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What are the best plants?My top pick for bathrooms are:mother in law’s tongue (Sansevieria): This tough indoor succulent has vertical, sword-shaped leaves. It copes well in bathrooms and looks wonderful too. I have the silver sword variety in my own bathroom, and it’s such a good performer. It’s easy to care for too – I simply run it under the shower every couple of weeks. cast iron plant (Aspidistra): Another hardy, good-looking plant that thrives in moist spots such as bathrooms. It has relatively low water requirements – simply put it under the shower every week in summer and even less in winter.Zanzibar gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): This is the ideal choice for a hands-off gardener – it’s virtually indestructible and requires very little watering in summer and virtually none in winter. Billbergia: This flowering plant usually grows on trees, which means it doesn’t need soil. The leaves come in many colours, but indoor varieties that receive low levels of light tend to become green over time. Keep water topped up within their leaves as they are used to catching rainwater this way.Philodendron ‘Hope’: This easy-to-care-for plant thrives in tropical, humid conditions – perfect for bathrooms. bird’s nest (Asplenium nidus) and maidenhair (Adiantum) ferns: With their soft, feathery foliage these plants look stunning in bathrooms. Be aware that they do require higher levels of moisture than the others mentioned, and will quickly die if left to dry out.
4. Mother-in-laws tongue/snakeskin (Sansevieria trifasciata)As well as releasing oxygen during the night to refresh the atmosphere, this sculptural succulent is rated by NASA as one of the best plants for removing indoor pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde. Tip: Position in full-sun or part-shade, water moderately during spring and summer but keep soil reasonably dry during winter.Clever Hacks for the Lazy Indoor-Plant Lover