Putting plants in your shower is a relatively new trend that is quickly gaining popularity. It may seem strange to some people to keep a plant in the shower, but this is actually one of the best places for a plant to be because it provides them with an abundance of moisture. You will also benefit in a variety of ways from using it.
If you're thinking about putting a plant in the bathroom, you should know that there are other reasons to do so besides the fact that it will make the space look nicer. These advantages include the following:
- The capacity to improve the air quality of the room as a result of plants' ability to filter out indoor toxins while also producing oxygen.
- Assist in the killing of bacteria and absorbing an excessive amount of moisture, which means you won't have to worry about being greeted by a cloud of steam every time you step out of the shower.
When considering a plant for your shower, you want to ensure you choose one that can thrive in the environment. Choosing taller or larger plants typically cannot work in a bathroom since space is limited. You also need to consider how humidity and lighting will impact how well your plant thrives.
Choosing the Right Plant:
Here are a few tips to help you choose the right plants for your bathroom conditions:
- Plants like Aloe-vera, bamboo, orchids, spider plants and heart-leaf philodendrons, as well as Boston ferns, are ideal for showers with low lighting. These plants typically need minimal light to grow and some such as aloe-vera also don’t need a lot of water and the humidity from your shower may be enough to sustain it.
- Because a large window in your bathroom provides plenty of natural light, you have more options when it comes to bathroom plants. Some of the plants recommended include air plants, gardenias, azaleas, or asparagus ferns.
- If you’re prone to taking hot showers that produce a lot of humidity, then you should consider a plant that can not only survive in those conditions but also improve them. Some of the most desirable plants that absorb humidity include bamboo, chinese evergreen, english ivy, or gerbera daisy. If choosing bamboo it’s important to remember that it can grow rather quickly so you’ll need to tend to it by shaping it or providing a barrier to stunt its growth.
Although it may be fashionable to keep a plant in the shower, this does not impose any restrictions on your freedom of movement. If you don't have a shower area where you can put a plant, think about putting the plant next to the bath, on a shelf, or on a windowsill. There's no arguing that this trend is bringing new life to an otherwise dreary room in your home.