An Expert’s Top Choices for Bathroom Houseplants

By Georgia Madden, Houzz

Plants are a beautiful addition to bathrooms. They bring a touch of nature into the space and give anyone who enters an immediate sense of calm and well-being — perfect for a room that’s all about cleansing and relaxation. Plus, they soften the lines of tiles and bathroom fixtures. Here, Richard Unsworth, garden designer and owner of the Sydney firm Garden Life, answers your questions about choosing a plant for your bathroom.

sink with plant
The Design Villa, original photo on Houzz

What should I look for? The bathroom’s moist environment is generally good for plants. But you should choose ones that can cope with the room’s wide temperature fluctuations — warm when someone is showering and cold when it’s left unused for several hours.

And since many bathrooms receive low levels of sunlight, plants should be able to cope with that too.

tub with plant
Alexandra Crafton, original photo on Houzz

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