Keeping plants in the bathroom makes morning water rituals much more convenient. I shower and wash my face, and the plants get water too! The plants that require a lot of water get priority bathroom space.
Some of our plants live permanently in jars of water, and only need the occasional gentle root rinse and water refill. We keep mainly Lucky Bamboo and Epipremnum cuttings in our bathroom vases. It's really fun to watch the cuttings start to form roots; I like the wild look of exposed roots, viewable through the glass jars!
The bathroom window gets a lot of bright indirect light. Air plants hang out here, and sometimes even a couple of succulent cuttings rooted in jars!
Currently, two Prayer Plants (Maranta leuconeura) and a Maidenhair Fern sit around the bathroom sink. These plants like moist soil, all of the time! The Maidenhair Fern sits in a plastic water dish, and the Maranta's get watered when the soil is just about to dry out (never let it dry!)
Throughout the day, the faces of the Maranta leaves shift directions, and at night, the leaves fold upwards like praying hands and sleep. I love the deep purple undersides that are revealed during this daily graceful plant dance.
The lovely fronds of the Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum spp.). I love those wiry black stems and dainty leaves. I've heard rumours that this plant doesn't like to be touched. Are the rumours true? Time will tell...
Lastly, here's a nifty skull planter that was originally a candle holder. Halloween is every day, yeah? And just like Halloween, which is every day, we also keep a fan on, every day!
Air circulation is especially important for healthy house plants! Some of these plants love moist soil, but who loves damp soil even more? Fungal diseases and gnats (oh my!) Not only that, but damp soil can cause plants to rot. Keeping a fan on most of the day increases air circulation, prevents dampness, and keeps our plants happy!
That concludes my houseplant bathroom tour! Stay green!
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