Plants add interest, texture, and color to your bathroom – they even purify the air. But the bathroom environment is not perfect all the time, and not all plants are well suited for the conditions found in a bathroom. This post will share with you some of the best houseplants for your bathroom.
Best Houseplants for Your Bathroom
1. Asparagus Fern
These plants are one of the fastest-growing, least demanding, and easy care house plants around. They appreciate higher humidity and grow best in bright indirect light making them a great choice for well-lit bathrooms. They can even be trained to cascade down from a hanging planter or grow vine-like up a pole.
These bright tropicals are in a family of plants that consists of thousands of different species. Though they vary in care depending on the specific species, most bromeliads grown as houseplants will have similar needs: Bright, filtered light, plenty of moisture in the air, and a temperate indoor climate. Most are prized for their incredibly colorful, variegated foliage and long-lasting color.
Growing bamboo in containers is a good way to control the plants, which can grow invasively when planted in the garden. But even confined in containers, bamboo plants can get large, requiring repotting every year or so. The clumping varieties will need repotting less often than those that run. Feed bamboo with a diluted fertilizer high in nitrogen weekly during the growing season, cutting back to monthly in the winter.
Many types of begonias grow well in containers, and they enjoy the warmth and humidity of a bathroom shelf. In particular, rex begonias (Begonia x rex), with their showy foliage, grow well indoors. Begonias like humid conditions but not water-logged soil, which can cause root rot. Begonias prized for their flowers need a bright spot in the bathroom, with some direct early morning sunlight. Begonias grown for their foliage need a bright location away from direct sunlight.
5. Donkey’s tail
This easy-care succulent native to Mexico features long, hanging stems of thick, blue-green leaves that overlap like the hair on a Donkey’s tail. The cascading stems mean this plant looks gorgeous in a hanging basket in any bathroom. This plant needs light, not much watering, and does well in basic humidity.
Orchids, though they can be a tad bit temperamental, are so worth the extra effort to grow in your bathroom; after all, they keep their gorgeous flowers for months on end. The damp, warm conditions in most bathrooms are a perfect environment for these pretty plants, which grow in bark instead of soil and prefer for that material to be damp but not wet.
7. Cast-iron plant
Called the cast-iron plant because it is so hard to kill, Aspidistra elatior makes for an excellent low-maintenance houseplant. A tropical plant growing 2 to 3 feet tall, this is one of the rare house plants that will tolerate near full shade. Variegated varieties need more light than solid green specimens. It also does not require high humidity, making it good for guest bathrooms that aren’t used often.
8. String of pearl
Another easy-care succulent, String Of Pearls unique seaweed-like beads trail over hanging baskets, creating an interesting focal point hanging in a bathroom. This drought-tolerant plant likes bright, indirect light and well-drained soil – like any succulent it won’t survive overwatering.
9. Golden Pothos
One of the most popular indoor vining plants is pothos or Epipremnum aureum. It comes in a variety of leaf sizes, colors, and variegations. As long as it stays out of direct sunlight and its soil doesn’t dry out, pothos is a low-maintenance beauty that is exceptionally pretty in a hanging basket or on a high shelf where it can trail to its heart’s content. Golden pothos can develop beautifully variegated leaves with streaks and flecks of gold among the green.
10. Chinese evergreen
Few plants are as forgiving and adaptable as the Chinese evergreen, comprising about 20 species within the Aglaonema genus. These large-leaved, tropical perennials will thrive even if you forget to water and feed it. While it loves humidity, it will also tolerate dry air, provided you keep it out of cold drafts, which can damage the leaves. It grows from 10 inches to 4 feet tall, depending on the variety; some cultivars (such as ‘Silver Queen’) have gray-green and even pink variegation.
In conclusion, these are the best houseplants for your bathroom you need to know.