Even the smallest bathroom has space for a decorative, air-purifying plant. A hanging basket filled with a spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) or Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) is ideal for hanging in the corner of bathroom.
Several other plants enjoy the low-light and humid growing conditions that a bathroom provides and the living greenery is easy to use as decor.
Read on to find out how to decorate a bathroom with indoor plants.
Use plants to fill in bare wall space and empty corners. Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) is a vine that will cascade over a hanging basket to fill in a corner and/or the vines can be secured and trained to grow along the wall. Heartleaf Philgdendron thrives in a room with low light and high humidity
Creeping fig (Ficus pumila) has long, trailing vine-like stems and grows well in the humid conditions of a bathroom. The creeping fig looks bushy in a hanging basket with foliage cascading over the pot.
In The Corner
An empty corner of the bathroom is a great place for a large plant that sits in the floor. The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) or Cast Iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) are easy-care, large houseplants that thrive in low-light and humidity.
Both plants will reach a mature height of around 3-feet (90cm) and produce white blooms in late summer.
Either of these plants will be ideal for decorating a seldom-used guest bathroom because they require minimal care and can tolerate neglect. If space permits, use one of these plants in the family bathroom as both plants are excellent at removing odors and purifying the air.
On The Shelf
If you have shelf space, a windowsill, or another type of flat surface in the bathroom consider using potted plants as decorative items.
Orchids (Orchidaceae) are graceful-looking plants that come in a wide range of bloom colors. These are easy-care plants that will produce blooms for several weeks.
Bamboo plants (Bambusa) are interesting plants that thrive in low-light, humid conditions. The container size will dictate the mature size of the bamboo plant. Use a small 4-6 inch (10 – 15 cm) container to keep the plant a suitable size for displaying on a shelf. If you want the plant to grow larger so it can be displayed in a corner, plant it in a larger 12-18 inch (30 – 45 cm) container.
Cascading plants like the Asparagus fern (asparagus densiflorus) are great for growing in a wall planter in the bathroom. This plant remains small and produces cascading stems that look like asparagus fronds.
Wall planters are great for decorative use in the bathroom to fill in empty wall space or inside a shower or tub enclosure.