What kind of indoor plants did the Victorians have?

What kind of indoor plants did the Victorians have?

Postby wulffrith » November 7th, 2013, 10:05 am

In more upper class/aristocracy homes?
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What kind of indoor plants did the Victorians have?

Postby corben » November 7th, 2013, 10:07 am

Palms and ferns. Palms grow very large in houses with high ceilings which Victorian houses had. The Aspidistra or 'cast iron' plant was very popular with the middle and lower classes as it was placed in the window of the front room or in hallways. It can cope with dust, infrequent watering and dark gloomy places.
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What kind of indoor plants did the Victorians have?

Postby jarrod » November 7th, 2013, 10:11 am

The most common indoor or house plant was the Aspidistra.
The Aspidistra Elatior was the variety that was most often
seen in hotels and large houses as it would cope well if
neglected.
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What kind of indoor plants did the Victorians have?

Postby hlithtun » November 7th, 2013, 10:22 am

See: ""Victorian Houseplants" - http://www.etsy.com/listing/92889092/victorian-houseplants-passion-flower
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