The past couple of years greenery in the bathrooms has become a bigger trend than ever. It is a great way to freshen up your home with a splash of green, especially when you’ve chosen neutral colours, it can truly bring something else in that space.
Plants don’t only look great but they also make you feel great. They help to boost the oxygen level in your indoor space and clean the air. They also help to soften the look of a room, making it feel homely and totally livable.
However, it can be quite tricky choosing the right plant. You might choose a gorgeous plant but it might not suit your home. Conditions inside will vary from room to room, and even from house to house, so it’s important to work out what plants will thrive in your home.
Bathrooms are great for many types of plants. Of all the rooms in our homes, they tend to be the most humid and are often filled with light. Lots of indoors plants come from tropical places where it’s humid and sunny, although the light might be indirect or filtered by a tree canopy. Bathrooms typically hit the mark, being naturally humid, relatively warm from all those hot showers and bright with big windows or skylights. Plants feel right at home in these spaces.
Here are five plants to experiment with in your bathroom for that beautiful splash of green.
1. Spider plant
Spider plants are easy to propagate from cuttings and look fantastic in the bathroom with their characteristic striped foliage. These plants thrive in bright, indirect light but are extremely easy-going and can get by with medium light, too.
2. Swedish ivy
Swedish ivy is a classic houseplant and performs exceptionally well in bright, warm bathrooms. With gentle green scalloped leaves, it’s a particularly pretty addition to any home. Pop one on a shelf or in a hanging basket and watch it grow.
3. Phalaenopsis orchids
Flowering plants like Phalaenopsis orchids add colour and beauty to the indoors – and more often than not will outlive a bunch of flowers. Tropical orchids like these love warm, humid conditions, so if your bathroom has a heated floor and plenty of indirect light it could be the perfect plant in your space.
4. Mistletoe cactus
Mistletoe cactus come in an incredible number of shapes and sizes. As well as having immediate visual appeal, they prefer shaded conditions and don’t need much watering, making them a great, no-fuss option for the bathroom.
5. Carnivorous plants
Plants like the Venus flytrap, are native to subtropical wetlands, which is a good way to describe many a bathroom! Pitcher plants with their tubular ‘pitchers’, designed to trap insects, also work well in bright, humid conditions.