Office plant of the year awarded

Howea forsteriana aka the Kentia palm, gained the most votes from the panel of judges as the Plants@Work top houseplant for the office.

Howea Forsteriana
Howea Forsteriana

Its ease of care and its interesting, even exotic past - it was originally only found growing on Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia, where they still hold control of seed distribution for this palm - has made it an all time UK favourite.

Greg Redwood, Kew head of glasshouses, nurseries and display horticulture at Kew and senior RHS judge, said: “A classic and deservedly still popular after many years. It thrives in bright conditions and its architectural form gives height and interest whilst still allowing light and views through, due to a relatively open habit for a large plant.”

Coming in second place is the Monkey Mask aka Monstera Adansonii, a smaller relative of Monstera deliciosa, the Swiss Cheese Plant was voted into second place.

Gaining favourable comments from the judges: “These are one of the best- selling houseplants at retail,” said Matthew Appleby, editor of Horticulture Week.

“A lovely plant to add to any desk from an aesthetic point of view, this plant will offer joy to any work top or bookshelf and the round shapes will offer an interesting dimension to linear shapes associated with office spaces,” was Chanel de Kock of Flower Council of Holland’s comment.

Third place saw a joint win for the Epiphyllum Anguliger aka Fishbone cactus and Sansevieria cylindrica.

Previous winners:

2020: Mother in law's tongue

2019: Philodendron xanadu

2018: Monstera delicosa

2017: Aspidistra

2016: Rhipsalis

2015: Medinilla magifica

2014: Echeveria

2013: Spathiphyllum


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