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According to data pulled by Hello Giggles, shower plants are taking over Pinterest at an alarming rate. The trend has skyrocketed in popularity at a rate of 302% this year alone — (and the year isn’t even half over yet!) Yes, plant-ish trends are on the rise, ( ) but even if they weren’t, shower plant ownership is just plain practical. Here’s why: 


They will improve your air quality 

It has been scientifically proven that your common, everyday houseplant can rid your air of toxins, pollutants, and allergens, in addition to encouraging the production of oxygen. And given that we tend to spend a whole lot of time in the bathroom, with the door closed, a little extra air filtration really can’t hurt. 


You may see a positive impact on your energy levels 

Studies show that living in the presence of plant life can directly and indirectly affect mood, energy level, and as a result, overall mental health. Feng Shui-wise, placing lush plants in the north of your bathroom will suppress the bad water energy. Generally, plant life in the bathroom is thought to encourage good flow of qi. 


You won’t have to water  

Watering can? Who needs one! A shower plant thrives the way plants in the rainforest do: with natural light and consistent exposure to moisture. (Just make sure your plant doesn’t end up sharing your soap!) Water conservation, anyone? 


They’ll never go out of style 

Much like the color green, literally, greenery is classic and cool, and far from cliché. Never once will you have to worry about your plant clashing with your shower curtain, because au natural goes with everything.  


If we’ve managed to convince you, here are some humidity-loving shower plants — (to get you started on your shower garden?) 

  • Aloe Vera 
  • Bamboo 
  • Orchid
  • Eucalyptus
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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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