It sounds perfectly normal at the mention of the balcony or outdoor plants but how about bathroom plants that absorb moisture?
10 Bathroom Plants that Absorb Moisture
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
Peace lily is a plant that is mostly known for its ability to absorb moisture from the atmosphere through its leaves. This plant can therefore survive with minimal or no watering.
Moreover, it requires low amounts of light to grow hence a perfect choice for a bathroom plant. Another characteristic that makes peace lily a good choice for keeping in your bathroom is its ability to purify the air of all contaminants.
However, this plant can also be toxic when accidentally ingested. This should not deter you to keep peace lilies in your bathroom. Just ensure you keep the plants at a place where kids and pets can’t reach.
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
The English Ivy is a great indoor plant that you can consider placing in the bathroom in hanging baskets. You can find great vertical hanging planters online and you’re set with your Ivy plant.
This plant is ideal for reducing the impurities in the air especially formaldehyde that’s more present in the household products like bathing soap, cleaning detergents, furniture and treatments for carpets.
The ivy will also help you get rid of mold that grows in areas with high humidity.
With little maintenance and low light requirement, it is easy to keep English Ivy in your bathroom provided that you always keep the soil/ potting mix moist.
Mother In-Laws Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)
This is one of the most popular of the bathroom plants that absorbs moisture.
Just like the Ivy, it has a special ability of filtering household toxins from the air, including formaldehyde, which is found in many cosmetics and cleaning products.
And like other bathroom plants, Mother- in Laws Tongue is able to withstand high humidity and low light.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plant is without a doubt a very spectacular plant that you can grow indoors in your bathroom.
Its smooth arching leaves improves your bathrooms’ overall appearance.
The most astonishing fact about spider plant is that it can remove up to at least 90% of pollutants and moisture in the air.
This unique characteristic makes it to stand out from the rest.
Reed Palm (Chamaedorea spp)
Reed Palms are known to thrive best in tropical and humid areas.
Guess the best example of such areas?
These bathroom plants have proven over and over again to be good at excess moisture absorption, air purification as well as ability to grow under low light hence another good choice for your bathroom.
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
Boston Fern is an indoor plant that likes moist growing conditions with indirect sunlight.
This plant is able to absorb excess moisture from your bathroom without much of a struggle, a characteristic that enables it to balance out the humidity levels leaving your bathroom more comfortable.
However, take more care of your fern by misting especially during cold winters as plants may die when the air dries out too much. In this case misting is advised.
Zanzibar gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Also known as ZZ plant, Zuzu plant, aroid palm, eternity plant or emerald palm.
Zanzibar gem plant is almost indestructible and can put up with any sort of growing conditions ranging from low light, high humidity, low water levels as well as rapid temperature switch.
This bathroom plant needs to be watered only four times a year. Its elegant oval leaves will grace your bathroom for many years.
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
This bathroom plant is great in absorbing excess moisture in the air and does not need a lot of watering unless the soil /potting mix is too dry.
Cast Iron Plant is a low light plant and can tolerate temperatures of between 10 – 27 degrees Celsius.
Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
Another one of the best plants for your bathroom.
It loves low light levels and the extra moisture your bathroom can provide. With these conditions the Bird’s Nest Fern becomes big with beautiful dark leaves that improves the appearance of your bathroom.
However, you’ll need enough space to plant Bird’s Nest Fern as it will ultimately grow bigger.