We get asked a lot which plants are suitable for low light interiors, and specifically bathrooms in Costa Rica, so we’ve compiled a list of plants that we feel are best suited to this living space in our homes.
While these plants listed below are very tolerant of low light, they are still live plants and therefore need a certain quantity of light in order to grow and remain alive. If you have no windows in your bathroom, you will have to either take your plant out of the bathroom for a few hours of light every day, or use supplemental lighting that you can have shining on the plant in the bathroom.
Here's is our list of top 5 bathroom plants!
Snake plant (Sansevieria/ Dracaena trifasciata))
While this common house plant often gets overlooked, the snake plant is just about the most resilient house plant out there, and can tolerate a host of climates and conditions. This plant has recently been reclassified from Sansevieria to Dracaena trifasciata. Snake plants don’t need frequent watering, approximately once every 1-2 weeks, depending on where you live, sometimes even watering only once per month during the humid rainy season! Snake plants will grow in virtually any soil you give it, but as always, we like to treat our plants right and give them our premium potting soil! Snake plants tolerate being root bound, so you won’t need to worry about repotting it all the time. Lastly, snake plants are actually quite attractive house plants when paired up with the right pot, such as terracotta or a modern looking white or black pot. The clean lines and shapes of the snake plant leaves can add a modern look to any space.
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ZZ Plant (Zamioculca Zamiifolia)
Another incredibly hardy plant that makes our top 3 bathroom plant list is the ZZ plant. This tropical perennial tolerates drought, and low light very well. It adapts to almost any indoor climate. This plant produces gorgeous dark green waxy leaves that add a real tropical feel to any room. This plant is also a great air purifier! In a Nasa study, researchers discovered that the ZZ plant is able to remove large amounts of toxins such as xylene, toluene and benzene from the air. That’s is incredible!
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Bird’s Nest Anthurium
Bird’s nest anthuriums, such as the Tabacon, are wonderful tropical plants that adapt very well to interiors, including bathrooms. These plants love high humidity and low light ( although they can also tolerate bright indirect light). In nature, these plants grow beneath the tree canopy where they receive filtered light. If your bathroom is a humid one, this plant, should be your go-to choice! With it’s large and long spathe-like leaves, this plant is extremely root bound tolerant, only needs watering about once per week and simply looks spectacular!
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