The humidity level in the average home is often below 30 percent, yet most house plants, even desert dwellers such as cacti, prefer humidity levels of at least 40 percent. With these houseplants, your bathroom can be transformed into a rainforest-inspired haven of calm and bacteria-free.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is quite attractive, whether hanging or placed on the floor. It can survive in high or low light conditions, and is good at absorbing moisture. This makes it ideal for growing in the bathroom.
2. Peace Lily
With deep, glossy green leaves and bright white flowers, it loves moisture and prefers to be kept in low light locations. In fact, some have been known to thrive in rooms with no windows at all. Yellowing leaves indicate that the light is too strong, and brown leaves or streaks indicate scorching from direct sunlight.
3. Spider Plant
Spider plants like even moisture; they don’t like to be too dry or too wet. They are excellent plants to consider in the bathroom. They look especially good along the edge of a container or bed, as long as they are kept out of direct sunlight.
4. Snake Plant
One of the most low-maintenance plants you can grow, which makes it the perfect choice for a bathroom. The long, vertical leaves are known to help filter toxins out of the air, and thanks to the steam from long, hot showers, it won’t need watering as much.
5. Boston Fern
An evergreen perennial herbaceous plant, it can reach as high as 40–90 centimetres, and in extreme cases up to 1.5 metres. Most ferns do well in part shade or dappled sunlight, but there are many which will do well with quite a bit of sun, provided they get enough water. Shade loving ferns appreciate an organic, evenly moist, well drained soil.