PhotoBesides your bedroom there is one other room in your house where you spend a great deal of time. Yes, your bathroom. It gets a great deal of traffic but it's a small space and if you don't want to spend the money on fancy tiles or an expensive sink, you might want to consider plants to brighten up the space and drop a little spring in when it's a little cold and gloomy outside. 

Most house plants purify the air, and I can't think of a better place to purify the air. Plants will work in a place where the lights are low and there is a lot of humidity, think rain forest. It would be ideal if you had one window that brought in a ton of sunlight. Obviously it will help your plants flourish, but if not you can grow with the low lights. It is not a problem. As a rule, south- and east-facing windows bring in the most light, while west- and north-pointing windows let in the least.

Make sure that your bathroom fixtures use fluorescent light bulbs  as fluorescents produce the wavelengths closest to the sun.

Where you place your plant will depend on the amount of light that gets into your bathroom. Generally a plant by the tub will do pretty well. Most bathroom plants will do well on a shelf or hanging from the ceiling. If your bathroom has a window, a window sill is good also.

If your bathroom is pretty small, try putting the plant on top of the toilet tank or the window sill. If you have a rather spacious bathroom, you might want to find a metal plant stand or a bookshelf even a side table.

Make sure you are aware which plants do well in bathrooms. The following are good starter plants:

  • ZZ Plant
  • Bamboo
  • Orchids
  • Spider plant
  • Jade plant
  • Philodenron

There are plants on the most wanted list because they are almost impossible to kill (some of these made both lists). They are:

  • Aloe
  • Jade 
  • philodendren
  • Jade plant
  • ZZ plant

Green plants brighten up a bathroom that is full of white. The green is just a fresh accent. You can always add color with flowering plants as well. Adding the plants to the bathroom will give your home the feel of a personal spa and just make it that much more inviting.


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