Bathroom Plants: Why should every other room in the house get all the love for houseplants? You may not spend as much time here as in the living room or kitchen, but that doesn’t mean that this room has to be boring and bleak. Green is one way to give your bathroom that spa feeling! In fact, it is the perfect environment for many different types of houseplants. After all, many plants are tropical indigenous people who love warmth and moisture.
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Place your plants on a windowsill, mount shelves, or try a hanging pot if you don’t have a storage room. A south-facing window is best for plants that like bright light, but also work east-and west-facing windows. But no problem if your bathroom doesn’t have wide, sunny windows. Many plants adapt to moderate or poor lighting conditions. A tip: be careful when watering bathroom plants. Due to the naturally higher humidity, they do not dry out as quickly as in other parts of your house. Check your plants about every week to see how dry the soil is. Most prefer to be a little dry between drinks, and no one likes to be soaked. Check out the best plants to brighten up any bathroom.
The old-fashioned spider plant has never really gone out of style because it is so easy to grow. It prefers bright light, but adapts to low light conditions. When the tiny plantlets develop, cut them off and place them in the ground to form new baby plants. They are perfect for sharing! Keep it slightly damp in spring to summer and a little drier in winter.
With glossy, small heart-shaped leaves, this wine plant is easy to love (and grow!). Heartleaf Philodendrons like moderate light best, but they also tolerate weak light. Let them dry between waterings.
This striking plant is often mounted on a piece of wood or in a hanging basket with sphagnum moss. The large, flat fronds, as you can imagine, resemble the horns of a deer. It is happiest in a high humidity environment, so the bathroom is the only place where it grows well in most households. Give it moderate light.
The delicate, lace-like fronds from virgin hair fern love a high level of humidity. Give this plant bright, indirect light (no direct sun or it will burn) and constant, light moisture.
English ivy looks good in hanging baskets or as a topiary. Some varieties have colorful leaf patterns. Give it moderate light and let it dry out a bit between waterings.
Polka dot plant
If you want some color for your bathroom, a pretty little polka dot plant with its pink or red splashes is the way to go. It likes bright light and constant, light moisture.
The money tree has an upright shape and glossy green leaves. In the wild, it is a wetland tree, so it enjoys a warm room. Give it bright light, but it also adapts to moderate light. Let it dry out a bit between waterings.
If you have a hanging pot or shelf near a bright window, this unusual vase-shaped fern is a real eye-catcher. Some types of bird’s nest fern have wavy leaves. It can deal with dry air better than other ferns, but it loves moisture, so it’s natural in the bathroom. Keep it moist in spring and summer and a little drier in winter.
Ficus trees, also called weeping figs, like bright light and a room on the warm side because their natural habitat is the tropics. They tend to get annoyed when they are near hot or cold drafts and drop leaves. Keep the soil moist in spring and summer and let it dry out slightly between waterings in winter.
If you have a dark bathroom, Aglaonema is the one for you as it doesn’t take much light. The strappy leaves have silver splashes and an upright shape so that they look sitting on a shelf. It prefers constant, light moisture and is therefore exactly right in your bathroom.
These types of begonias are mainly grown for their striking foliage. They are well suited for a bathroom shelf where they can enjoy the humidity. Give it bright light and let it dry out slightly between waterings.
This plant with its pretty markings and reddish undersides needs a high level of humidity, typically around 60 percent. Calathea occasionally even enjoys a lukewarm shower; Simply use the lowest spray setting. Give it bright light and constant moisture.
This typically fussy plant loves moisture, so the bathroom is the best choice if you want to display it indoors. Boston ferns also need high lighting conditions and often drop leaves. So be prepared to reach for them. Keep them slightly moist.
There is a reason why the rubber tree is always popular: it is easy to grow. It likes bright light or tends to become long-legged, so keep it near a window. If it gets dusty, clean it with a damp rag or a light spray in the shower. Let it dry out a bit; If the leaves turn yellow and fall off, you can over-water them.
These old favorites work just as well in the bathroom as they do in any other room in your home because they are low maintenance. Peace lilies tolerate little light, but bloom best with moderate to bright light. Let the soil dry between waterings.
Pothos is probably one of the easiest to grow plants ever! With long wine stems and glossy leaves, it looks smashed in a hanging pot or draped over the edge of a shelf. It likes moderate light, but adapts to dim light. Let it dry between waterings.