Sixteenfourteen
Sixteenfourteen
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Asked on Jul 12, 2012

What kind of plant is this?

Douglas HuntSixteenfourteenKMS Woodworks
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I saw this photo on Cote de Texas: http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2012/07/readers-house.html and it looks pretty indestructible {which is the only kind I can have}. Any ideas?
Thank you so much!
Aimee
Plant on the left
Plant on the left
9 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 12, 2012

    it almost looks like an agave...or aloe. Both are pretty low maintenance.

  • Sixteenfourteen
    on Jul 12, 2012

    Thank you so much, KMS! I think you're right {and good to know they're low maintenance.}

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 13, 2012

    Agaves and aloes are excellent low-maintenance plants, but if you are thinking about something for indoors keep in mind that they want a lot of light, and generally have spines or teeth in varying degrees of ferocity.

  • Sixteenfourteen
    on Jul 15, 2012

    Ohhh, Douglas, you pointed out something I hadn't thought about: danger! I have 2 little boys and a toddler niece. Maybe I can find a smaller one for the mantel. ;-) Thanks!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 15, 2012

    Photo stylists need not be concerned with such things. With young ones in the house, you definitely do!

  • Sixteenfourteen
    on Jul 15, 2012

    Agreed! Any safer recommendations? :)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 15, 2012

    If you want a sculptural look like that, how about good old snake plant, Sansevieria trifasciata? It's about as low-maintenance a houseplant as you can find.

  • Sixteenfourteen
    on Jul 15, 2012

    Awesome! Thank you so much!!!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 15, 2012

    You're welcome. Post a photo of how you adapted your inspiration less dangerously!

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