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Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,048
Specifically ones that don't need much light. I'd say my bathroom can feel bright-ish but not enough for something that needs plenty of light- might be the white tiles kidding me on!

Have had 2 small pots of ivy on shelves but they're very straggly compared to the one I've kept in the conservatory which was bought at the same time.

Spider plant relatively unfussy? Any succulents/cacti that would be suitable?


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,016
    Succulents and cacti do best in dry atmospheres.   You need to look at ferns - Boston, maidenhair, asparagus.   Spider plants are fine too.
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  • Lucy117Lucy117 Posts: 21
    I would say spider plants are good, very happy in the bathroom environment and quite low maintenance.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,452
    How small is small? Spider plants tend to get fairly big given the chance. Sansevieria could be a good choice though if you're after a more succulent type plant. There are some nice small varieties like this one  which are a bit different to the standard Mother-in-law's Tongue type. Supermarkets tend to have nice variegated ones cheap now too.
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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,048
    Well I'd say these are too big 

  • FireFire Posts: 18,975
    edited March 2020
    Orchids could be good if it's not too dark. Take out one shelf.
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
    Rhipsalis cassutha thriving in north facing window sill of bathrm 
  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,548
    Peace Lily and Air plants are good in bathrooms too
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    kozakor said:

    Tell me what tall plant pot i choose for a transplant? I plan to leave the flower in the bathroom. 
    Nice try hen.  T'was only a matter of time.....;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,048
    Was in dobbies earlier and came across a couple that had been mentioned in this thread-

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