Think your bathroom could use a touch of green? Try adding some plants! In addition to being a great element of decoration, some indoor plants can help improve the air quality and freshen up bathroom spaces. Not only that, having indoor plants around is said to help reduce stress levels and evoke feelings of calmness, which is definitely appropriate for this particular setting. Whether it’s for personal or business purposes, here are 10 plants that belong in your bathroom.
Before you choose your plants, there are a few things you will need to consider. First, what does your lighting look like? Do you have a lot of window light, or not very much? Second, how humid does it get in your bathroom? Do you have high humidity or low humidity in your bathroom? Is your bathroom cool, or does it tend to get really hot? Taking a look at these factors can help you determine the best kind of plant to choose, as well as the best placement.
Air Plants (Tillandsias)
Air plants are totally in! Besides the fact that there are hundreds of different varieties to choose from, air plants are really easy to care for. The bathroom is considered an ideal environment for these plants. They absorb humidity in the air and only require a little mist here and there. The gray or silver variety of air plants is the most popular because they require less water.
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum)
Peace lilies are ideal for most bathrooms because they grow best in warm, humid areas with minimal light. Although these pretty plants are easy to maintain, they do need to be adequately watered. They also need their unhealthy leaves trimmed from time to time.
Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)
Heartleaf Philodendrons do well with little light, a little humidity, and damp soil. One of the things that makes this plant so charming is its green, heart-shaped leaves. You can easily train its plant vines to wrap or run along edges and other things in your bathroom as well.
Neon Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
The bright green leaves of Neon Pothos are perfect for those who want to add some bright color to their bathroom. The vining plant is said to help purify the air from toxic and harmful chemicals. Neon Pothos is an easy-to-grow plant, and it must be watered twice a week. It is important to know that all Epipremnum varieties can be toxic to pets if ingested.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
This succulent plant is sometimes called “Mother-In-Law’s Tongue.” It has dark, pointy leaves, which look like snakes shooting upwards. Snake plants have a good reputation for being low maintenance. They only need a small amount of water, and some people say you don’t have to water them if you have high humidity in your bathroom. An important thing to keep in mind is that it requires free-draining soil -- otherwise your snake plant could rot quickly.
Orchids are gorgeously colorful when they flower, and they are one of those indoor plants that can grow without soil. They like a good amount of water, but not too much, and they thrive the best when near a well-lit windowsill.
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena braunii)
This lucky plant is a must for your bathroom! You can grow Lucky Bamboo in soil, or in water with just pebbles. It is not really bamboo at all, but it’s one my favorite indoor plants because it is easy to maintain and you can grow it straight or in twisted green stalks. Caution: Lucky bamboo leaves are mildly toxic, and should be kept out of reach so children or pets cannot ingest them.
Aloe Vera (Aloe)
This is another one of my favorite indoor plants. Not only can Aloe Vera be used to add an appealing look to bathrooms, but it can be used for medicinal purposes as well. There are many different varieties to choose from when it comes to this plant. This plant is easy to care for. Because it is usually found in the desert, it loves a lot of sun.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytumcomosum)
Spider plants are stylish looking, and they only need low light and low humidity. This makes them perfect for people with little window light in their bathrooms. Spider plants look elegant when they are hung from ceilings. You could also place them on a nice shelf or rack in your bathroom as well.
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
These might just be the best plants for your bathroom. They do best in environments that are cool, have high humidity, and indirect lighting. You can tell if your fern is not getting enough humidity because its leaves will turn a yellow color. Boston ferns need their soil wet at all times, otherwise they could perish.
These plants are just a few great options, but there are many other kinds of indoor plants you could choose to grow in your bathroom. Have fun, and be creative!