One of the most common questions we are asked is 'what plants can I put in my bathroom?' The answer is; that depends!
Unfortunately if you do not have a window even the low light plants will not thrive & will slowly die. Plants need sunlight to photosynthesis & putting them in a room with no natural light doesn't allow them to do that.
If you have a small window & worry there isn't enough bright indirect light you can switch out your light bulbs with grow bulbs for that extra boost especially during the winter months where we don't have a lot of sunlight. (This works for none bathroom plants too for that extra boost of UV)
If you're one of the lucky ones with a window there is a long list of plants you can put in your bathroom. One thing to keep in mind while choosing a plant is how often you use the bathroom. If you bathe in there daily a high humidity plant is a good option. While some people do have dessert plants in their bathroom you have to be mindful of how much water you are giving those plants as the high humidity will not allow the soil to dry out as quickly. This can lead to over watering & root rot with plants that prefer to dry out completely between watering.
Another thing to keep in mind while choosing a plant is how much sun they will be getting. If you decide to get a high humidity plant like a fern they can burn quite easily if getting direct sun especially in our hot Alberta summers. You may have to move that plant around throughout the year to avoid direct sun.
Now that we have the basics out of the way we'll list some of our favourite plants for bathrooms.
- Peace Lilies
- Prayer Plants
- Tradescantia Zebrina
- Spider Plants
- Arrowhead Plant
- Nerve Plant
- Anthurium (Flamingo Flower)
- English Ivy
- Chinese Evergreen
If you have pets or young kids in the bathroom often we do suggest you find a non-toxic plant or have it our of reach of furry friends & curious minds.
Feel free to reach out & well help you find the perfect plant for you & your bathroom.