This Gorgeous Plant Will Thrive In Your Humid Bathroom, According To Pinterest

Adding greenery to a bathroom is a great way to bring in character, not to mention that plants can improve air quality. However, bathrooms are humid spaces due to the moisture from your shower and bath, and not all plants will thrive in such an environment. According to Pinterest, one plant that will is the aglaonema commutatum, also known as Chinese evergreen and Philippine evergreen among other names.

If you find that you just can't seem to keep plants alive, an aglaonema could be the low-maintenance houseplant you've been dreaming of. Not only does it demand very little in the way of care, but, when in bloom, this plant can have a gorgeous pink hue that will infuse color and a cheerful vibe into your bathroom. All of the above qualities make it an excellent choice if you're looking to branch out into the world of plants but don't want to end up with a bunch of withered greenery.

Aglaonema is ideal for a high-humidity bathroom

As mentioned, the reason aglaonema is one of the best indoor plants for a bathroom is because it thrives in a humid environment. Additionally, while this plant does well with access to lots of light, it does just as well in rooms with hardly any, making it an ideal choice for many bathrooms. However, you should note that aglaonema may not look as vibrant color-wise if left in a low-light environment continually. 

Moreover, on average, you only need to water this plant on a weekly to fortnightly basis, so it's suitable even if you live a busy lifestyle. Overwatering your aglaonema plant can lead to root rot, which manifests via soggy leaves and stems with a yellow tinge. It's also important to turn the plant around every so often for even growth and to dust the leaves regularly to encourage photosynthesis. However, other than this, you don't need to take any extra steps to keep your aglaonema looking beautiful.

Breathe life into your bathroom with this stunning plant variety

Not only are its growing conditions perfect for both beginners and bathrooms, but the aglaonema plant is considered to give luck and positivity. While this is a good thing for you, it also makes this pretty plant an excellent gift. In terms of size, the aglaonema plant isn't small but won't take up your whole bathroom counter, either. It can grow from 1 to 3 feet tall, so it might be best to set it on the floor, though we don't recommend doing this if you own a cat or dog. According to the ASPCA, although not life-threatening, aglaonemas are toxic to pets and can cause gastrointestinal distress if ingested. 

There are several different types of aglaonema – silver bay, silver queen, siam aurora red, emerald beauty, and pink dalmation. As you may have guessed, the pink dalmation and siam aurora red varieties are the most colorful ones, but the rest all have their own beauty, too. A silver bay aglaonema, festooned with silvery green foliage, is one of the most popular types, so it's likely you'll see this variety out and about if searching in person. Whatever variety you opt for, you truly can't go wrong with this perfect bathroom plant pick.