You might think that bathrooms would be the perfect environment for plants. But you really need to choose wisely. Even though there will be plenty of warm. Humid air when someone is showering, it can get much colder when the room is left empty for hours. Especially at night! These wide temperature fluctuations are not ideal for many plants. Plants That Will Grow In The Bathroom!
Plants That Will Grow In The Bathroom
Bathroom plants are not just for decoration. They also absorb organic air pollutants emitted by household stuff like cooking fuel or detergents. The top choices are spider plant, peace lily, and aloe vera which remove carbon monoxide, benzene, and formaldehyde, respectively, from the air.
The ancient Egyptians called aloe vera “the plant of immortality” and that’s no surprise. Given what we know about its miraculous healing and nourishing properties. Aloe vera can also clean up formaldehyde from the air in your home.
As a bathroom plant, aloe vera needs minimal care. Place it near a window that provides indirect light, water it sparingly, and watch your aloe thrive. It’s also good to have in your bathroom if you happen to run out of moisturizer or need to soothe an insect bite!
These pretty blooms do well indoors. In fact, in many climates, they must be overwintered inside, with the bathroom being one of the best locations to do just this.
Begonias do best in fluorescent lighting. Although they can survive when placed in window locations too (the exception being north-facing windows). They also require daily bathroom humidity or regular misting.
I also had good luck with orchids. Though they are known to be a bit finicky, the steamy environment of a bathroom apparently makes them feel right at home.
BHG recommends less temperamental varieties Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis (pictured above), and Paphiopedilums. All of which like bright, filtered bathroom window light. Give your bathroom a luxury spa feel with the addition of a subtle yet elegant orchid plant.
Cyclamen can be tricky to grow indoors. They are often sold in bloom and then fade away when you bring the plant home. However, with a little care, you can keep these pretty plants happy.
Cyclamen need bright light, especially in the winter. Although they like moisture, it is best to water them from the bottom, rather than wetting their leaves.
This most Zen-like plant can grow in almost any light. Even without any soil! Just place your bamboo to root in a container filled with a few inches of pebbles, then fill halfway with water, re-watering occasionally.
If you’re feeling fancy, spend a few more bucks for the variety with twisted stalks. Bamboo is perfect for a bathroom as it requires very little light to grow, so even smaller bathrooms with limited natural light make an ideal habitat.
Fern is a perfect choice for anywhere in the home. They don’t require plentiful sunshine and only need infrequent watering. And will grow well in a bathroom.
Ferns are a long lasting and affordable choice, and the frequent heat and moisture from showering will give them the rainforest-like conditions they love.