The Best Plants to Grow in Your Shower
Using houseplants to add a bit of greenery to your bathroom isn’t anything new. But more recently, there’s a trend that takes it one step further: Growing plants directly inside the shower.
But it’s about more than making your shower into a spa-like sanctuary. Certain plants don’t just survive in the shower—they thrive in there, thanks to humidity levels higher than the rest of your home. Here are a few examples of plants that would be very happy residing in your shower.
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The best plants to grow in the shower
In addition to the humidity, don’t forget to take the amount of natural light in your shower into consideration. Even with the humidity, if a plant needs a lot of direct sunlight, and your shower isn’t near a window, your foliage won’t flourish.
Depending on the layout of your bathroom and shower, there are usually multiple places to keep plants, including on a windowsill, hanging from the shower head, or in a small container attached to a wall (including with suction cups).
With all that said, the following plants would appreciate the conditions in your shower:
Lady slippers orchid
Bird’s nest fern
Cast iron plant
Swiss cheese plant
Never never plant
Lemon button fern
China doll plant
Polka dot plant
Rabbit’s foot fern
Keeping plants in the shower not only makes watering them a breeze, but it allows you to spray them off regularly to remove dust and pests.
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