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Make your Bathroom Green with 10 Plants that Thrive in Humid & Dim Spaces

Every room in the house deserves to be filled with lush greenery, but finding a plant that thrives in the bathroom can be a challenge. Only a few types of houseplants can thrive under conditions of low light, high humidity, and high temperatures.

So let’s look at the top options for bathroom plants, shall we?

1. The Lucky Bamboo

The Lucky Bamboo

Garden centres, supermarkets, dollar stores, convenience stores, vehicle washes, and gas stations, to name a few, all carry this low-cost option. Growing it is a cinch, and it thrives in a low-light environment.

The lucky bamboo plant, Dracaena sanderiana, may be grown without any soil at all. All you need to do is pick up a few stems, bring the container home, and add filtered water and stones or marbles to start growing your own. Mold growth can be prevented by changing the water on a weekly basis.

Trimming it periodically or placing it in an area that hinders its growth can help you control the size of this fast-growing plant. As an example, a shelf could be hung over it.

2. Ferns

Ferns

True ferns thrive in bathrooms because of the dim lighting. There’s also the “asparagus foxtail fern,” which, while not technically a fern, got its name from its distinctive appearance. While a window provides the best indirect natural light, an all-in-one LED grow light can also be used.

Even while ferns make excellent shower plants, they require frequent watering and misting in order to thrive in the high humidity of the bathroom. Keep an eye on the soil’s moisture level and don’t let it get too wet.

3. Cast Iron Plant

Cast Iron Plant

If you have a reputation for killing plants, the cast iron plant, also known as Aspidistra elatior, is an ideal choice for you. This plant prefers low light conditions and can withstand a lack of watering. A temperature range of 50° to 85° Fahrenheit is not a problem for it.

Consistent temperatures are appreciated by all living creatures.
Keep aspidistra in an area with indirect sunlight and water it thoroughly when the soil is bone dry to ensure a healthy plant.

Keep the long, spear-like leaves clean by wiping them with a moist cloth from time to time. Provide artificial lighting if your bathroom does not have a window.

4. Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen

It has huge, variegated leaves with white or pink markings on the Aglaonema, which is a lush, green flowering shrub. These plants are popular at malls and offices because they are hardy and gorgeous, as well as prefer a controlled indoor atmosphere. With its tropical roots, it’s great for your bathroom.

5. Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia

Unlike the Chinese Evergreen and the Aspidistra plant, the “Dumb Cane” is significantly larger. As long as a foot, its leaves can be.

For Dieffenbachia to flourish, it necessitates a steady supply of bright indirect light. Thus, it’s important to keep it out of direct sunlight. It also prefers high levels of humidity and soil that stays continuously moist while yet being well-drained.

Having a large, windowless bathroom and wanting to give the appearance of being in a bright, tropical setting? This plant would work wonders!

6. Dracaena

dracaena dragon plant bathroom

More than forty variants of the “Dragon Plant” are available. Leaf widths range from extremely thin to a couple of inches wide, depending on the species.

Available in solid green, greenish-maroon, and variegated colorations. Trunk-like stalks sprout the leafy fronds.

This plant is a real workhorse as an air filtering plant for bathrooms. When exposed to bright sunlight, it will burn. It favors artificial light over natural light.

Because of the high humidity levels, this low-maintenance plant thrives in bathrooms.

7. Philodendron

Philodendron

The “philo” is available in a variety of sizes and shapes. Large and small tropical plants with glossy green, variegated, and even maroon-colored foliage require medium light and moderate maintenance.

Often referred to as Monstera because of its split-leaf variation. The heart-shaped leaf of the heartleaf philodendron has long been a favorite among gardeners.

Artificial lighting is the greatest option for all philodendron species since it provides constant, moderate illumination. They also require a constant temperature of 75° to 85° Fahrenheit, so plan to keep your bathroom in that range.

8. Snake Plant / Mother-in-law Tongue

Mother-in-law Tongue

Indirect lighting of all intensities, from dim to bright, is ideal for growing the snake plant. Fluorescent or grow lights will also work extremely nicely with it. Most humidity levels are OK, and it just has to be watered once or twice a week. This is a popular choice for bathroom decor.

9. ZZ Tree

ZZ Tree

When the top inch of the soil is completely dry, water ZZ thoroughly to help it thrive in the drought. If you do forget and it starts to drop leaves, give it a good watering and it will bounce back.

ZZ’s leaves are thick, glossy, and dark green, and they grow on long fronds. It’s a two-foot-tall plant with a striking appearance.

10. The Radiator, or Peperomia Plant

Peperomia obtusifolia

For decades, the little houseplant Peperomia, which contains over a thousand kinds, has been popular. Only a small percentage of the available species are cultivated for their edible qualities.

Peperomia obtusifolia is one of the most popular species, with numerous sports and cultivars (baby rubber plant). Peperomias, often known as the “baby rubber plant,” look great in the bathroom and are easy to take care of and maintain.

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