Wondering what plant is best for that empty spot in your bathroom? To help you decide we have put together a definitive list of the best plants for bathrooms, including some tips and ideas to add a little greenery to your decór and bring some new life to your home.
Pothos (also known as Devil’s Ivy) is one of the easiest houseplants to grow, even if you are a person who forgets to water your plants. It does well in bright indirect light as well as low light so there is no need to place them right next to a window. Pothos can be grown in hanging baskets or set on a high shelf where the vines can cascade down, looking absolutely stunning. Additionally, its green and yellow leaves will be a great accent for your bathroom − especially if you have white wall tiles like the ones in the picture below.
2. Spider plant
The Spider plant is also one of the plants suitable for bathrooms, as it only needs to be water once or twice a week. Place it in front of a window with medium light, preferably in a relatively cool spot, if you want it to grow at its best. The Spider plant is suitable for any interior décor, adding a touch of green to any home’s style. For bohemian bathrooms, it lends itself to a jungle vibe, while in a minimalist bathroom, its simple greenery adds a natural and refreshing look.
The Orchid is synonymous with elegance and refinement due to its delicate nature and sweet smell. Orchids are native to tropical climates and can survive in places with low light and high humidity, making them ideal bathroom plants. Additionally, the flowers’ compact nature makes them perfect for small bathrooms.
And how to maintain Orchid in the bathroom? Be sure that you water (but don’t overwater) it: once a week is normally sufficient to keep your plant healthy and thriving. Keep it in indirect light near a southern window, fertilise it at least once a month, and repot it every 18-24 months or if you notice overgrowth in the roots.
4. Asparagus Fern
Asparagus Fern also loves the humidity of a bathroom and it does well in either moderate or bright light, so a spot by a window is best (as you can see in the following picture). It is generally grown as a decorative plant in terracotta pots and macrame hanging planters and gives a fresh and tropical look to any space. Note: it combines perfectly well with Moroccan tiles, especially those with a vintage feel. This combination will make your bathroom stand out from the rest, turning it into a much more enjoyable, stylish and appealing space.
5. Chinese Money Plant
Pilea Peperomioides, also called Chinese Money Plant or pancake plant, is well known for its cute bright green, coin-shaped leaves and is frequently featured in Scandinavian and Japandi homes. It’s playful, very pleasing to the eye, and fairly easy to care for. Light-wise, the best situation for a Chinese Money Plant is bright light but with no direct sunlight. When it comes to watering, it is best to wait until the soil is dry on its surface as too much moisture will lead to rot.
6. Parlor Palm
Bringing the tropics indoor has never been easier than with the addition of a Parlor Palm. While many types of palms don’t grow well indoors, Parlor Palms thrive and are considered low-maintenance and hardy houseplants. However, like many tropical houseplants, they need above-average humidity and bright indirect light to do their best, so are perfectly suited to rooms where moisture and spills are common, such as the bathroom. Combine a Parlor Palm with wood effect wall tiles to achieve a spa-like feel that will bring calm and relaxation to your home.
7. String of Hearts
Ceropegia Woodii (nick-named String of Hearts due to its beautiful heart-shaped leaves) is a trailing house plant with romance and charm, a real beauty that easily matches with any interior décor. Like Pothos and Asparagus Fern, it can grow both in pots and hanging baskets and the best thing to do is to let this plant dry in between waterings, giving it very bright light with no direct sun.
8. Boston Fern
Boston Ferns (Nephrolepis Exaltata) are popular houseplants for their attractive foliage that cascade down. For that reason, they are typically grown in a hanging basket or on a shelf. Boston ferns love humidity, which makes them good plants for bathrooms. Keep it moist at the root and provide your fern with indirect, filtered sunlight to let it grow nice and dense.