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Houseplants of the 1970s (ferns and tongues)

By on 5 November 2012 | comments 12

IN the 1970s, home decor was abut house plants, most often ferns, the mother-in-law’s tongue and Pampas grass. In this gallery of 1970s rooms, the house plant is there. Always there. The 1970s truly were the golden age for ferns…







  • http://www.danasoft.com/vipersig.jpg Yampster

    I had and still have an aspidistra. They are almost impossible to kill. It used to live entirely on coffee and tea dregs and fag ash

  • R B

    Happy memories – but where’s the Swiss Cheese Plant?

  • Winker

    Were the seventies really that colourful?

  • http://www.danasoft.com/vipersig.jpg Yampster

    They certainly were. We had one wall painted post office red with Habitat paint, the most expensive substance known to man at the time. Unfortunately, I had drawn a pair of giant breasts on the wall as a joke before I started. They still showed through after 4 coats. We ended up hanging pictures over the nipples and changing the lighting

  • dairy

    Spider plant – another one that just wouldn’t die…. ;-)

  • The Real Stig

    I am disappointed. I see no cannabis sativa.
    .
    The foremost piece of furniture in the third photo is…….interesting.

  • R B

    Yampster you rebel!

    My bedroom walls were painted purple and orange. Strangely, my parents seem to have blocked this from memory…

  • Winker

    The Real Stig – all that piece of furniture needs is a pair of stirrups!

  • dairy

    you’d need sunglasses to remain 5mins in any of those rooms!! :-)

  • Winker
  • dairy

    no Winjker – I never used to waste time reading about it first…. ;-)

  • dairy

    no Winker – I never used to waste time reading about it first… ;-)