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Question: In the bathroom

Hi, my name is Andrea and I write from the province of Trento.

I ask for suggestions and / or directions on plants or flowers to keep in the bathroom.

The two bathrooms are oriented to the north.

Thank you in advance.

Andrew


Answer: In the bathroom

Dear Andrea,

the bathroom is usually the best place to grow plants; most of the plants that in Europe are considered as apartments, live in tropical forests in nature, with a warm and humid climate, and a diffused brightness, hardly affected by direct sunlight. If your bathroom has a nice window, that's enough for you to grow whatever you want in it. From orchids to ficus, from schefflere to dracene; all these plants prefer a very humid climate, which is generally not present in the apartment; indeed, in the home the air is generally very dry, due to air conditioning systems, radiators, stoves, fireplaces, fans, underfloor heating. All the things that we humans use to heat the air in the house also tend to dry it excessively, and we are therefore forced to spray water on the foliage of our plants to see them healthy. In the bathroom, in general, the climate tends to be decidedly more humid, as taking a shower or bath, but also simply washing every morning, spreads a lot of humidity in the air of a generally quite small room, which often remains with the door closed; thus an ideal microclimate is created, similar to that present in the nursery. The best environment is then that of the bathroom where the clothes are also spread out to dry, orchids in particular tend to enjoy this additional humidity, as do all the ferns.

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