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recommendations for shower plants?

Hi all,
I'm after some recommendations for shower plants.
No maidenhair fern or boston fern please - the former I've tried and it's much happier by the brighter windowsill than in a dark corner of the shower, and the boston fern just rots at the frond tips (blackening in the process) due to being permanently moist.

Currently have an aloe in there, which surprises me seeing it isn't that bright.   It's doing ok.   Need something else whose leaves won't rot off, and will be happy in less than perfect light.    All suggestions welcome for plants that enjoy being permanently moist that don't rot off.



  • UsFourUsFour Posts: 49
    You could try what I would call an umbrella plant ... I used to have them as house plants and they need lots of water and are quite pleasing to the eye 

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,745
    edited July 2020
    "Shower plants"? Suppose you mean plants suitable for the bathroom? 
    Here's a short list.
    Nephrolepsis exaltata Bostoniensis
    Hoya carnosa (our daughter has had one in her bathroom for years, lovely flowers)
    Gynura aurantiaca
    PS.- The idea of an aloe in the shower makes me shudder. :confused:
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • No, I meant plants for the shower as per original post.

    I currently have ivy in there which has done better than any plant previously in terms of leaves not rotting at all or discolouration etc.
  • You have a shower with your plants?  :o
  • No, I have a shower with a plant (1).   I'm sure if you have a good look around you'll see plenty of such examples online.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,061
    There's an article here you might find interesting.

    You Can Actually Keep These 7 Plants INSIDE Your Shower

    Note that they capitalise the word INSIDE because it is actually quite unusual....  ;)

    Personally I like a nice hot shower from time to time and I doubt there are any plants that would enjoy it. At the moment I do have a lot of houseplants hanging from the shower curtain rail, because it makes it easier to water them in this hot weather and I'm having cold showers.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 3,595
    @pierre_de_gaye I am amazed that Aloe is ok it does need hours of sun each day. Perhaps' mind your own business' it has a long Latin name could be worth a try. I spent many years trying to get rid of it in a garden.Please excuse the fact that this is something I have never heard of before. Some ferns are for dry conditions and some like it wet. Perhaps you could be productive and try water cress.

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  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,063
    Depends how big the shower is. I stayed in an AirBnB recently that had plants hanging in the shower, but it did have a fair amount of light from above and the shower was a large space so they were more misted than actually soaked. 
    It was lovely having plants in the shower though.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,769
    Wouldn’t work here … we have hard water and they’d be covered in limescale spots. 
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  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,063
    Yes, this was a definite soft water area!
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
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