Monday, 9 March 2015

Plants in the Bathroom - Part One

It is well-known that plants improve the air quality in a room, and can even help remove airborne harmful contaminants. Not to mention they can help to reduce stress, anxiety and overall can make a room look much nicer.

Contrary to popular belief, bathrooms can be the perfect environment for tropical house plants, due to the inherent conditions and in particular, high humidity. There are even some that can be placed in your bathroom even if it doesn't have a window, as some plants grow well in a low-light environment.

The trick to choosing the right plants for your bathroom is looking for ones that prosper in a moist/humid environment – as these typically need little amounts of light and a fluorescent bulb switched on occasionally will be enough for them.
Please be careful with the toxicity of some as they can be poisonous when ingested (particular care must be shown if you own pets)

To take the headache of choosing, we've written a run-down of 5 of the best plants you can purchase for your bathroom.

Here is part 1:
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata): These plants need A LOT of humidity, and the soil needs to stay damp at all times – perfect for a smaller bathroom where humidity will build up faster! You’ll know if the humidity in your bathroom is high enough, as the leaves on a Boston Fern will turn yellow if the room isn’t humid enough.

Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior): Small Bathroom? Large Bathroom? No windows? Lots of windows? It doesn’t matter, Cast Iron Plants can survive extreme conditions – so are perfect for any bathrooms! Although they do thrive when watered a lot.