It has been known for many years that the bathroom with its moist and steamy atmosphere is the ideal place to grow plants, but apparently this is now a modern trend. Of course plants do require some natural light from a window although some can manage with less than others. This article by Kathy Woodard which I found on The Garden Glove website describes several plants that are ideal for growing in the bath and shower.
So, you don?t have the greenest thumb in the world? Thats ok, because we know how you can create an easy oasis of plants right where they prefer to be! Bath & shower plants aren?t a new thing, but they are a new trend. How come? I think everyone is looking for ways to bring some serenity into their lives and their homes, and bringing plants into the bathroom lets you do both. (Regardless of how many you have killed in the past!) They add a high end spa feel to your bathroom, and who doesn?t want to feel like they are always on vacation at an upscale resort?
Bath & Shower Plants ? Our Picks
Most of these plants will tolerate low light, but none will tolerate ?no? light. So folks, if you don?t have any natural light coming into your bathroom at all, you may have to run to Ikea for a pot of their ?faux? options. But for most of us, even a small amount of natural light will give a home to one of these plants! Photo above are air plants (Tillandsia) loving every minute of their time in our shower nook!
This is a bird?s nest fern living in the tropical climate of our shower. We have a glass shower wall that has a window just beyond for light. This variety will do fine in lower light bathrooms however. It loves the humidity!
Succulents work well as bathroom plants as well, but they do need brighter light than some of our other picks. These are sitting on a window sill of a frosted pane of glass, and they love it!
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Feature photo: Marcia Prentice Photography