Lush plants do not only add vibrancy to our indoor environment, but they also help to filter and freshen our air, along with creating a relaxing atmosphere. The bathroom is the perfect place for some plants, but keep in mind that not all of them will appreciate all the moisture and humidity. Let’s see which ones are the best plants for your bathroom!
Ivy is one of the friendliest houseplants. It comes with lush foliage, giving you the impression that you walk inside the jungle, especially if you plant several. English ivy is one of the most common types of indoor ivy. It is relatively low maintenance and can grow even if there is not much light in your bathroom. However, it would be best if you still placed it in a moderately lit area.
2. Peace Lily
The peace lily is a houseplant with glossy leaves and exquisite flowers. It would look great in any bathroom and also helps to clean the air, eliminating benzene. Although plenty of light is not a requirement, flowers are whiter in well-lit rooms. Avoid overwatering as it can easily kill the plant.
Orchids are extremely elegant and come in plenty of choices when it comes to colors. They enjoy a warm environment, so your bathroom may be the perfect destination for them. Some species grow in soil, and others are air plants that thrive on the moisture absorbed from the air. Depending on your type of orchid, you should place it in bright sunlight or moderate light.
Begonias are often placed on the windowsill as long as it doesn’t face the worth. Bathrooms are an ideal location because they love water and even regular misting to thrive. If you cannot place them next to the window, you should consider using fluorescent lighting.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is an excellent option because you can harvest it for many purposes when it comes to beauty and self-care. It is one of the best plants because it is so low-maintenance that your daily shower or bath will provide it enough moisture to remain hydrated. The juices inside the thick, succulent leaves can be applied on wounds, sunburn, cuts, bites, and more, for quick healing. It also thrives in low light environments.
Another succulent, haworthia is native to South Africa. Most of these tiny, adorable plants have a compact structure, so they are ideal for small bathrooms. They do not need too much light, either, and they love the humid environment. Similar to aloe vera, the humidity in your bathroom will be enough to keep it healthy and hydrated.
Outdoor azaleas are often shaded and mulched to survive. When placed in your bathroom, they enjoy the humidity, a cooler environment, and indirect light. They will reward you with plenty of colorful petals and mesmerizing fragrances.
Tillandsias have a unique appearance and may be a bit of a challenge for novice gardeners. This is mostly because they do not need any soil to grow. There is no maintenance required, and the humidity in the bathroom is all they need to grow. Also, they enjoy low to moderate light.
Similar to succulents, bamboos do not require much care and water. It is best to avoid planting bamboos in your garden because they turn into invasive plants. Even when they are in pots, they will require repotting quite often because they grow very large. To thrive, bamboos require fertilizer with a high nitrogen concentration; this needs to be applied weekly during the season or monthly during winter.
Gardenias are also known as cape jasmine. It is a tropical evergreen plant that can be challenging to grow indoors because they are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature. However, if you have enough light in your bathroom, they might grow well. Gardenias require frequent pruning if you want to keep them confined and small.
11. Dracaena Plant
If your household members have access to the same bathroom, so there’s plenty of humidity, dracaena is exactly what you need. It loves plenty of water and humidity, so it may not survive in a less used bathroom unless you water it frequently. The plant also loves shade.
12. Chinese Evergreen
The Chinese evergreen is what many gardeners refer to as “foolproof.” In other words, they are so durable that you will surely not go wrong with this one. Although it loves humidity, it can also tolerate drought or dry air and even shade.
13. Boston Fern
The Boston fern is quite a popular variety that comes from tropical rain forests, so it is a great choice for your humid bathroom. However, it requires indirect light, so you should consider placing it on a windowsill. If you want your Boston fern to thrive, ensure that the temperature is always between 55 and 75 degrees.
14. Snake Plant
The snake plant is another low-maintenance plant that flourishes in your bathroom. It enjoys bright light, but it is tolerant to poorer lighting conditions, too. Potted plants are often placed in a lightly shaded location during the bright sun in summer. You should water this plant regularly; as a rule of thumb, you need to keep the soil moist by adding water when the top 2 inches are dry.
Philodendrons are tropical plants with exceptionally glossy, waxy large leaves. Their stems can reach 20 feet long, and there are also varieties that reach several feet in height. It is a low-maintenance plant, and it has an easy mechanism of letting you know when there’s not enough or too much water: the leaves drop.
Pothos is also known as the money plant, but there are numerous variations. Its name is derived from the myth that pothos grow higher if you feed them with coins. One of the best aspects is that you can train it to go around the room using a waterproof wire. You can also plant it in a hanging basket in your bathroom.
17. Spider Plants
Spider plants are yet another popular bathroom plant. The name is derived from the spider-like structure thanks to the elongated, thin leaves. This is an undemanding option that enjoys bright light, but you shouldn’t leave it in direct sun, otherwise, its leaves will get burnt.
If you want to add a splash of color to your bathroom, look no further than the croton. It spreads quite invasively, reaching up to three feet in height and width. Humidity is suitable as it prefers continuously moist soil. The temperature should be constant, ranging from 50F to 70F.