Are you are looking to spruce up your bathroom with some plants that require minimal effort? If so, I have the perfect list for you! These plants need little upkeep to thrive in the highly humid and damp space that is your bathroom. Here are some parameters to keep in mind as you begin incorporating some new and fun plant decor your space.
The key ingredients to maintaining healthy plants are lighting, humidity, temperature, space and position. Even indoor plants require some light to grow, which is why fluorescent light bulbs – which produce the wavelengths plants need – are a good idea in the bathroom. They also need to be on the smaller side to make sure that they grow properly. It is also best to choose a tropical flower or plant due to the humidity emitted from showers, the Planet Natural Research Center states.
1. Aloe Vera
Like cacti, aloe plants or succulents do best in dry conditions. Aloe plants should not be watered too often and have to be planted in some sort of soil or sand with plenty of drainage holes, according to GardeningKnowHow.com.
Lucky bamboo needs limited light to grow. That’s why a bathroom is the perfect setting!
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Sunset Magazine states that these flowers do well indoors. To bloom appropriately, they need deep shade, ordinary potting soil and water with the top inch or so of the soil kept dry. Feed them a balanced liquid fertilizer diet once a month, and they are sure to brighten up any bathroom.
4. Boston Fern
Boston Ferns are some of the more popular choices for houseplants. You will often find ferns in homes hanging from a basket, but they also work surprisingly well in a bathroom. Care tips include making sure the plant is in a cool place with high humidity and indirect light.
5. Chinese Evergreen
Chinese Evergreen plants are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and New Guinea. These are some of the easiest plants to care for because they are so low maintenance. This plant can tolerate poor light, dry air and drought, which makes it perfect for bathroom decor.
These plants can reach up to a height of four to five feet, so be sure you have enough room in your bathroom for them before you make a commitment! The biggest problem with these plants is too much moisture, so be sure to keep the plant well-drained.
Dracaena plants grow as tall as 6 to 10 feet, so preserving growth control by shaving the dead leaves off the older plants is essential. This will allow new growth. Also, make sure to not over-moisten the plant, as that can cause it not to grow properly.
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