Top 30 Exotic Plants in India

reviewed by Truman Perkins

The diversity of Flora & Fauna in India is unmatched through out the world. There are spectacular varieties of plants found in the Indian Subcontinent.

Some of the plants have origin outside India and are rarely found.

30 Exotic Plants that are available in India:

 30 Exotic Plants that are available in India:
30 Exotic Plants that are available in India:

1. Yellow Dendrobium Selnopsis

Sweetly scented yellow blooms of the Orchidaceae family are native to tropical Asia and Australia but have perfectly adapted to the Indian environment.

2. Rebe Flower (Begonia Tessaricarpa)

A rare species with two petals and two sepals are a part of the Begoniaceae family often used for medicinal purposes.

3. Lilies (Lilium)

Lilies are undoubtedly the most beautiful flowers with an extensive range of shapes, colors, and sizes. All of these types are always in demand.

4. Tuberose (Polianthestuberosa)

The delicate fragrant flowers from Mexico bloom and release the sweetest scent at night time and are mostly used in the manufacturing of perfumes.

5. Ylang Ylang Flower (Canangaodorata)

CanangaOrdorta, the native of Indonesia, is used in the making of oil and perfume. It bears fruits that the birds and bees feed on during the fruits in the season.

6. Bird Of Paradise Flower (Strelitziareginae)

Crane flower is a native to South Africa, easy to grow, and low in maintenance. A perfect choice for your garden.

7. Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllumoxypetalum)

It is native to Mongolia, a flowering species of cactus that blooms once in a while.

8. Tulip (Tulipa)

Originally from Southern Europe, the delicate enclosed petal scan be found in Srinagar in the cultivated tulip gardens, a wonder to cherish.

9. Crown Flower (Calotropisgigantea)

The flower has a religious significance regarding Lord Shiva. It can be found in many temples in India but is native to Cambodia,

10. Caraway (Carum Carvi)

Endemic to Europe. The edible plant is consumed with meals as the roots, leaves, and seeds all seem to have many nutritional and medical properties.

11. Woodrow's Crinum Lily

The large and fragrant white flower is a rare and endangered species. It arises directly from the root, protected by the leaves.

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12. Water Hyacinth (Eichhorniacrassipes)

An invasive species from the Amazon River is a free-floating aquatic plant with beautiful blue and violet flowers.

13. Law's Ceropegia

Laws Ceropegia is an import from Africa. Its unique color and tubular shape distinguish it from the rest.

14. Purple Passion (Passifloraincarnata)

The flower is known as Krishna kamala, and the fruit is called Krishan phal in India, both used in herbal medicines.

15. Flowering Cactus (Cactaceae)

The flowering cactus produces striking flowers that can be grown indoors and outdoors.

16. Yakla Snow Lotus

Blooms in the Himalayan climate and are used in rare tonics to cure weakness.

17. Brahma Kamal (Saussureaobvallata)

Thrives in Himayalian conditions, the umbrella-shaped flower protects itself from the cold. This unique flower is native to northern Burma and southwest China.

18. Ragweed (Ambrosia Psilostachya)

The Ragweedhas a history of traveling from Europe to Asia during World War I. The pollen is exposed thus have spread across the country.

19. Pachiraaquatic

Native to Central and South America, the aquatic plant grows best in swamps.

20. Latherleaf (Colubrina Asiatica)

The thick and massive vines from eastern Africa can be covered year-round with exotic flowers as alternate inflorescence.

21. Ganges Primrose

Blossoms around the summer season in cheerful yellow and other exotic colors and the sight of it can be spellbinding.

22. Bindweed (Convolvulus Arvensis)

The climbing vine is also known as the 'wild morning glory' that wraps itself around other stems, poles, or any other objects and can be a beautiful sight to behold.

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23. Filaree (Erodium Cicutarium)

It is a low-growing flowering plant with bright foliage. The edible plant also produces colorful flowers to attract the bees.

24. Australian Pine (Casuarina Equisetifolia)

The "Iron Wood" treebe came famous for the timber and shade that it provides. The tree can grow up to 30ft.

25. Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Commonly listed as a vegetable, asparagus is an edible shoot that grows on rhizomes in the soil.

26. Timothy (Phleum Pratense)

The European plant, arranged in spikes, looks more like grass, and this quality makes it very distinctive.

27. Mayweed Chamomile (Anthemis Cotula)

The Mediterranean flower with white petals and a yellow disc to hold them together is a wondrous sight, but the "Stinking chamomile" is characterized by its unpleasant smell.

28. American Lotus (Nelumbo Lutea)

As the name suggests, the American lotus comes from is an aquatic flower with huge circular leaves linked to the central flower.

29. Brazilian Pepper (Schinus Terebinthifolius)

A thick shrub having bright red berries, white blossom, and green leaves usually bloom in summer.

30. Adenium

Indigenous to Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Adenium is a desert rose characterized by its deep red flowers and succulent stem.

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About Truman Perkins

Truman Perkins is a Detroit-based SEO consultant who's been in the business for over a decade. He got his start helping friends and clients get their websites off the ground, and he continues to do so today. In his free time, Truman enjoys learning and writing about gardening - something he believes is a natural stress reliever. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and their twins in Detroit.

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