- Green your bathroom: choose the right indoor plants!
- Jungle atmosphere with tropical plants
- Clear the bathroom with potted plants
- What flowering plants in humid rooms?
- Need decorative inspiration? Other ideas for greening the bathroom
1. Vegetalize your bathroom: choose the right indoor plants!Between water vapor, drafts, excess heat and sometimes very low light, the bathroom is not the ideal room for all your indoor plants. For them to enjoy it, you need to install robust varieties that withstand humidity, heat, as well as temperature variations. So to create a beautiful oasis, we put on the right type of plant! * The semi-aquatic papyrus: this perennial plant has umbrella-shaped foliage that will bring a touch of elegance to your bathroom. It can very well join your potted plants, provided you always keep its water reserve full: as the name suggests, the semi-aquatic papyrus is hydrophilic! Be careful, it also needs a lot of light to flourish: place it near a window, and water it regularly so as to keep the soil moist. * Kentia: this palm native to Oceania can easily become a houseplant. If you like it in your bathroom, it can measure up to 3 meters: plan for space! This plant likes light, but not full sun. We must therefore find the right lighting. Watering level, the soil must remain moist, but never soggy. A bed of clay balls placed underground will help you drain. If you have a dimly lit room, don't panic. You can still green your bathroom, for example: * The fern: accustomed to undergrowth, the fern loves humid and shady environments. It will therefore easily take up residence in your bathroom ... As long as you are spared from drafts! Like many green plants, it is better to install it on a bed of clay balls that will drain the excess water. * Aloe vera: this succulent plant does not require much light to flourish. It also requires very little water, and may be satisfied with the ambient humidity. In short, it is a rather convenient ornamental plant!
2. Jungle atmosphere with tropical plantsAmong the species that delight in a bathroom, tropical plants feature prominently. The virgin forest is yours! * Anthurium: native to South America, it will love your bathroom. Anthurium needs light but is afraid of the direct sun which dries its leaves. Also watch out for temperature variations, which upset it! If this plant absorbs ammonia, it is also toxic, and therefore unsuitable in a house with young children or animals. Maintenance level, water it when the soil is dry. And like most of the plants mentioned in this article, repot it every 2 years or so. * The pilea peperomioide: this pretty succulent, nicknamed the missionary plant, comes from southwestern China. Placed in the light, it grows very quickly. It is easy and useful to make a cutting from a rejection at the foot of the stem, because it is not always found in garden centers. Like many green plants, it hates excess water, so water it sparingly.
3. Clean up the bathroom with potted plants
We lend to certain plants depolluting virtues, or how to mix the useful with the pleasant! But which species are suitable for the bathroom? * Spatiphyllum (or moon flower): this cousin of anthuriums is very easy to live with. It likes partial shade, without direct light, and likes to be watered. The soil must remain moist: if you forget to give it a drink, the spatiphyllum will show its thirst by sagging leaves. It flowers in spring, sometimes at other times of the year when it likes. It is an excellent depolluting plant, which absorbs formaldehyde, benzene, acetone, ammonia, xylene, toluene, trichlorethylene… A super green plant to have at home! * The sansevière (or mother-in-law's tongue): this fatty plant from Africa is - it seems - indestructible. It is the ideal green plant for beginners! If you can forget to water it (not too much anyway…), it does not tolerate excess water badly: no more than one watering per week. Clay balls placed under the ground will help drainage. * Chlorophytum (or spider plant): this perennial herb with long narrow leaves grows in its corner, without asking for anything. Like the sansevière, it is suitable for those who do not have a green thumb. Chlorophytum reduces the presence of toluene (synthetic fragrances, paints, etc.) in the atmosphere and therefore improves the quality of your indoor air. * Aglaonema: accustomed to the humid forests of Southeast Asia, this houseplant adores bathrooms. She is content with little light. It is also said to absorb volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene and formaldehyde (found in cleaning products, paints, solvents, tobacco smoke, synthetic perfumes, etc.) Water it regularly, never leave a soggy earth. * Beaucarnea (or elephant's foot): this beautiful tree can be grown indoors. It absorbs ammonia and benzene, two harmful substances very present in the cleaning products used to clean the bathroom. We expose it to light without watering it too much, and repot it every 3 years or so. * Pothos (or scindapsus): this small indoor plant with mottled foliage fights against formaldehyde, which is released, for example, from agglomerated wood furniture. The pothos likes light, but not direct sun.
4. What plants flower in humid rooms?
In the bathroom, the perfect flower is the orchid! This perennial is also a tropical species, and its magnificent flowers brighten up the saddest room. In pots, it needs excellent drainage. Otherwise, you risk seeing its roots rot! The orchid likes humidity, but needs ventilation. She also likes light, but not direct sun: in short, it is not the easiest potted plant to grow! Beginners in gardening will therefore prefer the Phalaenopsis variety which is the least capricious. To water your orchid well, immerse the roots for a few minutes in a basin of water, then drain the clod of earth until there is no more drop left. We warned you, Madame is difficult! Another option is guzmania, this indoor plant native to Central America with a beautiful red flower. Like many of the plants in this selection, she likes light without direct exposure and is really afraid of excess water. It is repotted only to separate the suckers from the mother plant and thus obtain a cutting.
Need decorative inspiration? Other ideas to green the bathroom
Are you looking for decorative inspiration to add the missing touch to your bathroom, but you don't necessarily have a green thumb? Here are some ideas: * A bouquet of eucalyptus: placed in a vase, a few branches of eucalyptus will bring a nice green touch to your bathroom, while pleasantly scenting the room. Indeed, eucalyptus is a very fragrant plant and its action will be much more effective and healthy than that of synthetic perfumes to deodorize the room! * Bamboo stems: the "lucky bamboo" has given itself a prominent place in the decoration of our interiors. Before being planted in the ground, it must develop its roots. Immerse it in 5 centimeters of water, and change this reserve of water once or twice a month to renew the organic matter on which it feeds. Good to know: it can be kept as long as you want! If you put it in the ground, remember to water it generously and regularly, as you will understand, bamboo loves water.