Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:07
As we have said, British and northern European plants have evolved to cope with fresh air, plenty of rain in the main and gentle sun. Mediterranean plants in general have evolved to cope with poor soil, bright sunlight and occasional downpours and strong winds.
House and office plants come from warmer climes that do not have frosts, are generally used to dappled or full shade provided by taller, stronger specimens, and can cope with the atmosphere in an office. If you want something out of the ordnary, you'll have to pay for it from the wide range of suitable, foreign origin plants available but please, don't subject healthy, outdoor loving native plants to the stress and trauma of life in an artificially lit, dry, dusty office full of static and invisible chemicals oozed by office furniture, carpets and equipment.