More about this year's Favourite Office Plants

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in News

This year's winner is ... Philodendron xanadu

Phili xanadu

  • Likes bright filtered or indirect light
  • Water frequently during the summer months but keep drier in winter
  • Mist leaves regularly to keep humidity levels high
  • Do not let temperatures drop below 10C
  • Repot every 2 years
  • Grows rapidly

Harmful if eaten by humans and pets!

This cut-leaf philodendron is a good looking plant, with shiny green, leathery leaves, each with multiple lobes. Unlike other philodendron, this is not a climber, instead it grows in a mounded shape on a thick woody stem, often becoming wider than it is tall.

Originally from West Indies and South America

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Background
This is the tenth year that we have conducted a poll to find the year’s most popular office plant. Or the plant which best fits the criteria.

A long list is chosen – sometimes by members, sometimes by suppliers. We invite website visitors and members to vote for their top three matching the selected criteria. The top three plants are reviewed by an independent panel of judges who choose the winner.

Plants@work promote this plant and its benefits via the media and social media during National Plants at Work Week in July and at any other suitable occasion.

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The criteria to consider
We are leaving the criteria as they were last year - mainly aesthetic and suitability. That's because we all know that plants help to reduce our stress levels and also improve our productivity and creativity - no wonder our member's designs win awards! Of course having them in our workplaces and homes help us to reconnect with nature too

  • Plants that make a statement
  • Plants that work well in indoor green walls
  • Plants make a retro comeback
  • Plants you'd like to see used more