The Benefits of Choosing Plants Based on The Climate of Your Room

If you have a specific room in your home that is missing a plant, it is important to find out which plants fit in the room’s environment. There is not much difference in the rooms in homes, but especially in the kitchen and bathroom there will be high humidity, possibly. High temperature and limited lighting conditions. Location of plants mainly depends on where the windows in your home are located. Here are some tips to help you choose the right plant for your space.





Living Room And Similar Room With Window

The vast majority of houseplants can easily be here. There is generally a humidity of 40 to 60% in ordinary homes and with windows that create neither too much nor too little light, the vast majority of plants can thrive. It therefore depends on how the window is turned. If it is a south-facing window, there can often be very direct sun and high temperatures, which require plants that thrive in heat.

In my living room there is a large south facing window so my living room gets incredibly warm. I am therefore aware that in my windowsill, there should preferably be plants that can withstand very direct sunlight and heat, such as succulents and cacti.

Philodendron (eg Brazil, Scandens, Micans, Pinnatipartita), Monstera Deliciosa, Pilea Peperomides, Cacti and succulents, Rubber tree, Violin fig, palm tree, avocado tree, banana tree, various herbs, Paradise bird, Golden vine, most Alocasia Alocasia , Dieffenbachia / Sigøjnerblad

Bathroom With Window

The climate of the bathroom is characterized by high temperatures, high humidity and often small with daylight. It is therefore a delicious place for plants that thrive in warm, shady and humid conditions to live. It is most likely the room with the highest humidity. Many of the rarer (and delicate) houseplants need a slightly higher humidity (60% -80%) to really thrive, so plants like Calathea, Alocasia and velvety Philodendron will thank you for living there. However, it is important that is a window and some natural light, as there are really few plants that can thrive in high humidity and no light at all.

Bathroom Without Window

If your bathroom does not have a window and you do not want to put a growth light up out there and pee for pink discolys, then I would advise you not to keep plants out there. The only plants that can thrive for long periods without light are, for example, the ZZ plant and Mother-in-law’s sharp tongue. Even they, however, must feel the joy of light once in a while. Therefore, if you want plants in your bathroom without a window, you must be prepared, for example, on weekends to place the plant in a room with more light for a small two-day sun holiday.

Zamioculcas (ZZ plant), Sanseveria (Mother-in-law’s sharp tongue), Peace lily, ferns, Kentia palm – note that they should be placed in sunlight in between.

The same applies to a kitchen without window, where high humidity can also occur due to cooking etc. However, there is another important factor to consider when considering putting plants in your kitchen, namely the temperature.

Kitchen With Window

The main difference in the kitchen compared to the other rooms in the home is the temperature. There can be high temperatures in the kitchen, especially if it is a small kitchen without a cooker hood, and only a few plants can handle it for a longer period of time. Plants that can withstand a lot of heat are, for example, succulents and cacti, but even these need air around them. It is also crucial that they get sun from the window. I would therefore always recommend not placing plants close to stoves and other appliances. The plants will eventually suffer ose-death.

During Room Or Similar Rooms With Many Windows

If you are lucky enough to have a living room, then it almost works like a greenhouse. Here, many plants will thrive, as both high humidity and good light conditions can be achieved. The most important thing to be aware of here is that it does not get too hot and stuffy. It may be relevant with areas with shade where, for example, it is important in a greenhouse-like room that ventilation is provided so that plants in this room do not end up with fungal diseases due to stagnant air.

Children’s Room

In other rooms, such as a children’s room or if your cat is lucky enough to have a room with a giant scratching post, I would recommend not having rare plants that you do not know very well, but instead common known plants – preferably out of reach of your pet or child, as some plants, such as Dieffenbachia (Gypsy leaf), are toxic if swallowed.

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