Top 7 Houseplants for in the bathroom

Bathroom plants Many houseplants need humidity in order to survive so your bathroom can be the ideal place for some. It’s especially good if your house is dry as some plants that struggle in other rooms of the house will enjoy the steam from your bathroom. From large pots with big foliage to smaller pots on shelves and hanging plants, take your pick from these top 7 houseplants for your bathroom.

 

1. Orchids (Dendrobiam or Phaleanopsis)

Orchids are not keen on the cold, so these are perfect for bathrooms where the temperature doesn't fluctuate too much or get too cold. Orchids need the humidity to survive. With numerous different varieties to choose from, you can pick just the right colour for your bathroom.

 

2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Considered one of the easiest houseplants to grow, Spider Plants can thrive in just about any room of the house, plus they easily produce little spider plants that can just be potted up. In the bathroom, they can be grown in pots but will look really lovely hanging in a macrame hanger.

 

3. Gardenia

The beautiful white flowers are worth it for this not so easy to grow houseplant. They really like humidity so if they are placed in a bathroom with bright but indirect light, they can thrive. Similar to many tropical plants they aren’t the easiest to grow but in the right place Gardenia’s look stunning.

 

4. Air plants (Tillandsia)

With so many to choose from and now being readily available, air plants are the ideal plant to grow in a bathroom. They don't even need potting! The roots absorb moisture from the air so the humidity will keep them growing. Scatter them or hang them, they are the easiest of houseplants.

 

5. Ferns

A collection of ferns altogether in a bathroom can give a woodland theme to the room and whilst ferns can struggle in dry, modern houses, the humidity produced from your shower or bath will keep these thriving. Try the Boston Fern or Asparagus Fern on your bathroom shelves.

 

6. Bromeliads

There are thousands of Bromeliad species, with various colours and care needs but most houseplant Bromeliads need the kind of environment you bathroom provides. Bright but indirect light, humidity and a warm room. The colours are a true blast of the tropics.

 

7. China Doll (Radermachera sinica)

The China Doll plant is known to be somewhat temperamental, but with a few care tips its glossy green leaves are a superb addition to any home. It’s not keen on draughts and needs some indirect light with humidity, so perfect for a bathroom.

 

If you are looking for some new plants to brighten up your bathroom, please come along and visit us or contact our team for advice! 

You might also be interested in:

Create a special something for Mother’s Day

The one day of the year we celebrate Mothers everywhere, will soon be here and it’s a day to recognise, appreciate and thank the special lady in our life. You could go for an exclusive meal or a girls day at the spa but nothing is more appreciated than a handmade gift for Mum. There is something special about the time and effort spent on a gift made at home and you won’t be short of ideas if you read on…

Read more...
Home trend: Geometric Shapes

Geometric shapes are a great way to help create bright and modern interiors. If used well, they can give a perfect balance with interesting fabrics and accessories, adding a harmonious touch to home interiors. The modern edges of geometry provide a contemporary touch and it’s becoming more popular all across the world. But how to use geometric shapes in your home and how do to involve plants in the design style? Have a read through these ideas to get you started! 

Read more...
What can we learn from Piet Oudolf?

There is a lot about planting and garden design that we can learn from Piet Oudolf, his romantic and naturalistic approach to planting large landscapes is special and different to many other designers, which is why he is so influential in the industry. His style can be replicated in any size garden with some tweaks here and there for size but the natural drama and colour he creates for all year interest is second to none. Take a look at some of his work in places such as The Millennium Garden at Pensthorpe Natural Park to Battery Park in New York, also the High Line in New York to County Cork Garden in Ireland. So what can we learn from Piet Oudolf?

Read more...
3 ways you can join Garden Re-leaf Day

Greenfingers Charity Garden Re-Leaf Day is a popular event which is held annually and helps to raise much-needed funds to transform the lives of children spending time in hospices across the country. The magical gardens created at these hospices bring much-needed respite and joy to children and their families lives. This year is the eighth Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March 2019 and there are many ways you can get involved from organising walks, cycling challenges along with quiz nights, raffles and cake sales. Here are a few ideas! 

Read more...
Source: Green Fingers Charity