Growing indoor plants, the place you will think first is the living room, the kitchen room, even the bedroom. However, there is a place you also should think about, that is the bathroom! This place is always the most cleaned in the house but it is missed in decoration. In fact, most people think that the area of the bathroom is small that can’t set any kind of decoration or apply sophisticated architecture. However, your mind will be changed after reading the post today.
Moreover, bathrooms often have low light, are warm and humid because of the plenty of water, so they create a great environment for indoor plants. So if you love growing plants in the house, let’s start with some here!
#1 Aloe Vera
The aloe plant is an incredibly useful plant to have around the home. Aloe vera juice is bursting with vitamins and minerals, while the gel can be used as a topical treatment for minor cuts and burns, insect bites, dry skin, and more. It requires low water, the humidity alone may meet most of its water needs!
Lucky bamboo needs very little light to grow and should be placed in low, indirect light. It doesn’t even need any soil – simply pop the stalk into a container filled with pebbles and water. Change the water every two to four weeks.
These pretty blooms do well indoors. They must be overwintered inside and the bathroom is one of the best locations to do just this. They also require daily bathroom humidity or regular misting.
#4 Boston Fern
A popular variety of fern with frilly leaves and long, hanging fronds. It grows best when placed on a windowsill or in a position that receives lots of indirect light. Humidity and temperatures of between 55 and 75 degrees are also important for your fern to thrive. In the growing months, the soil should be kept moist, but not saturated.
#5 Cast Iron Plant
This incredibly tough houseplant, which appears to thrive on neglect, certainly lives up to its name. The cast iron plant can survive low light, infrequent watering, and extreme heat.
#6 Chinese Evergreen
Boasting green leaves streaked with white or yellow, the tropical Chinese evergreen is one of the most durable plants you can grow. These plants thrive in medium to low light or indirect sunlight. The Chinese evergreen prefers the warm temperatures and humid conditions of the bathroom.
If you have a larger bathroom space to work with, the dieffenbachia is a great choice. Taking care of the dieffenbachia requires little effort, it thrives year-round in temperatures above 60 degrees F, and in humid conditions with moist soil. However, a bright room or fluorescent lighting is a must for this plant, which also prefers to be kept out of direct sunlight.
Dracaena plant prefers light shade as its leaves will scorch if too bright; and a level of humidity not generally found in most rooms. Therefore, by placing your dragon plant in the bathroom, the lighting and humidity will prevent brown leaf tip and keep its greenery bright and flawless.
Ivy is one of NASA’s top air-purifying plants. It can even help you keep the bathroom clean and hygienic by removing feces and mold from the surrounding air! Needing just moderate exposure to sunlight, this evergreen vine enjoys the high humidity levels commonly found in bathrooms.
Give your bathroom a luxury spa feel with the addition of a subtle yet elegant orchid plant. Place your orchid on the bathroom windowsill, where the indirect sunlight will provide adequate light but won’t cause leaf scorch; while the high humidity mirrors the flower’s natural environment.
#11 Peace Lily
The peace lily is a striking flower, with glossy leaves and white blooms. It thrives in low light conditions, although it should be exposed to some indirect sunlight. It’s another of NASA’s best plants for air purity, as it helps to filter out harmful benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde toxins.
This tropical indoor plant requires little in the way of care. Philodendrons prefer the medium light intensity they would have on the jungle floor. Although this hardy plant can tolerate average humidity, high levels promote lush, shiny foliage. Ideal growing temperatures are between 75 and 85 degrees F.
The golden pothos is another low maintenance plant for your bathroom. Ideal greenhouse conditions for this plant are very bright indirect light, high humidity, and warm temperatures.
#14 Snake Plant
Snake Plant is one of the hardiest houseplants, the snake plant can survive low light levels and is flexible in terms of heat and water. The snake plant also filters some nasty household toxins from the bathroom air including formaldehyde which can be found in cleaning products, tile grout, adhesives, and even some cosmetics!
#15 Spider Plant
The spider plant helps remove odors, fumes, and around 90% of formaldehyde from the air. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and requires little in the way of care. Because of this, they work well in bathrooms where they get either full sun or shade.
#16 ZZ Plant
ZZ boasts beautiful oval-shaped, glossy leaves that will bring a fresh and vibrant feeling to any bathroom. Although deep shade or direct sunlight doesn’t work for this plant, it can grow in most other light conditions such as north, east, or west-facing window; and in a wide humidity range.