I’ve been watching How I Met Your Mother the last few days (great show) and I’ve been impressed with the plants they’ve been using. In particular a few stunning Lady Palms (Rhapis excelsa) and a really nice Dracaena (I’ve seen it listed as ‘Janet Craig Compacta’ but have no idea if that’s an actual name or just a trade name…). I tried to find that one but will update if I see it again. 5 cane. Sweet.
Love the plant. These are maybe two of my favourite actors? Just saying.
But In a few scenes where they want to make a scene look retro and out dated they use this plant. It looks like a cross between a Dracaena’s stems, with the foliage of a Ponytail Palm and the inflorescences of some sort of Bromeliad hybrid. Never seen anything like this but I’m intrigued. Anyone know what it is?
What? Hey look, it’s Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan, again. (Season 4 episode 15 if you want to see more of this plant – I think it made an appearance earlier as well.)
Anyway, if you’ve got any ideas about what this thing might be I’d love to know. (Update – Mexican Weeping Pine?)
I couldn’t find a better shot of that plant but… check out this sexy Dracaena.