Nothing is more relaxing than unwinding with a hot bath or shower after a long day. We long for the warm steam and fresh aroma to fill the air and melt away the stress of the daily grind. Bathrooms not only create a tranquil at-home retreat but have perfect conditions for houseplants to thrive.
Adding a touch of greenery helps create a calming atmosphere to your bathroom decor and also improves air quality. You need to consider these three factors—low light, high humidity, and temperature swings—when choosing plants for a bathroom. To assist with creating your perfect plant haven, here is a shortlist of 5 bathroom plants.
Aloe Vera- Aloe barbadensis
As a bathroom plant, you can't go past Aloe Vera! As a medicinal plant to treat health and skin conditions this plant for years has been boosting its beauty benefits. It will thrive well on a bathroom shelf or window in bright, direct light and doesn't need much water. If you are using it for its health benefits, only slice a small chunk of the leaf and apply gel-like sap directly to the skin.
Bamboo- Bambusa Spp.
To create a spa feeling at home, Bamboo is a perfect addition to your bathroom. Perfect to grow in pots, this easy to care for plant is associated as a good luck Feng Shui plant, can tolerate indirect sunlight and is an excellent air purifier.
Boston fern- Nephrolepis exaltata
All favourite, Boston fern can handle the temperature fluctuations and humidity created in bathroom environments. They thrive in warm and wet conditions and grow lush sword-shaped, blue-green foliage. Ferns require room to grow so are best placed on a deep shelf, freestanding plant stand or hanging within your shower stall.
Bromeliads- Bromeliaceae genera
Looking to add a pop of colour to your bathroom? Bromeliads inject a splash of tropical vibe into your space with bursts of purple, red and orange colours. These colours dissolve into rich green foliage and some variations feature bands, stripes and spot patterns. Bromeliads draw moisture from the air rather than from soil making them an easy-care bathroom plant.
Weeping Fig- Ficus Benjamina
If you have the space for a small tree, weeping fig can be a stunning feature in your bathroom. Although it likes humidity, a weeping fig can be a bit particular. It does not like being overwatered, sitting in wet soil or sudden temperature changes but once it is positioned in its bright indirect light bathroom home, it will adapt to its conditions and thrive.
FUN FACT: The average person spends an estimated 813.3 days of their life in the bathroom, with men spending on average 85 more days in the bathroom than women!
Interested to find out more about Weeping Fig? You can read our blog post here.