If you didn’t already know, shower plants are a thing.
And a recent study shows that they’re surprisingly beneficial to our physical and mental well-being. Having plants around us increases energy, boosts attention span and concentration, and encourages positive emotions.
But do you know what doesn’t promote any of those things? Dead plants.
Some plants can grow no matter what you put them through.
Like its namesake, the cast iron plant is nearly indestructible, “boasting high tolerance to extreme heat, low light, lack of water, and even poor soil conditions.” And the snake plant (shown) “is one that almost thrives on neglect and tolerates pretty much any condition you throw it in.”
As a bonus, snake plants are one of the most effective air purifying houseplants.
Plants that thrive in warm, steamy conditions with indirect light are a natural choice for bathrooms.
The peace lily is one humidity-loving plant that works well in the bath. “This plant also blooms beautiful flowers that will add a bit of elegance to your bathroom.” Orchids (pictured) are another good choice. It’s the perfect environment, “and their beautiful flowers are a great way to add a pop of color to a lackluster bathroom.”
Happy, Easy Plants
Some plants are just agreeable, and simple for even beginners to grow. Those same plants are ideally suited for the bathroom.
Lucky bamboo is one of the easiest. As long as it has indirect lighting, it “can even be grown in a simple container of water.” Spider plants are another popular, easy-to-care-for choice. And like the snake plant, they’re great at cleaning the air in your home.
Another good choice is the pothos (shown). Pothos is a climbing plant that loves a warm room and indirect lighting. They can be placed on a surface or hung, and will drape and vine as they grow.
Pothos will also root readily from cuttings, meaning if you want to propagate this plant throughout your home, simply snip a stem to include 3-5 nodes (points where roots and leaves grow) and you can place the vine in nothing more than a container water with a bit of fertilizer.
Have a plant that loves it in the bathroom? Let us know in the comments!