With the trend in modern living escalating to apartment dwelling and away from the traditional free-standing home with a large garden area, we are getting further and further away from our contact with the natural world. This can have a detrimental effect on our physical health and mental well-being unless we have strategies in place to counteract these effects.
One way to keep in touch with nature is to use indoor plants to decorate suitable spaces in the home. It is important, however, to choose the right plants for different areas to make sure they thrive instead of withering, as so many of them do.
Not all Plants Thrive in Bathroom Humidity
The bathroom is a case in point. Many people believe that, because it is a warm, moist environment for much of the time, any plant placed there will thrive. We have installed quite a number of shower screens in bathrooms where greenery is part of the décor. Some look great and others are just struggling along.
When we install our Budget Shower Screens in bathrooms we are often surprised at the questions clients ask of us. Mostly it is about how to clean the new screens, but sometimes they want decorator tips. The question of plants has come up a few times, so we asked the experts.
Suggestions from Indoor Plant Experts
Not only did they tell us that plants in a bathroom have many positives for us, but they gave us a few examples of which plants would be best. For example, plants that evolved to survive in hot, dry places should be avoided. Cacti, for example, do not do well in the moist, humid atmosphere of a bathroom, but there are five varieties that do:
- Peace LilyThe Peace Lily has glossy green leaves with a pure, white flower; it is believed to also remove mould from the air. It loves a warm and humid spot, away from direct sunlight, but needs indirect light to look its best.
- Boston FernA natural humidifier, the Boston Fern has drooping fronds that look best in a hanging basket or on a high shelf. It also removes pollutants from the air.
- PhilodendronThe Philodendron is a plant that needs little attention, with large, shiny leaves that look great in a pot. It is also known to cleanse the air of pollutants.
- Monstera DeliciosaThe Monstera Deliciosa is included due to its tolerance for humidity and its beauty.
- Bird’s Nest FernThe steamy atmosphere of a bathroom suits the Bird’s Nest Fern, which looks great and thrives in humidity.
Create a Clean, Green and Restive Haven
How these plants are displayed in the bathroom is an individual choice, but we know from the ones we have seen that this greenery enhances the clean lines of our Budget Shower Screens. Whether your bathroom is in the minimalist style or is something more ornate, these plants will look great and improve your well-being.