At a glance, bathrooms with their moist environment and an abundance of water, might seem like havens for plants to grow in. But contrary to what we may like to think, the moist environment and the fluctuating temperatures of a bathroom are far from ideal for most plants to thrive in. In fact, the high levels of humidity in a bathroom can make plants rot or develop mildew.
What’s more, the lack of sunlight, even when there may be some light filtering in through the windows is sometimes insufficient for many plants to be able to survive.
But don’t lose hope, just yet! Each bathroom is different and once you’re able to figure out the right amount of light and warmth that a plant needs, you should be able to find the right plants to grow in your bathroom. In the meantime, here’s a list to help you get started!
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera can be a great plant to have around owing to its medicinal properties. The juice from its leaves can help with minor cuts and burns, and being a succulent, it doesn’t need much care. Place the plant where there’s indirect light as too much sunlight can singe the leaves.
Ivy is a plant that purifies the air around it and can help keep the bathroom clean and hygienic by absorbing particles of fecal matter and mold from the air. And if your bathroom isn’t roomy enough, all it needs is a hanging basket with its leaves trailing down elegantly. This is one plant that will thrive in the high humidity levels in your bathroom, requiring very little exposure to sunlight.
Just keep this plant at the corner of your sink and give your bathroom a luxurious spa-like elegance! This is a low maintenance plant that enjoys high humidity and indirect sunlight, making it a perfect addition to your bathroom.
If you keep bamboo in your bathroom, you won’t have to worry about it running and it grows very well in indirect sunlight.
Basking in the warmth and humidity of a bathroom, begonias can be a colorful addition to your bathroom shelves. And just like the other plants that we have spoken about, these need very little sunlight to grow.
6. Peace Lily
Peace lily with its glossy leaves and white flowers is a beautiful plant that can adorn your bathroom. It would do very well when exposed to a steamy shower and some indirect sun. It also happens to be an excellent air purifier, ridding the air around it, of many harmful toxins.
Ferns make excellent house plants and are especially great for bathrooms as they love humidity and can easily deal with the temperature fluctuations of a bathroom. They are also able to manage with a moderate amount of light.
Although a little difficult to grow, these beautiful plants can’t handle very cold or hot temperatures. But what they do like is plenty of humidity and a small spot of indirect sunlight to thrive well.
9. Cast Iron Plant
Well, as you can guess from its very name, this is one plant that’s hard to kill. For those looking for a low maintenance plant, this is the right choice, as it grows well in low light or indirect light. A perfect fit for your bathroom!
10. Chinese Evergreen
The Chinese evergreen is a very hardy and adaptable plant and can withstand days of neglect, in case you forget to water it for a few days. It grows well in humid environments and needs just some indirect sunlight to stay happy.