Breast Cancer Authority Blog’s 5 best houseplants that can thrive in your bathroom and improve your health.
Adding plants to your home helps speed recovery rates of surgical patients, according to researchers at Kansas State University. People experience less fatigue and anxiety in a home that includes several houseplants.
Before you begin different plants will be more at home in certain bathrooms than others. Lighting, humidity and temperature play big roles in the thriving of your houseplants, so take a moment to evaluate your bathroom decor, and then determine which plants will work best for you.
Lighting: A bright, sun-drenched bathroom with at least one large window is ideal for almost any plant, but there are plenty of varieties that will live comfortably in low-light environments as well.
Humidity: While not always a concern, high humidity is important to some plants.
Temperature: Most houseplants and many low-maintenance flowers can thrive in a variety of temperatures, ranging from 12 to 29 C (55 F to 85 F), with 18 to 23 C (65 F to 75 F) being an ideal climate.
Although some factors in your bathroom may vary, you want to select a low-maintenance plant that can handle the environment in your bathroom (humidity, moisture, temperature, etc.) The following are good starter plants:
- Bamboo Palm – If you have a dark, windowless bathroom, a Bamboo Palm can be added to help clean the air.
- Peace Lily – This elegant houseplant is best potted in a small container that makes it easy to keep on a bathroom counter.
- Spider Plant – Purifies air rapidly; removes formaldehyde.
- Gerbera Daisy – For something cheerful, try adding a Gerbera Daisy to the bathroom counter. Gerbera Daisies soak up toxins and the steam in the bathroom appeals to them.
- Snake Plant – This plant is best potted and kept on the floor because it can grow to be very large in size. This plant quickly filters out any chemical toxins that have been left behind after a thorough cleaning.
A windowsill, a shelf, even atop the toilet or medicine cabinet — your bathroom is filled with lots of small nooks, perfect for perching a potted plant or flower. Whether your bathroom is big or small, you can find the perfect space for all of your new plants.
When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants, you’re not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways that enhance the quality of life.
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