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plant for dark bathroom

Posted by SheEatsFigs none (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 13:21

I've been thinking to put a potted snake plant on the large bench in my shower. There's a window beside it (tho what light comes through is pale, off a shade garden). The bench is far enough from where the water hits that what water the plant gets would only be steam, aside from direct watering.

Will the snake plant do okay in these conditions? My bathroom isn't a black-out during the day, but it's definitely low light.

If not the snake plant, anyone have suggestions for an interesting/somewhat architectural plant I could use instead?



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RE: plant for dark bathroom

Is sounds as if it is quite dark in that location. It may work better to purchase two plants. Put one on the bench, and the other in a location with better growing conditions. Then switch the two plants every week or so. Snake plants have a fairly slow growth rate, and their upright foliage won't droop during the dark period. But they won't go into the decline that would happen if you left a single plant under insufficient-light conditions for too long.

RE: plant for dark bathroom

I hear that ZZ plants are great in those conditions. Not as sculptural, though.

RE: plant for dark bathroom

  • Posted by min3 9N.CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 19:48

Gyr: excellent idea- I will be doing that!

Renee: what is a ZZ plant? Min

RE: plant for dark bathroom

Thanks to you both. I got a snake plant for our bedroom, which receives more moderate light, and a ZZ for the shower bench. Fingers crossed!

RE: plant for dark bathroom

I hope it does well for you. My sister in law has two in her dark living room, and they are growing well and look great. I had trouble with snake plant in a dark corner because it rotted from too much water and not enough circulation. I would be conservative with the water.

RE: plant for dark bathroom

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 1, 13 at 3:46

I would do as Gyr_Falcon suggests, get two identical plants and switch them out regularly. I do this with a couple of mine and it works well.

RE: plant for dark bathroom

Yes, I'll watch the water. I do need to remember to give the plants partial sun breaks, too. - Thanks all!

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