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Name: Bria
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Bschmuck
Dec 16, 2020 9:13 AM CST
My house was built in '62 and I've been interested in building upon those 60's vibes!

Does anyone know of houseplants that were particularly fashionable during that decade?

Thanks!
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Dec 16, 2020 11:25 AM CST
A few that were popular back then:
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium)

Begonias (Begonia)
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
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hlutzow
Dec 16, 2020 8:08 PM CST
I remember my father talking about the Gold Dust plant he had in the 70's. It was a Japanese Laurel, Aucuba japonica.
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sallyg
Dec 18, 2020 9:26 AM CST
Look up episodes of the Dick Van Dyke show and see if you can ID any plants used. 1961-66. edit.. I just tried some google images, the couple plants I found look fake.

I noticed plants when we watched some Bob Newhart from the 70s.
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Name: Di
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rosebuddy2
Dec 18, 2020 11:59 AM CST
I was a kid in the 60's and specifically remember the large leaf rubber plant (Ficus elastica decora )was the craze in our neighbourhood as it was just new to our neck of the woods.
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plantmanager
Dec 18, 2020 12:05 PM CST
In the 60's we had Pothos, Dieffenbachia, Ficus, Ivies, Plectranthus, Episicia, African Violets, Boston Ferns and Asparagus ferns.
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