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Adding Greenery to your Bathroom

Adding Greenery to your Bathroom

By Jacob Olsen 3/07/2017 1:56 pm

With winter in full swing, now is the perfect time to add spruce up your bathroom by adding some greenery to it. Not only is it a simple and effective but anyone can do it. We are ourselves are currently on the hunt for a florist to style the traditional and contemporary vanities on display in our showrooms, so we thought why not pass all our tips and findings from our hunt onto you.

This year Pantone’s colour of the year is Greenery. Refreshing and crispy, Pantone describe Greenery as a yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Pantone state that Greenery is a symbol of new beginnings. So why not add real life greenery into you home. Not only do they look great and add a bit of colour to any room but they are also fantastic for your health. Studies shows that indoor plants have many health benefits. Not only do they purify air, plants can help you breathe easier, provide a beautiful natural scent and help you have a more restful night sleep.

Here are our top five plants that we love to style our bathrooms with and a few hints on how to keep them looking lush all year round.


1. Orchids

A timeless classic, orchids add a touch of elegance to any space. Although they are well-known as hard to maintain, Orchids thrive in bathrooms due to the humid conditions which reflect the climates where they originate from. Try placing one on your vanity bench for a sophisticated look.

            

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2. Fiddle Fig Leaf Tree 

With its large green, violin like shaped leaves, the Fiddle Fig Leaf tree is popular choice for any interior space. Try placing one in a large pot in the corner of the room or next to a freestanding bath for a pop of colour.

 

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3.  Boston Fern 

For compact and smaller spaces, the Boston Fern is ideal with its long drooping fronds that effortlessly hang over the edge of any pot. Try placing one in a hanging basket or on a shelf in your bathroom.

      

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4. Philodendron Xanadu 

Perfect for bathrooms with little or lots natural light, Philodendron Xanadu adds a tropical feel to any bathroom. With its large and striking leaves it looks great all year round. Try placing it a pot on side table in your bathroom.

        

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5. Succulents 

With little or no maintenance, succulents are a fantastic option for the time poor. They require little or no water and look great all year round. Try planting them in small pots and arranging them in clusters around the bathroom.

   

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Position

Just like human’s plants love consistency, each plant has its own characteristics and needs, so it is vital that you find the right spot for your new addition from the beginning. Always ensure that the plant has the right amount of light either direct or indirect and try and keep your plant in the same spot.


Watering

It can be easy to kill you plants with kindness by over watering them but on the other hand you don’t want to not watering it enough. Always check with your local garden expect when buying a plant to see how much water it needs. An easy way for you to check at home is by feeling the soil. If it’s dry, your plant most likely needs a little water. If it’s wet, you know that its fine for the time being.


Cleaning

Just like anything else you have in your home, plants need a light dusting every now and again. A quick wipe with a damp cloth and you’re done. You can even use White Oil to give them a nice shine. We love White Oil as it not only adds a nice gloss our plants in the showroom but it also protects them from insects and pesticides.