This year the title of Favourite Office Plant 2019 goes to the Philodendron xanadu

on Sunday, 07 July 2019. Posted in News

Philodendron xanadu has been pronounced the winner of this prestigious title, Favourite Office Plant 2019, by both a physical and a remote panel of judges.

The judges present for the judging were Matthew Appleby of Horticulture Week, Claudia de Yong, award-winning garden designer and Chanel de Kock of the Flower Council of Holland.

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From L-R: Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, Claudia de Yong, Garden Designer, Madeleine Evans, p@w Chair, Ian Drummond,p@wAmbassador and Chanel de Kock, Flower Council of Holland

They all felt that Philodendron xanadu fulfilled the criteria of a retro revival with its lush, leafy form much as last year's winner the Monstera deliciosa. They also agreed that it works well on its own or as under-planting.

Voting secured the top spot for the Philodendron by 5 votes to 3 with the Epiphyllum anguliger as runner up and the Alocasia macrorrhizos in third place.

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From L-R: Alocasia macrorrrhizos, Epiphyllum anguligier and Philodendron xanadu

Our thanks go to Ian Drummond, plants@work ambassador and Creative Director at Indoor Garden Design for hosting the judging and being on hand to fill in any necessary background information about the plants.

Thank you also to our esteemed panel of judges:

  • Matthew Appleby of Horticulture Week
  • Claudia de Yong, Award winning garden designer
  • Chanel de Kock, Flower Council of Holland
  • Kathy Fediw of i-Plants and the Board of Green Plants for Green Buildings
  • Joe Zazzera of Plant Solutions and Visionary Chair of Green Plants for Green Buildings
  • Jim & Lisa Wilkinson and the team at Pro Landscaper
  • Jane Perrone, journalist and podcaster
  • Rona Wheeldon, author of the Flowerona blog

More about Philodendron xanadu
Originally from Brazil, this plant is not a climber but grows to a full, dense plant with lobed leaves. It is easy to care for making it perfect for plant installations. Watch out for our features on each of the top three plants throughout the week.