ponytail. This plant is native to Mexico and can grow up to 20 feet tall outside! If you’re growing it inside, you don’t have to worry about it growing this tall, and you can always limit it’s growth through pruning.
Ponytail palms are drought tolerant and prefer bright, indirect light. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Variegated “Bonnie” Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’)
This plant gets its name from its long, thin, hair-like leaves. The variegated “bonnie” spider plant is a low-maintenance plant. This specific spider plant variety is a plant that looks like curly hair!
It can tolerate both high and low light conditions. It’s perfect for beginners! Just be sure to water it when the soil is dry to the touch.
Baby Bamboo (Pogonatherum paniceum)
Baby bamboo is different from lucky bamboo, and mostly just has a similar shape. It’s a clumpy, bushy grass that needs occasional trimming or else it will get out of hand. This is a great plant that looks like hair to grow in containers and let it get shaggy.
This plant likes to grow with decent lighting. Just be sure to keep it away from directly next to a heater. Water regularly, so that it doesn’t ever fully dry.
Air Plant (Tillandsia sp.)
Air plants are unique in that they don’t need soil to grow. Instead, they get all the nutrients they need from the air! These plants are perfect for beginners as they are very low-maintenance.
And while not all air plants look like hair, a majority of them do, so it’s really up to you as to which variety to pick.
It’s a common misconception that air plants just need to be sprayed to water. These will do best with being soaked weekly or every other week for a few minutes for their water needs. This can vary depending on how humid of an environment they’re in.
Old Man’s Beard Air Plant (Usnea)
Old man’s beard air plants get their name from their long, white, hair-like leaves. These plants are very low-maintenance and can tolerate both high and low light conditions. Just be sure to water them when the soil is dry to the touch.
This is similar, but not the same as Spanish Moss, the old man’s beard looks more like hair than the Spanish moss. Both of these deserve to be on the list of plants that look like hair though!
Old Man Cactus (Cephalocereus senilis)
While the Old man cactus is different on this list from the entire plant not looking like hair, this entire plant just looks like it is covered in hair. Making this a special addition to the list.
This cactus is native to Mexico and can grow up to 20 feet tall, although will stay fairly small growing indoors! Old man cacti are drought tolerant and prefer bright, indirect light. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Find other fuzzy succulents to grow.
While not grown like many other plants on this list, the Chia Pet is a fun plant that looks just like hair. And it’s making a comeback this year. Rather than growing this plant in soil, it grows on material like terracotta. Get one that looks like an animal or a head, and with plenty of sunlight and water, the seeds will start to sprout in about two weeks.
Once they’ve grown, you can trim them to your desired length.
Pet Grass (Wheatgrass)
Pet grass, or wheatgrass, is a type of grass that is often used as fodder for animals. However, it can also be grown as a house plant! This plant prefers bright, indirect light and soil that is evenly moist. Be sure to water it regularly – about once a week.
Not only does this grass stick straight up, looking just like hair (especially if it’s growing in a head shaped container), it’s also a snack for your pet!
Don’t Forget! Face Shaped Planters!
If you’re looking at getting a plant that looks like hair, you may as well go all out with a face shaped pot for your plant to grow out of the top!
These plants that look like hair are the perfect addition to any home. Not only do they add a touch of whimsy, but they’re also low-maintenance and easy to care for. So why not give one (or two) a try?