Philodendron xanadu has been pronounced the winner of this year’s Favourite Office Plant 2019.
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.
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.
plants@work 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.
The judges were:
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.