A dream bathroom isn’t quite complete without a lovely touch of live greenery. Many houseplants thrive in the moist, humid environment of a full bathroom, and they make a stunning statement when placed atop bathroom vanities or in otherwise empty corners. Here is a list of plants to grow in your bathroom, from the subtlety sweet to the totally tropical.
These beautiful blooms have a bad rap because they are notoriously difficult to grow. While temperamental, Orchids are also tropical and can thrive in a damp bathroom. Lower-maintenance varieties include Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, and Paphiopedilums, according to Better Homes and Gardens, and can do exceptionally well when placed on bathroom vanities near bright, filtered light from nearby windows.
This compact, tropical plant is perfect for small bathroom vanities and tight spaces, such as an open shelf above the toilet or the corner edge of a garden tub. It does not like direct sunlight and does not need much water, but it does love a warm and steamy environment. Although small in size, Peperomia is big on style, with thick, spoon-shaped leaves. You’ll find it in a variety of colors and variegations.
This pretty, trailing plant comes in several varieties, from Golden Pothos to variegated shades of green. Pothos is easy to care for and doesn’t need much sun, making it a popular plant to include in a dream bathroom — no green thumb needed. Since it is toxic, be sure to place your Pothos high on an open shelf or tall cabinet.
Philodendron is another trailing plant that requires little care. Known for having a gorgeous mass of heart-shaped leaved, it does not need much water, and can thrive in a low-light, humid bathroom. Like Pothos, it is toxic, so be sure to place your Philodendron out of reach of children and animals.
This hardy, no-fuss plant can tolerate any amount of light, from full sun to shade. It also doesn’t need much water when kept in a humid bathroom. Snake Plant has long, upright foliage and can grow fairly tall, making it a nice addition to an empty corner in a master bath. However, keep in mind that it is mildly toxic to people and pets.
This popular houseplant features slender, arching foliage and adorable baby shoots that can be cut and propagated. Often seen in hanging baskets, the Spider Plant prefers the low light and high humid conditions found in a bathroom. It is also considered one of the best air-purifying plants, according to the famous NASA Clean Air Study, making the Spider Plant a welcome addition to a dream bathroom.
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