October 25, 2020

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Bathroom Plants – 10 Best Plants For Bathroom

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Bathroom plants are now considered an essential bathroom accessory. Why? While it’s more than just an Instagram trend, aesthetically speaking, there’s nothing more stylish than luscious green plants either placed on a shelf or stool by the bathtub or hanging from a shower.

Bathrooms are actually great for certain plants to thrive in thanks to its warm and humid atmosphere. From Aloe Vera to Boston Fern, there are plenty of bathroom plants that will elevate your space and keep it bright and cheery.

‘With just a few additions, your bathroom can be transformed into a rainforest-inspired haven of calm, with your houseplants working hard to keep your bathroom steam and bacteria free,’ say the experts at online bathroom specialist, Victorian Plumbing.

While trailing plants such as Ivy and Heartleaf Philodendron would look great on ledges, you could also place bathroom plants on a ladder shelf and hang them with some ‘S’ shaped hooks.

And don’t forget to pick your plant pots carefully. They should be made from a porous material like terracotta and have a few drainage holes at the bottom. If your plant pot has a solid bottom, ensure it is placed in a pot with drainage holes first, then place on top of a dish or saucer inside the main pot.

Take a look at the best bathroom plants to consider buying below…

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Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

This brilliant bathroom plant — also known as the Mother-In-Law’s Tongue — thrives in high humidity. The long, vertical leaves are known to help filter toxins out of the air, and thanks to the steam from long, hot showers, it won’t need watering as much.

‘If you’re working with a small bathroom a snake plant is a great choice as the leaves grow up, rather than out so it won’t take up too much floor space. Be sure to dust the leaves on a regular basis so they can still soak up the light and moisture that your bathroom brings,’ explain the team at Victorian Plumbing.

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Tillandsia plants

With a unique appearance, the Tillandsia plant (which is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen) is perfect for having in the bathroom. As well as being incredibly low-maintenance, they also flourish in hot and humid conditions.

Taking nutrients from the air, light and water through tiny vessels in the leaves, these plants don’t need any soil at all which makes them incredibly easy to care for.

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Boston Fern

Fern plants also thrive in warm environments. Whether you’re looking for an on-trend in-the-shower plant or if you want a bathroom plant that you can have hanging from a shelf, this beautiful bushy species is worth getting your hands on. As they’re quite full and bushy, Boston Fern needs quite a bit of room to grow, so it’s perfect if you have a bit more space to play with.

The team add: ‘These are a great way to fill unused space and can even be fixed up next to your shower, meaning your thirsty fern will get watered each time you hop in.’

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Ivy

Looking for a fast-growing bathroom plant? Thanks to their moisture-loving leaves, Ivy plants are great air purifiers — and are brilliant for the bathroom.

Ivy’s beautiful trailing tendrils can be left to hang or clipped to encourage them to creep along a wall, shower curtain rod or even a door frame: ‘They grow really quickly, so you can start to make use of all that vertical space in your bathroom.’

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Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

The propagating spider plant is one of the most popular houseplants thanks to its air purifying qualities, arching leaves and quick-growing ability. While these are ideal for all around the home, they are excellent plants to consider in the bathroom.

‘Once they reach maturity, these clumpy, grassy plants will start to grow offshoots, which can be trimmed and propagated to create even more spider plants,’ the team explain.

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Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos plants are able to absorb water easily, which makes them ideal for a bathroom. These lush green trailing plants, also known as the Devil’s Ivy, thrives best in direct light and look great placed on a shelf.

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Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

The Peace Lily is native to tropical rainforests, making it an excellent plant to have growing in your bathroom (it also looks gorgeous, too). With deep, glossy green leaves and bright white flowers, it loves moisture and prefers to be kept in low light locations.

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Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)

With its beautiful heart-shaped leaves, Heartleaf Philodendron not only looks charming but can also help to cleanse the air. This plant is fast-growing and incredibly hardy so it’s ideal for beginners.

Top tip: ‘Keep a philodendron full and bushy by pinching back the growing tips, or allow the tips to grow out and trail over the sides of the pot.’

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant which has been used to treat health and skin conditions for years. It will thrive well on a bathroom shelf as it doesn’t need much water. If you are using it for its heath benefits, only snap off a small chunk of the leaf.

And similar to the spider plant, aloe vera produces ‘shoots’ which can be trimmed and propagated in soil to create brand new plants.

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