Buying Plants for Bathroom in India?
FAQs for buying Plants for Bathroom in India
How do I choose plants for my bathroom?
There are certain things you should consider when buying plants for bathroom in India. All plants need a few basic things to survive on, like water, nutrition, light and air. Read below to know what are some key factors that determine the type of plants you should buy for your bathroom.
1. Space: Consider how big or small your bathroom is to know the size of plants that you should look at. For the more spacious bathrooms, you could look at large plants, either placed on a stand or potted in tall planters. These large plants could be placed in a corner in your bathroom or by the side of your bathtub against the wall. For the smaller bathrooms, you can consider smaller plants in 4 to 6 inch pots, placed either by the side of your basin or on shelves. You can also consider hanging plants that require no floor space.
2. Light The next important thing to look at is the amount of natural light that your bathroom gets. Natural light is important for plants, and a window makes a huge difference to what type of plants you can buy for your bathroom. Most of the plants that we suggest require bright indirect sunlight, and some plants can sustain even very low light conditions.
3. Water: Most of the plants that you can keep in your bathroom would require good amount of humidity. Thus taking long showers only benefit the plants. Think of tropical climates where these plants get good rainfall, and typically have very humid conditions throughout the year. That is their natural habitat. Thus humidity is a big plus. For the actual soil water requirement of plants, you should consider plants that can be watered daily as well as watered every once in a while. The hardier the plants, better for the bathroom. You can also grow certain plants in water, which means you will not need to water the plants regularly, rather just fill the vase with water every 4 to 5 days.
Keeping these things in mind, it ultimately boils down to your taste. Think whether you are a maximalist or a minimalist. Do you want a lot of greens in your bathroom or are you looking to add colors to your bathroom by adding the right plants. If you feel confused, reach out to us and let us help you visualize your space with the best plants.
Which plants are best suited for bathrooms?
Without much ado, let's jump right into the list of plants that you can immediately buy for your bathrooms:
1. Pothos: The evergreen money plant or Pothos is the friendliest bathroom plant that you can pick right away. Pothos can be planted in small 4 inch to 6 inch pots, and have a tendency to grow really fast brightening your space with their waxy leaves. If you would like to restrict their growth, then Pothos can also be planted in water directly by placing them in a vase filled with water. This arrangement is also a great gifting option as it requires extremely less care and is considered a very lucky plant.
2. Calathea: Calatheas, commonly known as prayer plant, hail from tropical Americas. Their love for humidity clubbed with low light requirements make them excellent plants for your bathrooms. They thrive well in Indian climate, and can be potted in 5 to 6 inch pots. Certain varieties can add that burgundy to your bathroom, though the best variety to add is Calathea "Freddie" as it is more tolerant to low light conditions.
3. Snake Plant: The next plant in our list of best plants for bathroom in India is the hardy Snake Plant. As people say, It thrives on neglect, but a little bit of love never harms a plant. Snake plants can tolerate bright sunlight, as well as low indirect light. They come in a variety of sizes and should be chosen based on the space that your bathroom has.
4. Dieffenbachia: Dieffenbachia's thrive in humid conditions and your shower just provides them with enough humidity. Owing to their large leaves with green and white coloration, they are an excellent addition to your bathroom. While they like indirect sunlight, keep in mind that they need regular watering. Also, dieffenbachias are generally tall plants reaching to about 3 to 6 feet in height.
5. Fiddle-Leaf Fig: Fiddle-leaf figs are tall plants, but do not grow sideways, so are well contained in width. They are best kept in slightly sunny positions, so that they receive bright indirect light. Hailing from tropical climates of Africa, the plant loves humidity. They are an ideal addition to your bathroom if you have a more spacious place with some sunlight.
6. ZZ Plant: ZZ Plants are some of the more popular plants for bathrooms as they tend to survive in low light conditions, and even grow in bathrooms without windows. They are slow growers if potted in small 4 to 5 inch pots. Note that they like their soil to be well-drained and water only when necessary.
7. Peace Lily: A Peace Lily adds a different kind of charm to your bathroom. The white flowers make for a royal bath, but they do need a bit of sun to flourish. A Peace Lily plant should be kept closer to the window where it can receive some sun, if possible.
8. Orchids: Similar to Peace Lilies, Orchids give a royal touch to your bathroom. They too require some bit of sun for optimal blooming, so they are best kept near the window. Note that they do not like direct sun, so if your bathroom receives full sun, then they are best kept near the basin where sunlight is indirect.
9. Dracaena: Dracaena's are known for being hardy, and they come in various shapes and sizes. They thrive well in humidity from your shower, and also tolerate low to medium light, making them an excellent plant for bathrooms. They do well in Indian climate. Like Dieffenbachia, Dracaena too requires regular watering.
10. Bird Nest Fern: Bird Nest Ferns are known for their instant jungle vibes owing to their large wavy leaves. These plants love humidity and are native to Southeast Asia. Note that they can grow really huge, and take a lot of space in your bathroom.
11. Lucky Bamboo: Do you own a bathroom? It is now time to own a Lucky Bamboo! Lucky Bamboos can be grown in water by placing them in tall necked vases filled with water. Lucky bamboos are also great gifts and look fantastic on countertops.
12. Bromeliads: There are many varieties of bromeliads that can add rich colors to your bathroom. Our pick is the Earth Star Plant which thrives in low light and humid conditions. Bromeliads don't take up a lot of space, so they are a great choice of plants for bathrooms.
This list does not end, so we have categorized all plants that can do well in bathrooms in India under the category - "Plants for Bathroom". Browse the collection and pick any of them as your new plant for your dream bath.
Are there any benefits of putting plants in the bathroom?
Yes, if you choose the right plants. There are multiple benefits to adding plants to your bathroom. Bathroom Plants purify the air, eliminate bacteria and absorb excess moisture in the bathroom. To top this, they bring greenery to one of the more neglected places when it comes to home décor. They can add a rich natural green or that extra color that your bathroom is currently missing. Moreover, the calming nature of houseplants add to a relaxing bath and give you that perfect spa treatment.
I don't have a window in my bathroom. Can I still buy plants for my bathroom?
Yes, You Can! While almost all plants require some light to thrive, there are multiple options that tolerate low light conditions. You should probably look at Ferns, Snake Plant, Pothos, English Ivy, ZZ Plant, Aloe Vera and some Philodendrons.
What precautions should I take while putting plants in my bathroom?
Take following care while buying plants for bathroom, and you are good to go:
1. Choose plants that thrive in humid conditions and love moistness.
2. Place the plants at the right spots according to the light it receives.
3. Avoid putting the plants directly on floor where it can get splashes of water from the shower.
4. Avoid putting the planters in slippery areas where soap water flows from.
5. Avoid hanging the plants in areas which are accessed frequently.
Be safe, remember to keep your bathroom clean. Now don't think, go ahead and buy some plants for your bathroom!