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Plants improve both the decor and the air quality of your bathroom, making it a more pleasant space for anybody using it. And, bathrooms are typically the perfect environment for plants; they tend to be warm and humid and have plenty of water to hand to irrigate the plant.
However, it’s important to choose wisely if you want to bring some of the outdoors into your bathroom. The bathroom environment isn’t perfect for plants all of the time, and not all plants are suitable for this room. Light, humidity, and temperature levels need to be carefully considered.
Here are some plants that we’d suggest getting for your bathroom.
This is an easy-grow, easy-care perennial that can usually tolerate temperature swings like those in the bathroom. And, it’s a useful plant to have around; the juice found in the leaves can be used to relieve the pain from sunburn, minor burns, and scrapes.
This succulent is an ideal plant choice for anybody who wants to dedicate as little time as possible to house plant maintenance because it requires minimal care. When grown indoors, it requires a lot of bright indirect lighting and rarely grows over two feet high when potted.
Bamboo is an excellent plant to use if you want to overhaul your bathroom on a budget. It can make your bathroom feel like an upmarket spa. Of course, you also need to take care of your fixtures and fittings, so check out the best way to take care of your bathtub if you want to give your bathroom a spa makeover.
Bamboo can grow invasively when outdoors, so growing it in containers can be a good way to control it. But bear in mind that bamboo can still grow quite large and may need to be re-potted. You should feed it weekly in the summer and monthly in the winter with diluted fertilizer.
If you’d like to add some color as well as greenery to your bathroom, Bromeliads are the perfect option. They are unusual in that they produce long-lasting, vibrant blooms in locations where most house plants will not blossom at all. In the winter, they flower with red or pink blossoms that last for several weeks.
They’re ideally suited to the humidity of a bathroom, but they also require good air circulation, which can be provided by simply running your bathroom’s extractor fan for a few hours each day.
If you’re looking for an easy houseplant, there are very few that are as adaptable as the Chinese Evergreen. These tropical, large-leaved perennials will thrive even if you forget to water and feed them sometimes.
These do best in humid environments but are also fine in dry air – as long as you keep it away from cold drafts, which can cause damage to the leaves. It grows to around 1-2 feet tall with lush dark green leaves.
Adding house plants to your bathroom is an excellent way to boost the air quality and improve the overall look and feel of the room. Which house plant will you choose? We’d love to hear from you.