Because they’re warm, humid, and more like a greenhouse than any other room, having a couple plants in the bathroom always seems to be a good idea. But in the past, I’ve forgotten one crucial element – lighting. Some plants need direct sunlight to thrive. When choosing the best bathroom flora, keep in mind the following tips:
Many bathrooms have small windows, and some have none at all, which can be challenging when picking plants. Remember that even low light plants require some light to grow, which is why fluorescent light bulbs – which produce wavelengths plants need – are a good idea in the bathroom.
Humidity and Temperature
Hot running water from showers and baths can cause humidity and temperature levels to rise quickly – conditions which don’t suit many plants, although this explains why some tropical flora do great in bathrooms!
Space and Position
Bathrooms tend to be on the smaller side, so space for greenery is often limited. Large or tall plants don’t often work in bathrooms for this reason. A better option is to choose plants that can hang from the ceiling, or will trail down from a high shelf. The windowsill is another great location for bathroom plants, particularly as they can enjoy maximum light exposure here.
Taking those points into consideration, here are a few of the best bathroom plants to pick from:
1. Aloe Vera
4. Boston Fern
5. Cast Iron Plant
6. Chinese Evergreen
11. Peace Lily
14. Snake Plant
15. Spider Plant
16. ZZ Plant
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