Plants That Thrive In The Bathroom


As a homeowner, when you’re looking for ways to spruce up your home, one great place to start is with plants. While many people keep plants in their living room or even the kitchen, did you know the bathroom is the perfect climate for certain varieties? Thanks to its naturally moist and humid nature, this part of a home is an ideal place for specific plants to thrive.

Here’s a look at a few bathroom-friendly plants to try:

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  1. Begonias: Have a bathroom with only fluorescent lighting? Get a beautiful begonia. Many varieties of this plant grow well in containers, even in unnatural lighting, and will enjoy the overall warmth and humidity of the bathroom environment. Remember these two tips: Avoid overwatering and skip tuberous varieties.
  2. Chinese evergreens: Also known as the aglaonema, the Chinese evergreen loves humid, warm and shady environments such as the bathroom. If your bathroom is especially low on light, look for a plant with dark leaves. With this kind of greenery, the darker the leaves, the less sun that’s needed.
  3. Snake plants: Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, the snake plant is a hardy, low-maintenance variety that is considered by many to be almost impossible to kill. It can be happy in many environments, but the bathroom is especially convenient. Thanks to the natural humidity in the air, you probably won’t even have to water the plant.
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For more ideas of plants that do well in bathrooms, take a look at the accompanying resource. It lists 10 varieties, including the three above, that will do well in any bathroom space.

Plants that Thrive in Bathrooms from ModernBathroom

Author bio: Erica Garland is Content Marketing Manager at Modern Bathroom and has 15-plus years of experience in the bathroom renovation industry. Modern Bathroom sells a variety of products you would need for any bathroom renovation project. With such a large selection of vanities, faucets, sinks, toilets and showers, Modern Bathroom is sure to have the perfect piece to give your bathroom an updated look.


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