Bathrooms are warm ,humid environments that are great for many house plants. Add a touch of nature to your bathroom with the correct plants.
The bathroom environment is not perfect all the time, and not all the plants are well suited for the conditions found in a bathroom.
- Even though, there is plenty of warm, humid air during shower time, however the room gets much colder when left empty for hours, especially at night.
- Not all plants enjoy high humidity. Some plants prefer drier conditions and rot if kept constantly moist. And evergreens and several special plants may develop powdery mildew in high humidity.
- Many bathrooms are lack of sunlight, and don’t have windows at all. Do not give up if that is the case with your bathroom. Fluorescent bulbs provide plenty of light in wavelengths that plants can use.
Considering the above factors, here are suggestions for plants will do in average bathroom conditions (low light, high humidity, and temperature changes).
Snake plant is an easy growing plant that makes a nice alternative to hanging plants. Prefers bright light bu can handle less than ideal conditions. Avoid direct sunlight if possible. Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Many ferns make great houseplants. Most can handle the temperature fluctuations in a bathroom, and they love the humidity. Some can even be grown right in a shower stall, where they are regularly soaked.
Polka Dot Plant
If you want some color to dress up 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.
These old favorites work just as well in the bathroom as in any other room in your house because they’re low-maintenance. Peace lilies tolerate low light, but flower best with moderate to bright light. Let the soil dry between waterings.
Spider plants like growing in tight quarters, so do not use a container much larger than the root ball. They form little plantlets along their perimeter that can be cut off and grown on their own once roots are formed. These undemanding plants can handle bright light, but the leaves will scorch in full sun. They prefer relatively cool (but not cold) temperatures.