Did you know that ordinary house plants can improve the air quality in your home? The off-gassing of chemicals from carpets, insulation, and other materials commonly found in homes can be a health concern. However, many plants can effectively remove these harmful compounds from the air.
Furthermore, caring for houseplants may even help lower your blood pressure and reduce stress. As a bonus, indoor plants are a fabulous decor item. They bring a fresh splash of green and color to any room.
But, finding the right plants for your bathroom can take some consideration due to the moist conditions and temperature changes that frequently occur.
Not to worry. Bay Area Bath has done the research for you so that you can enjoy the perfect plants for your bathroom.
Here are 5 great bathroom-friendly plants to choose from:
1. Golden Pothos
A wildly popular house plant, Golden Pothos comes in a variety of colors and leaf sizes. Choose your favorite variety for an easy-to-manage bathroom plant. The golden pothos prefers indirect sunlight and moist but well-drained soil. Put in in a hanging basket or in a pot on a high shelf where it can happily trail down, creating a green cascade of gorgeous leaves.
If you’re not convinced of the virtues of Golden Pothos yet, they are also excellent air-purifiers. In particular, they’re good at filtering out formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. However, do beware if you have young children or mischievous pets, as golden pothos can be toxic if ingested.
2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
These plants are known for their long thin leaves and cute offspring that look like spiders casting off into the air. Spider Plants are also quite tough. They tolerate low light and do well in the humidity of a bathroom. Like Golden Pothos, these plants are perfectly adapted to hanging baskets.
3. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, the Snake Plant is native to West Africa. It is a perfect plant for those who don’t have much of a green thumb, as they’re quite hard to kill. Simply give them an occasional watering and watch them grow. Set a large potted Snake Plant on the floor, or opt for a smaller pot for your vanity counter.
4. Ornamental Bamboo
Add a touch of exotic to your bathroom with a gorgeous Bamboo Plant. Bamboo does require a bit more care than some of the other bathroom-friendly plants. Make sure you re-pot it about once a year so that it continues to grow. It will also need regular fertilizing to stay healthy and attractive. Keep your bamboo near a bathroom window for best results.
5. Chinese Evergreen
This foolproof plant will survive even forgetful caregivers. All it needs is a relatively warm environment and the occasional watering. This plant is perfect for a bathroom with little natural sunlight, as it doesn’t like to receive direct sunlight.
With this list of bathroom-friendly house plants, you can make sure that the next plant you add to your bathroom will flourish and thrive. Adding a splash of green to your bathroom is the perfect way to boost its style while also improving your air quality and reducing your stress.