The modern bathroom is no longer a place just for personal hygiene. Modern man has made new, naturally higher demands on it and is constantly striving to transform this so important space into an oasis of relaxation and absolute relaxation. From bathroom design to equipment and room decoration, everything has to be stylish, cozy and very practical. There is a design element that is often underestimated Plants in the bathroom! That is precisely what we want to focus our attention on today. We’ll show you six of the best and most popular bathroom plants that grow and thrive well in high humidity and low light. The plants in the bathroom are small green highlights there and please the eyes and soul as soon as you enter this room. In addition, they ensure a significantly better indoor climate and thus contribute a lot to transforming your bathroom into a real oasis of well-being.
Before you start greening your bathroom, you need to assess the lighting conditions there. It is well known to all without light
no plant comes out. If you don’t have a window at all in the bathroom or if there is insufficient daylight, you have to think of artificial plant lighting and in this way create suitable conditions for the bathroom plants to thrive.
Here we have to say it right away: there is Bath plants, which also thrive in the dark and that is the cobbler palm and the single leaf.
Typical bath plants: the cobbler palm (Aspidistra)
Aspidistra elatior, we also call the Schusterplanze. It is still known as the butcher’s palm and is popular under the names of shield flower, shield scar or iron plant. But one thing is certain – this is a robust houseplant that also thrives in the dark corners of the bathroom. The cobbler palm is absolutely undemanding and easy to care for. Its magnificent green leaves reach a height of 50 to 70 cm and decorate every shady or partially shaded place in your four walls. It grows well in the bathroom because it doesn’t need a lot of water. When watering, however, you have to avoid waterlogging. The potting soil must have an acidic pH value (5.5-6.5) and the flower must be repotted every 4 to 5 years. Fertilize once every 2 weeks with palm fertilizer and enjoy the lush green leaves of the cobbler palm in the bathroom!
Typical bath plants: the single leaf (Spathiphyllum)
The mono-leaf (Spathiphyllum) can also thrive in a dark or poorly lit bathroom and even show its wonderful, very delicate white flowers. The Spathiphyllum hardly needs any light, which makes it ideal for dark bathrooms. It likes high humidity and is undoubtedly the perfect bath plant. The single leaf is also known under the names Scheidenblatt, Blattfahne, Friedenslilie. The single leaf grows up to 80 cm in height, has beautiful green leaves and white flowers. As already mentioned, the Spythiphyllum thrives wonderfully in shady locations, the direct sunlight is harmful for this flower. The single sheet is definitely easy to care for, also suitable for beginners. But there are over 50 – 60 Spathiphyllum species, which in principle come from the subtropical Pacific coast of America. The single leaf needs potting soil with an acidic pH value (5-6) and must be transplanted every spring until the leaves are 20 cm high. The high humidity in the bathroom is just right for this flower, of course you need to be careful with watering.
If you have a bright and warm, sun-drenched bathroom, we can recommend other bath plants. First in this list is the window leaf.
The window leaf (Monstera Deliciosa)
The Monstera Deliciosa or the window leaf is extremely easy to care for, the plant can grow 2.5 m high in good conditions. It needs a lot of daylight, but doesn’t like direct sun. The Monstera Deliciosa usually has gorgeous green leaves that can be up to 1 m long. This bath plant is resistant and despite the warmth and humidity in the bath. Water moderately and fertilize once every two weeks. Then you have a noble eye-catcher in the bathroom!
Guzmania is one of the most popular bath plants
If you want to bring a noble flair to the bathroom, you can get a Guzmania. This bath plant belongs to the bromeliad family and will undoubtedly decorate your bathroom with its glossy green leaves. But the most beautiful thing is the Guzmania flower, which looks really impressive. The petals are white, yellow, orange or reddish in color, very irritating, but unfortunately short-lived. This bath plant likes high temperatures and humidity, so it feels very comfortable in the bath. Water moderately, fertilize once every 14 days and protect against pests – these are the right care tips for the beautiful Guzmania in the bathroom!
Every time you enter a bathroom decorated with greenery, you will not only feel glad, but even happy. The greenery in the bathroom brings us in a good mood and gives us the perfect start to the day. The bath plants that do best for this are bow hemp and ivy. They are the classics when it comes to green plants for the bathroom!
The bow hemp (Sansevieria)
The Sansevieria is also known as bow hemp. It is a robust and very easy to care for plant. The Sansevieria is currently gaining new plus points. It needs little water, thrives well even in the shade, cleans the room air and brings a large dose of exoticism into the bathroom. It has one more important advantage, the bow hemp grows in height and is therefore very space-saving. It also fits in the small bathroom. Even multiplication shouldn’t be a problem. In addition, you do not need to repot the bow hemp, which makes this bath plant simply ideal for people who do not have a green thumb.
And the last bath plant that we want to introduce to you today is the efeutute.
The Efeutute (Epipremnum pinnatum)
An often seen roommate in the bathroom is the Efeutute. She likes a shady location where there is no direct sun. The plant originally comes from the Asian forests, but has long been very popular in Europe. It impresses with its beautifully shaped leaves, which are spotted white or light green. The Efeutute develops long shoots on which the green leaves grow. It looks gorgeous right on the bathroom floor, also on a shelf or on the window sill, and hanging from a hanging basket it is the absolute eye-catcher. Our tip is to spray the leaves with water often, which increases the humidity. This is good for this bath plant, because it always needs a moist substrate. However, water once a week, that’s totally enough. The efeutute is easy to care for, it just needs a little more space to grow. Ensure the right conditions and you will have a wonderful eye-catcher in your own bathroom!
Which bath plant did you like the most? Do you want to use it to decorate your own bathroom?
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