When placing the indoor plants in the house, you might choose your drawing room or the lounge. Nobody thinks of a bathroom as the first choice for displaying their houseplants. Plants in the bathroom are a fairly uncommon sight, however, not many people realise their importance in the shower room. They not only turn washrooms into pleasant places, but also contribute in improving the air quality.
There are a few factors to consider when choosing the right kind of flora and fauna for your bathroom. In this blog, we will be discussing the various kinds of houseplants for your bathroom and the environmental factors that can help them flourish.
Let’s get started.
Best Houseplants for Your Bathroom
Take a look at some of these best bathroom plants.
- Spider Plant
- Aloe Vera
- Snake Plant
- Chinese Evergreen Plant
Easiest to maintain, spider plants are some of the best air-purifying plants. They help remove impurities from the air like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
A pleasant addition to your bathroom, spider plants enjoy the extra moisture and indirect light in the bathroom. They are undemanding and can thrive in tight containers.
One of the plus points of having a spider plant in the bathroom is that it is not only easy to grow, but it also produces small plantlets on its sides, which can be repotted in other containers – once the roots have developed. This way you can have a family of spider plants in your bathroom. You can place them near your bathroom tub, on your wash basin or on the bathroom shelf.
You can even keep a flower pot in the bathroom! Wondering how? Well, how about keeping orchids in your bathroom. Not only do they add brightness to your damp and moist shower room, but they can also give your bathroom a spa look, if you add scented candles and folded towels along with it.
Some species of orchids are air plants, which do not need soil and can absorb nutrients through the air. You can keep orchids in a coconut shell to protect the roots.
Being epiphytes or air plants, orchids are quite easy-to-maintain. They come in different colours and usually do not have any distinct fragrance. If you find any yellow roots, then wait for the time when orchids stop blooming and then using a knife cut away the shriveled roots.
These succulents are quite common, especially in Pakistan. Those who know the many benefits of using aloe vera and want to apply it on their scalp before taking a shower should keep an aloe vera plant near the bathtub within easy reach.
It can be one of the best bathroom plants because of its ability to survive in tough climatic conditions and deal with temperature swings. It also doesn’t need much water to sustain. Bright indirect sunlight and water twice a week or only when the soil feels dry is needed to keep an aloe vera plant happy.
People also keep an aloe plant in the bathroom because of its various benefits. It can easily cure burns, injuries and dry skin conditions like eczema. Good for skin and hair, people use the aloe vera pulp for beautification as well.
Ferns are the best houseplants for a bathroom. They have pale green or light to dark green foliage that add liveliness to your shower area. Keep it on the windowsill as they enjoy bright to moderate sunlight. Ferns need a well-drained soil to thrive.
A humid environment like the one in the bathroom suits them the best. They can handle the temperature fluctuations and high humidity levels and are therefore considered one of the best plants for a bathroom.
Having a second cheeky name – mother-in-law’s tongue – snake plants are shade-loving plants that can flourish well in a bathroom setting. These are hardy plants and don’t require much maintenance.
Moreover, they have amazing air-purifying properties that makes them an ideal choice for washrooms. Snake plant has long leaves with grey and green stripes and yellow edges.
You can plant it in a repurposed bottle and hang it from the bathroom wall. It produces new leaves quite quickly and you will have to continue trimming it. Some people believe that money plants bring good luck and happiness. They don’t need much maintenance. It is a good climber and can twine around the window grills.
Bamboos can grow at a fast pace if they are provided with enough space to flourish. But when they are confined to the containers, bamboo plants can limit their growth and flourish well in a smaller setting. You can have a bamboo plant in a small container. Put some pebbles and it can be one of the best plants for bathroom decor.
If you prefer a bamboo plant in a big-sized pot, then remember to feed the bamboo plant with a rich fertiliser weekly during their growing season.
They come in a variety of colours. Crotons are decorative plants that do not require ideal conditions to survive. Hardy plants, crotons produce fresh foliage with minimum care and can brighten up the bathroom space with their bright red, pink and yellow leaves. They need bright, indirect sunlight and loads of humidity and moisture to flourish and bloom.
Chinese Evergreen Plant
Only a few plants are as adaptable as the Chinese evergreen plant. They are tropical perennials having large leaves. Even if you forget to water it, the plant will not die. It has the ability to tolerate harsh temperatures – from humid environments to dry air Chinese Evergreen Plants can endure it. However, make sure you keep it away from cold drafts.
So, these were some of the best indoor plants for your bathroom. If you don’t have much space, check out these tips to make your small bathroom look bigger. You can also take a look at these tips on how to renovate a bathroom and make it brand new.
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