The Worst Plants For Your Bathroom
These are the plants you should NEVER place in your bathroom
A humid and moist environment means that bathrooms can be the ideal place for a plant as conditions resemble those of a rainforest, but many are making the mistake of choosing plants that can’t survive in this setting.
With more time spent in our homes, house plants are becoming increasingly popular with a 79% increase in interest compared to the same time last year, according to Google trends.
Because of this, we looked at the plants that you should never place in a bathroom, and found that those needing sunlight to survive and regular attention are no-goes.
Working with specialists at online marketplace HeyPlants for independent plant sellers, we have named 10 of the worst plants you can have in your bathroom.
Plant expert at Bloom and Wild, Kiera Kay recommends “When choosing plants for your bathroom, look for the type that like to tolerate shade or low/medium light, higher humidity and warm temperatures. Take care to keep the soil on the slightly drier side to counter the humid environment and avoid over-watering.”
“Stay away from succulents, fruiting plants, Jade and Hibiscus as plants like these don’t thrive in the typically warmer and less sunlit bathroom environment.”
“Fluctuations in temperature and humidity means the bathroom can be a no-go zone for certain plants. The question to ask yourself is, ‘what region is this plant originally from?’.”
“If it’s not native to a tropical region it may not survive well in humid conditions. If you’re thinking about plants for the bathroom – cacti and succulents should be toward the bottom of your list.”
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Never Place These Plants In A Bathroom
Placing plants in your bathroom can provide multiple benefits, both for the air quality and interior style of the room.
It is vital to work out the conditions you have in the bathroom though and how well you will be able to look after a plant before deciding what to place here – get it wrong and you risk creating a plant graveyard!
Humidity and low light can be very damaging so double check your plant’s preferences before choosing its spot.
Let us know which plants you have found to be big bathroom losers, in the comments below!
And happy bathroom gardening!
John loves reading design blogs and bringing those ideas to the Big Bathroom Shop Inspiration pages. When he isn’t reading or writing copy, you’ll find him reaching out to industry experts to get all of the latest bathroom news.