MCM-friendly Houseplants - Page 5

Ten ideal indoor plant selections—living art for mid-century moderns

9 Sword Plant
(Sansevieria trifasciata)
Known also as mother-in-law's tongue, this succulent features durable, dark-green, sword-like leaves edged with yellow. Mature plants will send up lavender flowers. Can grow to four feet. Able to survive some neglect, but avoid excessive cold and overwatering. Native to West Africa, from Nigeria east to the Congo.


10 Yucca Plant
(Yucca elephantipes)
Sometimes referred to as the spineless Yucca plant, this is an attractive specimen that sends up buttery-colored flower stalks once a year. Drought-tolerant, it enjoys bright sunlight but can also thrive in indoor low-light conditions. Avoid overwatering. Native to Mexico.


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Photography: Dante Pascual Jr., JC Miller

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