THE WELL JAR Time to go all Alan Titchmarsh on your desk
Biophilia is spreading in the workplace. But before you panic-dash to the GP or call the police, this is neither an illness nor something disgraced TV presenters are accused of – it’s our need to be near nature. Those who work among it report a 15% higher level of wellbeing and creativity* – and cutting-edge companies have cottoned on. Amazon’s new meeting rooms house 400 different species of plant, and Apple is planning 8,000 trees at its California campus. Bring this to your own desk with a pothos plant. It can survive in air-con, grow in a jar, and absorb toxins. Plus, it’s hardy. So even you can’t kill it.