Are you turning your home into a dreamy urban jungle? Does this include your bathroom? Sometimes getting the right plants to thrive in your bathroom can be tricky. We've put a list together of the top 10 houseplants that will work well in your bathroom. We've included plants that work well in brighter bathrooms as well as lower light bathrooms.
The Monstera is native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico to Panama so it comes as no surprise that it favours a warm, humid environment, making them ideal bathroom plant. It's not very fussy in terms of care and can handle lower light conditions.
The Tradescantia Tricolour plant has the most stunning deep purple and green, trailing leaves that almost reminds you of mermaid's hair. They can handle lower light conditions and thrive off humidity. If you grow this plant in a bathroom that has medium light conditions, this plant will grow greener in colour rather than deep purple.
The Zanzibar Gem or ZZ plant with its wide, attractive, dark green leaves, boasts many favourable traits for bathrooms . This plant tolerates neglect, is drought tolerant, and accepts low-light conditions without being too O.T.T. The ZZ plant will also typically do well in a bathroom without a window.
The Snake Plant is a favourite for beginners right through to the pro-gardener. This plant needs a moderate amount of bright light for proper growth but can tolerate partial shade, very low light affects the colour of the leaves. This low-light plant filters out formaldehyde, common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues—and even some cosmetics.
The Dracaena Massangeana plant, also known as the corn plant, is made up of shiny green leaves that have a yellow streak running down the centre of the leaves. Most Dracaena Massangeana are are relatively low-maintenance plants and enjoy higher humidity like their natural rainforest habitat.
This plant as requires medium light and cannot tolerate direct sunlight.
BIRD'S NEST FERN
The Bird's Nest Fern or any other fern for that matter, will do well in your bathroom. This plant enjoys lower light conditions and higher humidity. Add a layer of mulch over the soil surface to help it retain moisture.
The Peace Lily can add lots of lush greenery to your bathroom and are great air purifiers. They like low to medium light so this plant will work well in bathrooms with less light than usual. They will thrive off the extra humidity caused from showers and baths.
According to research conducted by NASA, they found the Peace Lily to be one of the top indoor plants for cleaning air. This tropical plant breaks down and neutralizes toxic gases like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.
The Hoya Pubicalyx is a great plant if your bathroom gets low light. If you do want this plant to flower though, direct morning or afternoon light are the perfect conditions for this to happen. Water thoroughly allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Don't let it sit in soggy soil. This is a great drought resistant plant if you're forgetful to water your plants and loves the extra bathroom humidity.
The Philodendron Xanadu is a great bathroom plant and will love a place on the floor on your shower if you have space for it. This climbing plant can make a beautiful feature in any bathroom and will thrive from the humidity. They are versatile enough to grow in low light conditions but may grower a little slower than usual.
Staghorn Ferns are one of our favourite statement plants for a bathroom. These gorgeous plants have two different types of leaves or fronds, antler fronds and shield fronds. This plant is for a bathroom that gets lots of natural light but won't tolerate direct light. As these ferns are naturally from the tropics, they love to be misted daily.
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