If you are considering adding some plants to the bathroom and not sure which plant to choose. Then read this short guide on the most popular and beneficial bathroom plants.
Living bathroom plants (as opposed to artificial plants) are proven to improve the air quality within the room, reduce the moisture content which can reduce mould issues and also they have been reported to reduce bathroom bacteria levels. Living plants also brighten a space and can add colour and warmth to an often bland room, making it a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The perfect place for a peaceful soak in the bath or soothing shower.
Air plants are a low maintenance plant which is a cousin to the pineapple plant. They will absorb the water from the atmosphere therefore ideal for a steamy bathroom. They will also enjoy a quick dip in rain water (not tap water due to the chemicals added). A super cute size which is ideal for a smaller bathroom. Air plants grow without soil and are often placed in a shell or on driftwood to enhance the bathroom feel. With over 600 different species available there are plenty to choose from. The plant can product ‘pups’ which are offsets and can be transplanted to add to your collection.
Aloe Vera is a not only medicinal plant, which has been used to treat health and skin conditions for years. It is also a water absorber, great to help remove the steam and moisture in the air after a bath or shower, which can lead to mould developing. And to really earn its place on the bathroom window sill, this amazing plant also is an air purifier.
Small shoot will form on this plant, so again it will self propagate and you can pot these on for yourself or family and friends.
Snake Plants are an easy growing plant which can achieve a good height. The all green varieties, which require less sun, will work best is a bathroom where direct sunlight is uncommon.
The long, vertical leaves are known to help filter toxins out of the air and will also absorb water particles after your steamy bath or shower. So another win win plant for the bathroom
All varieties of Fern come from the forest floor so they are use to and will thrive in shade and moist conditions. These characteristics make them ideal choice for a bathroom plant as they don’t need direct sun and prefer shaded spots with humidity.
Their ever-green leaves will add so much colour to the bathroom as well as purifying the air.
English Ivy have moisture-loving leaves which are also a great air purifier. Therefore, the English Ivy is a brilliant plant choice for the bathroom. As a trailer plant, they can sit happily in a hanging basket and can be trained around a shower curtain rod or wall cabinet to make a really attractive feature. The bathroom conditions make for fast growing and healthy plants.
The spider plant is one of the most popular bathroom plants thanks to its air purifying qualities and according to greenmatters.com, NASA tested their ability to remove formaldehyde from a sealed plexiglass chamber, and found that spider plants were able to remove 95% of the substance within 24 hours. Amazing.
Their arching leaves and quick-growing ability make these ideal plant for all around the home, and they are particularly good to consider in the bathroom. They do not like direct light so a shadier bathroom is ideal for them.
Small offshoots will appear in time, which can be propagated to create more plants for around the house
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Deborah is an expert in bathroom basins and storage solutions, with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Since joining Clickbasin, Deborah has become an enthusiast for all things bathroom and a trusted authority on the topic.