Plants for Your Bathroom

Date Published: 24 October 2019

Fake is fine but a real plant can be a great addition to your bathroom. They not only add texture and decoration, but adding a plant to your bathroom can also improve the quality of the air in your home.

Many people shy away from real plants fearing the maintenance that might be involved in caring for them – i.e watering them!  However, many plants are actually very easy to care for, and some can even tolerate a bit of neglect.

Typically, a bathroom is a warm, humid place and for some plants this is the ideal environment in which to thrive.

Aloe Vera

An Aloe Vera is an easy to grow succulent that can survive even the blackest thumb.  It’s structured, spiky leaves make it an architecturally pleasing plant, especially when paired against a white background.  An aloe vera plant is also handy to have in your home as the juice from the leaves can soothe minor burns.

Spider Plant

A household stable in the 70’s and 80’s, you might remember baby spider plants cascading out of the pot!  Another plant which is greatly suited to bathrooms as tt needs little light and loves the moisture from steamy baths and showers.  Tests called out by NASA in their Clean Air Study, also found that the spider plant removes toxic agents formaldehyde, xylene and toulene from the air.i

Asparagus Fern

Light and airy, the Asparagus Fern is ideal for turning your bathroom into a botanical sanctuary.  It enjoys a shady spot and is perfectly suited to the humid temperatures of bathrooms.

Snake Plant

Anyone who follows Interior Design accounts on Instagram will be familiar with the beautiful Snake Plant and its tall, structured leaves.  Another plant that even the blackest of thumbs would have trouble killing, it’s happy to live out of direct sunlight and survives with little or no watering.

It goes without saying that you shouldn’t eat any of these plants, and if you have pets or kids please check to make sure that any plant that you bring into your home will not be harmful to them.

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