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Plants that Thrive in the Bathroom

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The bathroom is undoubtedly the most humid room in the house and many bathrooms are short on natural light. When someone takes a long, hot shower, for example, the conditions simulate the moisture and heat of a tropical rainforest. This is an environment that certain plants will love. Unfortunately, that doesn’t include succulents and cacti.


If your bathroom doesn’t have a window it will be hard to maintain any plant there on the long-term, unless you use grow lights.

Plants That Love the Rainforest

When you’re shopping for bathroom plants, you should focus on types that flourish in tropical settings. From rainforest flowers such as orchids to steam-absorbing greenery such as philodendrons, there are a lot of beautiful possibilities. Light conditions also figure into the equation. If your bath is low on natural light, you might want to choose a Chinese evergreen, which likes low to medium light levels and enjoys warm, humid spaces, or colorful begonias, which thrive in fluorescent light. English ivy is another low-light possibility — and it also will help purify the air in your bathroom.

If you’re considering the possibilities for plants in your bathroom, the below inforgraphic is a great place to find more information. It details the reasons why plants are beneficial in the bathroom, as well as the types of plants that are good picks for this space. Check it out and get inspired about adding a little greenery and life to your bathroom!

About the author

Erica Garland is Content Marketing Manager at Modern Bathroom and has 15 years of experience in the bathroom renovation industry. Modern Bathroom sells a variety of products you would need for any bathroom renovation project. With such a large selection of vanities, faucets, sinks, toilets and showers, Modern Bathroom is sure to have the perfect piece to give your bathroom an updated look.


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