Creepy ‘Brain’ Succulents Are Perfect For Halloween

Pair with a skull-shaped planter and you have the perfect Halloween decor.

Halloween is closer than you may think and it’s never too soon to start your planning. After all, great Halloween decorations are not always easy to come by. Thankfully, these scary plants are an absolute “no brainer” to add to your Halloween decor this year.

The stems of these succulents all twist around one another, creating a very unique shape. This cactus is known as the Mammillaria Elongata ‘Cristata’ but it is much easier to say “it looks like a brain!” in all honesty. That’s exactly what we are going to do. These succulents resemble a brain, and also, a clump of worms. They are some of the wildest looking plants that we have ever come across.

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The “brain cactus” is typically located in central Mexico. They are native to the area, according to Succulent City. In most instances, the Mammillaria Elongata cactus grows straight. This plant was either damaged at its growth center or experienced a mutation. Now, the crested form springs up in one large clump.

These mutated plants are simply too perfect, as far as Halloween decorations are concerned. We are already devising all sorts of plans for where we can place them in our home. They are sure to scare all of your friends and loved ones! Best of all, these succulents are incredibly easy for anyone to take care of. You do not need to be an experienced green thumb to handle such responsibilities. All you need to do is keep the plant in direct sunlight and make sure that it does not spend any of its time stuck in the darkness.

You’ll also want to be careful about overwatering the plants because excess water makes its way into the folds, causing rot to take place. Succulent City is offering some very valuable advice: use a smaller watering can and be sure to point the spout away from the leaves.

Succulent soil should be used when the plant is re-potted, for best results. A skull-shaped planter would make for a great look, but make sure that the spines do not cause any damage. If you’d like to add these plants to your home’s rotation, take a closer look at the local plant nurseries in your area. Etsy is also a valuable resource!