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What plant would like to live in my bathroom?

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avocadosweet Sun 15-May-16 18:28:42

I got an aloe vera plant which was brilliant for about a month but has now sort of collapsed and all the bits have come out of the soil. Don't know what happened but it either didn't like me or didn't like the bathroom! It's east facing but the plant would be on a shelf not on the windowsill. Any ideas for something easy to keep?

redjellybean Sun 15-May-16 18:34:55

An orchid! I got one from sainsburys last summer still going strong

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 15-May-16 18:36:50

ferns like bathrooms

I think anything succulent/catcus like might find it too moist and rot....sounds like that happened to the aloe.

Orchids are very pretty though.

avocadosweet Sun 15-May-16 18:52:12

Brilliant, thank you both!

Turbinaria Sun 15-May-16 20:11:12

Gardenias love the steam and their fragrance is amazing. Needs decent light though, water with rainwater and feed weekly with an acid feed during the flowering season which is now.

wowfudge Sun 15-May-16 22:02:41

A peace lily - ours has been going strong for ages.

Optimist1 Sun 15-May-16 22:08:43

Definitely an orhcid! I have shocking form as a killer of houseplants, but the orchid given to me in June 2013 went straight onto the bathroom windowsill and is thriving still! Seldom gets watered; the steam from the daily shower appears to take care of all its needs.

Ditsy4 Mon 16-May-16 01:53:00

African Violet ( water from the bottom), Spider plant, Maidenhair Fern.

peardroplets Mon 16-May-16 14:19:53

air plants?! Tillandsia. They like a lot of humidity and indirect light (think forest canopy) and don't need any soil. I also second a peace lily. Have had one for years by my bath.

LadyDeadpool Mon 16-May-16 14:50:26

Thirding the peace lily, I Just separated out 4 plants from mine it loves the humidity.

Ditsy4 Tue 17-May-16 17:45:36

Oh yes, I forgot about those. Someone bought me one and it was in there for years.

GreenMarkerPen Tue 17-May-16 17:46:58

spider plants.

P1nkP0ppy Tue 17-May-16 17:50:23

Definitely orchids, it's the only place I can get them to survive hmm

mellysam Wed 18-May-16 07:57:28

Another vote for peace lily ours loves being in the bathroom

avocadosweet Wed 18-May-16 10:34:30

My bathroom is going to look like a garden with all these recommendations! Lots of things to try, thank you.

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