The Best Plants to Liven Up Your Bathroom
Bathrooms may seem like a tricky place to find a spot for a houseplant, but this room is actually perfect for some of our favorite kinds of plants. Because of the changing temperatures, humidity, and low light, the bathroom makes a lovely and comfortable environment for several tropical plants - plus, your bathroom could probably use a touch of color to liven it up! Below are five of our bathroom plant recommendations and a stress-relieving bonus idea.
  1. Aloe vera: Aloe vera is an easy-to-grow, tropical plant with a decent tolerance for temperature swings when grown as an indoor plant. Aloe vera is also handy to have around. The slime from the leaves can relieve the pain of minor scrapes and burns. It is considered a succulent, so it requires minimal care.
  2. Bamboo: Growing bamboo indoors is a good way to control it since it can become invasive when planted in a garden. But even confined to containers, bamboo can get large, requiring repotting every year or so. You’ll also want to feed your bamboo with a diluted fertilizer weekly during the growing season.
  3. Bromeliad: Bromeliads are a unique and beautiful plant as they produce long-lasting blooms in rooms where most house plants do not blossom at all. Bromeliads flower with pink or red blossoms in winter with the blooms lasting for several weeks. Bromeliads include dozens of species, many of which are air plants, drawing moisture from the air rather than from soil. These are suited to bask in the humidity of a bathroom, but be sure to run the bathroom exhaust fan to increase air circulation.
  4. Croton: Croton plants come in an assortment of colored foliage. These tropical, broadleaf evergreens grow slowly, but they can get up to 6 feet tall, so be sure there is plenty of growing space. Crotons need bright, but indirect light, and lots of humidity and moisture, although they do not like to sit in wet soil.
  5. Orchid: Many orchids are ideal for bathrooms that do not get too cold. Some species are planted in soil, while others are air plants that absorb moisture from the air. Orchids can bloom for weeks, and since they are smaller plants, you can cluster several together for a beautiful display.

Bonus - Eucalyptus: Hanging eucalyptus in your shower is the latest lifestyle trend that's surging into popularity. For anyone who's looking for an easy way to relax, this home-accessorizing trend might just be something you'll want to hop onto since it could transform your hurried, anxiety-inducing shower into something you actually look forward to. The idea is to hang the eucalyptus plant around your showerhead so that it's not directly beneath the water. The steam of the shower will trigger a release of essential oils from the plant, which will make your shower smell absolutely lovely and make you feel amazing, both psychologically and physically.

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