But what about if you just have an ordinary garden and you don’t want to worry about a case of a marijuana look alike plant potentially causing you some trouble – or perhaps you just want some similar plants to keep your cannabis plants hidden from some nosy neighbours – what plants that look like cannabis should you know about? Now that you have the answer to “what does a pot plant look like?” let’s take a look at some of the potential imposter plants.
We already touched on the leaves of the Japanese Maple tree and their incredible similarity to the cannabis leaf but several other types of plant vaguely resemble cannabis plants just enough to spark the curiosity or displeasure of the wrong person and invite unwanted trouble into your life. The Coral Plant is a close second when it comes to imitating cannabis leaves but it is rare to see in gardens here as it is a tropical plant found primarily in Mexico and South America.
Okra is more and more common in kitchens and gardens these days however and the leaves of the plant do bear a very vague resemblance to a cannabis leaf which could give someone the wrong impression. It even flowers with buds that could easily be mistaken for cannabis by someone who only knows enough to look for these two elements but not the way they should actually appear.
Cranberry Hibiscus is an unlikely contender to be honestly mistaken for cannabis as it is entirely the wrong colour and doesn’t flower with bud but if I’ve learned anything in life it is that people will always surprise you with new and fascinating ways to not understand simple things. The shape of the leaf is undeniably similar to the cannabis leaf and it is entirely possible it could be mistaken for it in low or dark light.
Cassava is a different kind of medicinal plant that is grown for its roots. One of the more helpful plants that look like weed but it is non psychoactive and the roots are actually highly poisonous until they are properly treated. Sweetfern is an invasive weed and as far as plants that look like marijuana goes it is a bit of a stretch but anything is possible with a green leafy plant that has even the slightest resemblance to cannabis plants.
Cleome, Texas Star Hibiscus and Kenaf are three more green leafy plants that resemble weed at least a little bit and you might want to avoid them if you would rather avoid all of the possible potential complications.