Editors' Pick (Part 1)

The plant friends of Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk

An editorial office without plants is unimaginable at Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk. Often, when people come to visit they take one look at the green work environment and cry things like 'office jungle' or 'botanical garden’. All the plants are given an appropriate personal name, with matching name signs. The two banana plants are called Jim and Tim, and the cactus answers to Bob – anyway, moving swiftly on ... 

It’s great to work amidst so many plants. Not only do these green rascals inspire us to create beautiful things, but they also purify the air. Discover the Plant Friend Forever (PFF) of some of the Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk team: 

Banana plant
"The banana is an exotic plant which in its natural habitat just keeps getting bigger. It becomes so big that one day you might have to cut a hole in your roof! Luckily things won’t get that bad in my house." - André de Waard, online marketer

Ficus lyrata
"Isn’t the Ficus cute? You could amongst get lost amongst the bright green leaves. My home is gradually turning into a jungle. Maybe I should give away a plant to a friend soon, but the Ficus lyrata will definitely be staying!" - Lisa van Holstein, conversation manager

"The variegated leaves of the Calathea, with beautiful veins and purple backs, are a delight to look at. They’re in keeping with the playful, eclectic interior in my home. This plant is also known for moving a lot. As an energetic person I can completely identify with that!" - Tessa Triesscheijn, conversation manager

"I’m happy to admit that I don’t have green fingers. A cactus needs little care, but does lend ‘body’ to your home. I have lots of them, ranging from small to head height and from ball-shaped to the classic cactus from Westerns. I can’t get enough of them. Even my iPhone has a cactus wallpaper ..." - Moniek Kuipers, conversation manager

African hemp
"My favourite plant is the African hemp, particularly because of the unusual leaves. The foliage is a fresh green colour, and sometimes when the light shines on them the leaves almost seem transparent. There’s something delicate and fragile about it that I adore." - Monique Kemperman, campaign manager plants


"I secretly prefer flowers, but since I’ve been working here I have to admit I have a soft spot for Scindapsus. And I’m not alone - my two cats love the sturdy trunk. Unfortunately plants have a lot to put up with in my house…" - Susan Iping, campaign manager flowers

Alocasia Zebrina
"It was tricky to choose between the stylish and hip Monstera and the idiosyncratic Alocasia Zebrina or zebra plant. I find the heart-shaped leaves combined with the colourful stems to be a great combination. A unique daredevil who fits well with my personal taste." - Esther de Waard, brand manager