Best 10 bathroom plants to clean germs, bacterias and airborne pollutants

Best 10 bathroom plants to clean germs, bacterias and airborne pollutants

A place to host beautiful plants!

Bathrooms are the perfect place to host several types of plants as much of nature’s pretty wonders thrive in low-light and humid environment that bathrooms offer. Plants can turn bathroom into a calming, spa-like space to d-stress the tensions and whole day fatigue. Plants help to a exotic living environment full with fresh oxygen and free from airborne pollutants such as germs, bacterias, molds etc. A bunch of specialist plants like ferns, ivy, lemon balms etc are efficient to eliminate airborne pollutants as well as absorb excess moisture which is common at the bathroom atmosphere.

Though the bathrooms are the perfect for plants, there are several challenges to understand such as temperature fluctuations and poor ventilation. Addition to natural weather changes, change in bathroom’s weather is more frequent, as it happens several times a day, when someone is showering there could be a plenty of warm, humid air, there could be dry environment all along, room may get much colder when it is left empty for hours, especially at night. Temperature fluctuations are not ideal for several type of plants,  but that could be ideal for several specialist plants, lets have a look to list of best 10 bathroom plants to clean germs, bacterias and airborne pollutants as well as Delhi NCR weather survivors:

List of plants for Bathroom

These plants will thrive in Bathroom!

Hedera Helix (English Ivy) in 4 inch Pot

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Hedera Helix (English Ivy), its original ivy plant
Rs. 349
Rated 5.00 out of 5

1. English Ivy

English Ivy is one of the most popular indoor plants known by botanical name hedera helix and categorized under araliaceae plants family, native to europe. It is one of the most effective plants that remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia, xylene, toluene and several other types of airborne pollutants from the air. English Ivy prefers cooler and moderate humid environment to thrive.

Light : Indoor filtered light, poor light, artificial light
Watering : Less frequent, when top 1 inch soil is dried
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 5 – 25 degree
Species recommended : English Ivy.

Money Plant Gold

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Money Plant Gold is hardy, drought tolerant and
Rs. 299
Rated 5.00 out of 5

2. Golden Pathos

Epipremnum aureum is popularly known as golden pathos or money plant, it a species of plant family araceae, native to French Polynesia. Money plant is a popular houseplant found every here and there, plant is hardy, low light tolerant and easy care, it can survive adverse weather conditions except the winters, in temperature lower than 10 degree celsius it goes dormant but never dies. Golden pathos were noted by NASA researchers as a top air cleaner plant, its shiny heart-shaped leaves removed up to 73 percent of VOCs and other pollutants from sealed chambers.

Light : Indoor filtered light, artificial light
Watering : Less frequent, when top 1 inch soil is dried
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 15 – 30 degree, survives in Delhi ncr
Species recommended : All varieties of money plants are hardy

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata Bosteniensis)

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Boston Fern is hardy, low maintenance and air
Rs. 299
Rated 5.00 out of 5

3. Boston Fern

Boston fern’s scientific name is nephrolepis exaltata, it is a species of genus nephrolepis in the family nephrolepidaceae, native to humid forests and swamps. It is effective in removing formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and airborne germs, molds, bacterias from the indoor air. Boston fern is one of the hardiest, low maintenance, easy care houseplants, it does not require bright or sun light, even it does well in extremely poor light indoor conditions.

Light : Indoor filtered light, poor light, artificial light
Watering : Frequent, keep the soil moist
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 15 – 30 degree, survives in Delhi ncr
Species recommended : Boston fern

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Fish Tail Fern (Nephrolepis Falcata Furcans)

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Fish Tail Fern is hardy, low maintenance and
Rs. 699
Rated 5.00 out of 5

4. Fishtail Fern

Fishtail fern scientifically known by name nephrolepis falcata furcans, it is a species of genus nephrolepis in the family nephrolepidaceae, native to New Guinea and Australia. It inherits benefits and growing habits from popular species in the same genus boston fern. It is effective in removing formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and airborne germs, molds, bacterias from the indoor air. Fishtail fern is one of the hardiest, low maintenance, easy care houseplants, it does not require bright or sun light, even it does well in extremely poor light indoor conditions.

Light : Indoor filtered light, poor light, artificial light
Watering : Frequent, keep the soil moist
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 15 – 30 degree, survives in Delhi ncr
Species recommended : Fishtail Fern

Kimberly Queen Fern – Sword Fern (Nephrolepis Obliterata)

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Kimberly Queen Fern is hardy, low maintenance and
Rs. 299
Rated 5.00 out of 5

5. Kimberly Queen Fern

Kimberly fern scientifically known by name nephrolepis obliterata, it is a species of genus nephrolepis in the family nephrolepidaceae, native to Australia. It inherits benefits and growing habits from popular species in the same genus boston fern and it is identical to boston fern except it has upright growing habit. It is effective in removing formaldehyde, xylene, toluene and airborne germs, molds, bacterias from the indoor air. Kimberly fern is one of the hardiest, low maintenance, easy care houseplants, it does not require bright or sun light, even it does well in extremely poor light indoor conditions.

Light : Indoor filtered light, poor light, artificial light
Watering : Frequent, keep the soil moist
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 15 – 30 degree, survives in Delhi ncr
Species recommended : Kimberly Fern

Lemon Balm Potted Plant (Melissa Officinalis)

1271
Lemon Balm Potted Plant (Melissa Officinalis) – it
Rs. 199
Rated 5.00 out of 5

6. Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a perennial aromatic and herbaceous plant in the mint family lamiaceae, native to Central Asia. Scientific research reports suggest that having a lemon balm plant around improves mood and boosts overall mental wellness. Ohio State University study shows that its sweet smell adds to mood enhancement and reduces stress. Lemon balm is effective air purifier, it cleans the air by suppressing airborne germs, molds, bacterias. It is one of the hardiest herb plants which can tolerate full sun or full shade, it can do well indoors or outdoors without much maintenance.

Light : Indoor filtered light, artificial light
Watering : Less frequent, when top 1 inch soil is dried
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 15 – 30 degree, survives in Delhi ncr
Species recommended : Lemon balm

Sansevieria Trifasciata (Snake Plant)

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Sansevieria Trifasciata is hardy, drought tolerant and low
Rs. 299
Rated 5.00 out of 5

7. Snake Plant

Snake plant’s scientific name is sansevieria categorized under the asparagaceae plants family, native to southern Asia. In recent times its popularity has increased a lot contributing to its benefits proved in improving indoor air quality, it is one of the most effective plants which removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene from the air and releases oxygen even during the night time. Snake plant is one of the hardiest houseplants as it does not require bright or sun light, frequent watering, it has fatty leaves like succulents which store water and help it survive even in deserts for a longer time.

Light : Indoor filtered light, poor light, artificial light
Watering : Less frequent, when top 1 inch soil is dried
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 15 – 30 degree, survives in Delhi ncr
Species recommended : All varieties are hardy

Nidularium Carolinae Marechalli

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Nidularium Carolinae Marechalli is one of the several
Rs. 450
Rated 5.00 out of 5

8. Bromeliads

Bromeliads are hardy shade loving plants come from plants family bromeliaceae, native to tropical americas. Bromeliads have several hundred hybrid species with different grow habits, most of them are hardy and drought tolerant. Bromeliads are elegant exotic plants with different shapes and shades to suit most of design patterns.

Light : Indoor filtered light, poor light, artificial light
Watering : Less frequent, when top 1 inch soil is dried
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 15 – 30 degree, survives in Delhi ncr
Species recommended : All varieties.

Peace Lily Sensational (Spathiphyllum Sensational)

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Peace Lily Sensational is the best air purifier
Rs. 1,299
Rated 5.00 out of 5

9. Peace Lily

Peace lily is one of the most popular shade loving, low light indoor plants which comes from araceae plants family. It is found to be one of the most effective plants which removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia, xylene, toluene and any other known pollutants from the air.

Light : Indoor filtered light, poor light, artificial light
Watering : Less frequent, when top 1 inch soil is dried
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 10 – 20 degree
Species recommended : All varieties

Spider Plant Chlorophytum Bichetii

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Spider Plant Chlorophytum Bichetii is hardy, drought tolerant
Rs. 199
Rated 5.00 out of 5

10. Spider Plant

Chlorophytum comosum is a flowering perennial herb which falls in asparagaceae plants family, native to southern Africa. It is popular houseplant commonly known as spider plant. It is hardy, easy to care, requires less frequent watering, once in couple of months when it is placed in temperature between 15 -22 degree celsius. Spider plant was part of NASA study and found effective in cleaning formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. It improves indoor air quality and reduces stress, a report published by the university’s Cooperative Extension Service cited spider plant as one of the top varieties for removing VOCs and other pollutants from indoor air.

Light : Indoor filtered light, poor light, artificial light
Watering : Less frequent, when top 1 inch soil is dried
Humidity : Likes moderate, no special needs
Temperature : Likes 15 – 30 degree, survives in Delhi ncr
Species recommended : All varieties are hardy

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