The bathroom is the ideal place to relax and release all your negative energy after a long day. Therefore, many people want to make it as natural as possible and there is nothing that can do better than a houseplant. It does not only bring a natural look but also purify the air and reduce toxically.
Although the bathroom has advantageous conditions for the thriving of the plant such as humid air, stable temperature and available water source in hand, it doesn’t mean that all kinds of plants can “live” well. You should consider the demand for light and the moisture of each plant before making your decision. Take a long, hard look at these plants below, you can easily find the one fit with your need.
1. Mother In Law Tongue
Also known as “snake plants,” “Saint George’s sword”. The snake plants have many unexpected benefits. It can considerably remove toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxide. Absorb and convert Carbon dioxide to Oxygen effectively in both day and night. On the other hand, it creates fresh air while adding a beautiful and comfortable touch to your space. Because of these incredible abilities, it was called a natural air purifier by NASA.
Another strong point that makes it stands out of the crowd is it doesn’t need as much maintenance as you think. These plants can thrive on neglect. It would be best if you water once a month and sometimes place it under the sunlight to prevent its leaves from turning yellow. If you are looking for a feng shui plant, the snake plant is good for you to begin.
2. Lucky Bamboo
Lucky bamboo isn’t bamboo at all. According to Wikipedia, it reaches a height of 100 cm (39 in) and has slightly twisted leaves of grey-green color, with a length of which is up to 23 cm (9 in). The stem is fleshy, which distinguishes it from bamboo. You can put it in any room which you like except for the bedroom. In the bathroom, it brings an aesthetic feeling and blows a breath of fresh air to your space. Placing lucky bamboo on the shelf over the toilet is the perfect choice to reduce the negative energies. You also can arrange it behind the toilet for the same purification purposes. To care for lucky bamboo, do not place it in direct sun or keep the water level too high. All you need is pebbles, rocks or glass chips, and enough water in a pot for it to take root.
3. Aloe Vera
It isn’t surprising to see aloe vera on this list; it has undoubtedly enough conditions to grow in a humid environment like the bathroom. Not only can it be used as a medicinal plant, food additive but also improve the landscape. It tolerates in low-water and low-light conditions. Whether you hang or place it on the floor, it supplies an impressive decoration perfectly. Besides, it is an ideal purifier, removing harmful agents known as VOCs from the air, producing abundant oxygen to make the atmosphere around be fresher and cleaner.
An orchid plant will compliment your design in good taste. It’s a tropical plant that can survive in warm temperatures, high humidity, high- water conditions. Thanks to the stream and heat from your shower, the bathroom is a great home for its growing adequately. Bring not only an eye-catching decorative idea but also a luxury spa feel. It absorbs carbon dioxide, produces abundant oxygen while getting rid of xylene from the surrounding environment during the night. Moreover, it boosts your mood, reduces stress, and increases your focus ability. Notably, the orchid’s bloom lasts for two to three months so that you can enjoy its beauty without hastiness.
5. Spider Plant
The spider plant is a win-win choice for both your health and your decoration. It can reduce harmful air pollutants such as formaldehyde, toluene, ozone, xylene, hydrocarbons, and pay back a fresh atmosphere. It’s friendly, non-toxic, and safe for your pet and your children. Easy to grow and care! All you need is place it under indirect sunlight, sprinkle a moderate amount of water during the spring and summer, but reducing in winter or the cold months (don’t overwater, or your plant is killed). It thrives on neglect, so take it easy!
6. Nerve Plant (Fittonia)
Look no further than a nerve plant to brighten up your bathroom. The leaves with veins in pink, white, and green on the surface make it outstanding and catch your eyes to look at. Like other houseplants, it can purify the air, remove toxic pollutants (formaldehyde, carbon monoxide), and discharger oxygen to the environment. It prefers humidity and cold temperature. However, flooding in water isn’t its hobby. You just need water when the soil becomes dry, or its leaves fade and fall down.
Prepare a small plant pot, hang or place it on the shelf then enjoy your work.
7. Cast-Iron Plant
If you don’t have a lot of time for your plants, a cast-iron plant is for you. It’s hard to kill and can tolerate in most conditions either low-light or low-water. This is the reason why it was chosen commonly to make up any space. For best result, select a plant pot that’s a couple of inches wider than the root system, keep water throughout spring and summer, and reduce the moisture in the winter. Besides, you can supply fertilizer to ensure that its growing season happens well.
8. Peace Lily
It would be a mistake not to mention peace lily in the houseplant’s list. It’s lovely, beautiful, and popular thanks to its low maintenance and glossy appearance. Also, it’s a super purifier that can absorb benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, and carbon monoxide effectively. Reduce the mold spores from the surrounding air to keep the wall clean and harmless.
If you want your peace lily plant to be lighter and bloom more, give it a lot of light. In the opposite case, a bit of light will make it less bloom.
9. Golden Pothos
There is no brainer to choose the golden pothos plant for your bathroom. It loves humidity, can thrive in low light conditions, stand in dry soil as well as in a pot of water. Generally, it can adapt to a variety of environments; one of them is the bathroom. You can create a rack or trellises to it clings or even let it free to make any “shape-style.” When the top of the soil is dry, you can sprinkle a bit of water to moisture. But don’t worry if you forget caring sometimes, it may thrive on neglect. Also, it absorbs air pollutants in a fantastic way. Purify the surrounding atmosphere, increase the humidity and more benefits.
10. Hedera Helix (Ivy)
Bring an elegant touch and tropical visual to your space with the Hedera Helix plant. Other than an ideal ornament, English Ivy also has many health benefits. It removes mold, and improves the air quality, creates a friendly environment to light up your mood. It’s better when placing it on the shelf, and it will climb as high as it can.
African violet potting mix is the perfect soil for it. Besides, watering evenly but not soggy combines with providing enough light to support its developing well.