As a rule of thumb, it's hard to go wrong with classics like the parlour palm, dracaenas, rubber plants, aspidistra (I've always fancied a variegated one), cacti, succulents and the umbrella plant.
These were recorded in 1949, and are excellently performed, although, as far as the music goes, they belong next to the potted aspidistra in the front foyer.
As English as an aspidistra in the bay window of a bungalow, Orwell grew to love and loathe his heritage in equal measure.
The proper pastoral response would have been to accept it and drink it happily, or (if that was really impossible) pour it on the aspidistra .
This was furnished only with a dark wood stand, topped by a substantial aspidistra .
We do not know what it showed - but something more exciting than two frozenly rigid, ceremonially dressed adults alongside an aspidistra .
In the far corner, against the washbasin, stood a large aspidistra .
Damian had to carefully move a large aspidistra in order to squeeze into the room behind Hans-Raoul, and Sally glared at him as he did so.
Maybe it would be better to put an aspidistra on it and call it a feature.
He said that, once, no home would have been complete without an aspidistra in the living room.