Generally, most succulents, especially cacti, cannot survive in a bathroom for too long. That’s because succulents prefer lots of sunlight, dry conditions and low humidity levels. However, some succulents prefer partial to full shade and moderate humidity, so can do well in a bathroom with some indirect filtered light.
Just so, can succulents survive in bathroom without sunlight?
Choose a bathroom plant that will naturally tolerate low light. Understory plants hailing from rain forest settings do quite well in the high humidity, low light environment common to many bathrooms. Air plants (bromeliads) and some succulents can also do well in these circumstances.
Secondly, can you put plants in bathroom?
Houseplants can make bathrooms more pleasant places by adding a touch of greenery to the décor and improving air quality. A bathroom is typically a warm, humid room that provides the perfect backdrop for some houseplants, and water to irrigate the plants is always close at hand.
Can succulents survive in a windowless room?
So can I grow succulents in low light, or in a windowless room/office? YES, you can grow succulents and cacti in low light conditions. You will have to pay more attention to a few factors such as plant species, soil type and watering conditions.
Succulents and cacti “are very tolerant of low-light conditions. They don’t have to be near a window to thrive,” he said. In fact, some succulents will grow in areas where there is no natural light, such as rooms without windows.
Aloe Vera. Famous for its medicinal properties, Aloe Vera plants will thrive in a humid environment that a bathroom provides. Place it on a windowsill so it can get the natural light it requires and enjoy its amazing air purifying power.
Plants That Grow Well In Indirect or Low Light
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
- Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
- Philodendron (several varieties)
- Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
- Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)
- English Ivy (Hedera helix)
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
- Orchid (several varieties)
Plants need light to live, so if your bathroom is windowless or has extremely low light, consider adding grow lights to your space. These will help your plant thrive (not just survive) in your space.
Here are a few tips to help you choose the right plants for your bathroom conditions: If you have a bathroom with minimal lighting then the best plants for the shower include Aloe-vera, bamboo, orchids, spider plants, heartleaf philodendrons, or Boston ferns.
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Like the bedroom, there are many who think plants in the bathroom are bad Feng Shui. However, as long as they fit with the decor and are not too plentiful, they can provide a boost to the positive energy of your bathroom.