What's Become of Office Plants Now That Everyone's Working From Home?

April 22, 2020
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If, like most Americans, you haven't returned to your employer's office in about a month, here's a question: What sort of health are your office plants in? While e-commerce worker Martha Smith made a final run to her San Francisco office to "rescue the plants" before a stay-at-home order took hold, she tells The Wall Street Journal that "it's gonna be a tragic little Sahara when we come back." Meanwhile, BuzzFeed's Los Angeles-based head of facilities, Julia Goldberg, herded all her co-workers' plants into a conference room, where they could be more easily watered together while their owners worked from home.