7 Plants That Will Thrive in Your Bathroom

A bathroom full of plants that are thriving.

Houseplants bring more joy and color to our homes. They can brighten up our days and provide us with a hobby. Therefore, adding more plants to your home is a great idea. But where to place them, especially if you have a small place? The answer is: everywhere. Yes, you can add plants to any room of your home, including your bathroom. However, not every plant will prosper in such a humid environment, and it’s essential to know how to choose them. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of some of the plants that will thrive in your bathroom. Keep reading to find out what the most popular choices are.

  1. Orchids

Even though orchids are considered pretentious, they are not that hard to look after. Furthermore, they come in hundreds of species, many of which are ideal for growing in bathrooms. Some orchids are soil-planted, while others thrive in bark, but they all enjoy the moist, warm air in the bathroom. They don’t require much natural light and are very low-maintenance plants. In reality, you have to make sure that the roots are moist but not wet, and that’s it. You can have your beautiful blooming festival even if you don’t put a lot of effort into it. 

Orchids bloom for weeks, and their color varieties are spectacular. Popular colors are pink, red, purple, white, or mixed. Some varieties that thrive in bathrooms are Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, and Paphiopedilums. Also, the Moth orchid is a good choice if you want to start with a small plant that doesn’t require a lot of attention. 

A white orchid thriving in a bathroom.
Against popular beliefs, orchids are plants that can thrive in a bathroom.
  1. Ferns

Ferns have become popular houseplants because of their versatility and beautiful foliage. They come in a large variety, prefer warm surroundings, and don’t mind temperature fluctuations. Therefore, they are perfect for your bathroom, especially if you are an indoor gardening beginner. However, many types of ferns need room to grow. They like to spread their leaves and often become bushy. As a result, you will need some space in your bathroom for your fern plants to thrive. But, you can solve the problem by hanging them from the ceiling or placing them right in the shower. They will love receiving water with every shower you take. 

Boston ferns, bird’s nest ferns, asparagus ferns, and maidenhair ferns are popular for bathrooms. They come in light to dark green hues and reproduce through spores. 

  1. Peace Lily

These plants are native to tropical forests, so they are acclimated to the bathroom environment. Peace Lily plants have broad foliage and delicate white flowers. They survive without much light and appreciate the humidity in the bathroom. However, they do not enjoy long periods of dry soil, so make sure to water them regularly. Place them in well-drained pots in low light spots, and you will see the Lily thrive. And if you ever need to relocate, don’t forget to bring your lovely Lily with you. People frequently forget to bring their plants with them when they move, and as a result, they die or wind up in the garbage. As a result, it’s best to make an inventory of your belongings and put everything on paper. That way, you won’t leave anything important behind. 

A blooming peace lily.
If you want to add a bit of style to your bathroom, choose a peace lily. Its elegance will capture anyone’s attention and it’s one of the plants that will thrive in your bathroom.
  1. Bamboo

Bamboo plants can become invasive if planted in a garden. However, if you keep them in containers, you can control their size and growth. These are low-maintenance plants that require a vase, water, and indirect light. They can grow large and need repotting every year, but they are still easy to grow. You only need to give them liquid fertilizer once in a while and replace their water to prevent algae growth. Also, keep your bamboo out of the reach of pets, as they can lead to severe illnesses if ingested. 

  1. Spider plant

Spider plants are a popular type of houseplant due to their incredible capacity to filter the air. Furthermore, they are fast growers, enjoy a little humidity, and don’t mind shade. Spider plants can also last up to two weeks without water and tolerate cool but not cold temperatures. Mature plants produce star-shaped blooms that leave behind a new baby plant when they shed. Those young plants quickly develop their roots, making them ideal for transplanting and getting a new spider plant. However, because these plants grow so fast, you will need to learn how to clean them and keep their reproduction under control. Otherwise, your house will quickly get overrun with spider plants.

A spider plant and toiletries, representing plants that will thrive in your bathroom
Spider plants can thrive in a bathroom even if they don’t have direct light or lots of water.
  1. Snake plant

Snake plants, or mother-in-law’s tongue, are plants that thrive in your bathroom. They have long, vertically growing leaves that help them absorb moisture, so they don’t need much watering. They can grow from a few inches to four feet, and they will need a bit of support in the beginning. Therefore, if the leaves start to bend, tie them together to keep them growing upwards. Snake plants need little to no light, and if they are in a humid environment, they can live without water. However, if the soil looks very dry, you can water them. In addition, you might want to keep them out of reach of your kids and pets, as the leaves are mildly toxic if ingested. 

  1. Philodendron

This plant, especially the heart-shaped variety, is beautiful looking and a great air purifier. Philodendron is a tropical, fast-growing plant that requires little care. It can withstand dry conditions, but it prefers damp soil and loves humidity. It likes light, but not direct sunlight exposure. In addition, some varieties of Philodendron produce vines that can grow up to twenty feet long. Therefore, you can use them to decorate window stills, shelves, and even walls. Pinch back the growing tips of the bushy variety to keep the plant looking full. Or, just let it grow as it pleases, and you will have a booming Philodendron. 

Final words

Now that you know about the plants that will thrive in your bathroom, you can bring more of them into your home. You don’t need a lot of space, light, or water for them. Just make sure that you place them in a safe spot where kids and pets can’t reach them. In addition, don’t ignore them completely. Even if they are low-maintenance, they can still die. 

Author bio: Vanessa Mains is a writer and blogger who collaborates with Beltway Movers. She specializes in writing about business, technology, and relocation services. Vanessa enjoys gardening and cultivating plants in her spare time, and she enjoys teaching people about the benefits of gardening.

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