Want to make your bathroom feel more like a luxury spa? Try a shower plant. It’s one of the hottest home decor trends taking over Pinterest right now and besides being absolutely beautiful, it can bring some major benefits.
Shane Pliska, president of Planterra Interior Landscaping in Detroit, said that plants in the bathroom are becoming the norm.
“Whenever we do a home, we will always put a plant in the master bedroom spa area,” he told TODAY Home. “Even in small spaces, plants can work quite well in the shower.”
The daily habit of showering will help your bathroom plants thrive, he explained. Plus, it’s a great way to conserve water. Here are a few other reasons why you should consider adding some green to your powder room.
1. Create better air quality
Want cleaner and better air in the bathroom? Plants can help with that, too.
“NASA researchers have reported that a group of common house plants can remove or scrub indoor air of various pollutants” said Dr. Clifford Bassett, MD, clinical assistant professor of allergy and immunology at NYU Langone Medical Center. When it comes to air-cleaning plants that would do great in a bathroom, Bassett suggested Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, English Ivy and the Peace Lily (which also helps increase oxygen).
“As an allergist, I may prescribe certain plants to help improve indoor air quality,” Bassett said. “This is, in addition to traditional and evidence-based therapies for their allergic and respiratory conditions.”