I’ve been keeping busy since we’re grounded at home. I don’t see it as a bad thing. I think it’s the perfect time to catch up on things or start on new projects I haven’t gotten around to until now. One particular thing I’ve been wanting to do is turn a boring bathroom wall into a lovely display of plants. The bathroom is the last thing we need to remodel. We ran out of funding after remodeling the kitchen so the bathroom has been put on hold. For that reason, I haven’t really focused on doing drastic changes to it because I know it’s going to be remodeled, not sure when though. But I don’t want the restroom to look boring either.
I did some browsing on Pinterest for some simple ideas and thought about the plants I should get so they can thrive in the bathroom. There is a window that provides some sunlight around the afternoon but it’s only for a few hours.
First thing was the base though. I wanted to get shelves that were sturdy, stylish, but practical. These shelves are going to be holding pots with dirt so they have to withstand a little bit of weight. I found mine on Amazon. They’re lightweight but they can hold up to 2 pounds.
Next was the plants. I went to my local Home Depot and looked around their houseplant section. I ended up grabbing:
- Red and pink kalanchoes
- Crassula ‘baby necklace’
- Portulaccia afra variegata
- Aloe Vera
- Sedum hernandezii
After getting my items, it was time to put the shelves. It took a little bit of time to make sure the shelves were leveled but I managed to do it myself. I started transferring certain plants in the pots I bought at the 99cent store but before I did that, with my husbands help, he drilled a hole under all the plastic pots I bought. Plants need drainage just in case I overwater them. I’ve learn from previous mistakes and the poor plants I drown in the past.
After transferring some, it was time to place them on the shelves. Ponthos can be in the shade and still thrive so I put it all the way in the top with a red kalanchoe. The middle shelf I put the crassula, dieffenbachia, and senecio haworthii. The bottom has my senecio rowleyanus, croton, and portulaccia afra.
In the window is my sedum hernandezii and the pink kalanchoe is on the shelf on top of the toilet. The aloe Vera is on another shelf where I have my cotton swabs and some hair products.
I’m in love with the final results. I want to buy another set of shelves to buy more plants. I’m holding off on that because I want to make sure the plants are growing. Certain succulents can thrive indoors but most need sunlight. I wish my bathroom window was bigger now. I want my bathroom to feel like an indoor jungle lol. I did notice when someone showers with hot water, the bathroom gets steamy like a sauna. The plants are moist so I don’t think I need to water them at all but we’ll see. I think by the end of this pandemic, I’ll have my jungle bathroom. ￼
I did a quick video on this project=^.^=