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pretty plant needed for bathroom

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i usually have an orchid on the bathroom windowsill, when it finishes flowering it gets put i the spare room, out of the way, cos its ugly! it gets brought back when it throws up another spike...honest!

so, you clever people, could you give me some suggestions for a new plant for the bathroom windowsill, preferbly something that flowers, and dosent mind a draught as i keep the window open a little all the timeimage



  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,223

    I do the same as you, Bekkie. In fact I have several orchids that flower at different times so they play musical chairs. I also grow heliotrope. They live in the garden in the summer and are a lovely rich purple. I bring them inside for the winter and the new flowers are pale lilac. But they still have that wonderful perfume.

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  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Bekkie, Why? how long do you spend in the bathroom? my house plants are where I can see them most of the time, they are meant to be seen plus draughts are plant killers. Then each to their own, Primulas, a pot of Bulbs Hyacinth etc. many supermarkets have small pots of bulbs if you want ready made and the bulbs can go in the garden after flowering, light is the main need for indoor plants and most never get enough so a bathroom window should be OK.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,790

    I have three little pots of begonia semperflorens - they've been on the table on the terrace all summer - rather than throw them out when the frosts arrive they're going to be repotted any time now and they'll spend the winter on the bathroom windowsill.  If past experience is anything to go by they'll flower all winter and spring - then they'll be repotted again ready to spend the summer on the terrace again.

    And Frank, we girls have to spend ages in the bathroom - none of us have your natural good looks image

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Doveimage. I agree about begonia, I have a simple little white one in the kitchen which flowers non-stop. Every few months it gets a hair cut to stop it getting straggly.

  • that did make me chuckle Frankimage,  i have to confess, im not the biggest fan of houseplantsimage, but something pretty in the bathroom, just makes the whole room look better, its pobably a female thing!

    thanks for the suggestions guys image

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,535

    I'm with Frank Bekkie, nice pot of bulbs and a little stack of pretty soaps just for show not to use! You know what I'm like image

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Cyclamens come in some lovely shades and would look nice.

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Bekky something pretty in the bathroom would do nicely for me too, "err" we may not be on the same thread of thought though. I do like small pots of bulbs in the kitchen plenty of light warm and I can see them.


  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

    Bekkie, Apparently the plants used in bathrooms are ,(I cant spell Chlorophytum Comos ) so its a Spider plant,loves the steamy atmosphere now and again, trouble is in the bathroom they grow very fast ,I know i put small ones in to give em a good start and it works ,they grow very healthy,Our  Peace Lillies love the Bathroom as well and will grow with little light as some bathrooms are a little dim ,they do very well in there and love the steam ,Philodendron ,iv not tried but they are recommended Boston Fern,Cast Iron plant and Bamboo ,Parlor Palm to name a few,I also put plants into our bathroom that like to be sprayed /Misted, Even Fig cuttings do very well in there ,the Spider,Peace lilly, Palm and fern iv tried and they love it,  No our bath room is not Full of plants we have 2 at a time,Kate likes the atmosphere they create and so does  I ..imagenow Wheres my shower Cap

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,223

    You could try growing a loofah.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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