String of Bananas
The scientific name of this plant is Senecio radicans.
South West Africa is the country’s origin.
This succulent appears to be “pouring out of the container” due to its string-like growth.
Also known as necklace plants
- The Banana string blossoms in the fall and winter months with small yellow flowers or whitish ones.
The vine can grow as long as 35 inches, and it is a fast-growing succulent. Hang them on a stand near the window, or place them in a hanging basket.
- String of banana propagation is very simple since you can literally pluck off the leaves from the vine and replant them in newer posts with the base intact. Stem cuttings and leaf cuttings may be used. However, the leaf and stem cuttings should be allowed to callus over for a few days in shade before they are planted.
- Because they prefer bright sunlight, they are best grown in southeast-facing or east-facing windows. Although they can endure partial shade, they grow best when exposed to constant indirect sunlight for three to four hours a day.
- Keep your leaves and vines dry as watering them leads to pest manifestations. Only water the soil. Like all succulents, they are highly drought tolerant, so you should water them once the soil feels dry.
South Africa is my native country.
The scientific name for this plant is Haworthiopsis attenuata.
White stripes on triangular-shaped leaves are a unique feature.
Despite their low light tolerance, they can tolerate 40-80% of humidity in the air. So they are ideally suited for placement in bathrooms, albeit with caution. However, never provide too much moisture as this is unfavorable to most plants.
Zebra plants require less space as they are smaller and do not grow that tall. If you have little or no experience with gardening, go with zebra plants as they are relatively easy to grow and are more resistant to death.
Although Haworthiopsis attenuata and Haworthiopsis fasciata can sometimes be confused, their leaves are less fibrous and look thinner on the former. The leaves also have white stripes on both sides, in contrast with a species like Hawthorn fasciata, which has white stripes only on the lower surface.
- Winter months are the season for flowering. White flowers are produced.
- If you wish to use them in decorative containers, then you need to provide drainage-friendly soil and a layer of gravel at the bottom.
How to care for zebra cactus plants
- Make sure the soil drains well and water them as soon as the soil is dry. Preparing the soil mix requires coarse sand, pumice, pebbles, gravels, and potting soil.
- Contrary to most succulents, they grow in the winter and go dormant in the summer. In summer, water them more frequently as you’ll find the soil getting drier faster.
- An east- or a west-facing window provides them with just enough sunlight during the day.
Dracaena fragrans (Warneckei)
‘Southern African countries and islands’ is the country of origin of the plant.
Especially for people with a busy lifestyle, these are very easy to grow.
- There are a number of unique colors and shapes to choose from regarding these plants, which is another notable factor about them.
- This succulent has air purifying capabilities in accordance with research by NASA. It can remove air pollutants including formaldehyde and benzene.
You can grow them in different varieties and they grow to different heights.
- Leaf edges are often colored and the leaves are typically a striking contrast of pale green and white.
How do you care for a Dracaena Warneckii?
- However, they do best with a moderate amount of light as they have long, fleshy leaves, keep an eye on the leaves to see if they are turning pale and losing their vibrancy. That’s when you should move it because it usually likes bright sun.
- You can trim the plants before the growing season if you prefer. They do well with cactus soil mixes that do not include perlite.
- Humidity suits these succulents better than others, but always be careful when watering them. Water them only when the soil is dry.
Are Dracaena fragrans poisonous to cats and dogs?
The Dracaena fragrans plant contains saponins that are highly toxic to both cats and dogs. Vomiting with blood can be associated with dilated pupils, hypersalivation, and hypersufficiency, especially in cats.
In general, pets do not enter the bathroom very often but still make sure they are placed out of reach from your pets.
The scientific name for this plant is Schlumbergera bridgesii
Also known as: Easter cactus.
Almost all cactuses love loads of sunlight, but there are a few that are low-light tolerant cactuses. One of the most popular plants for bathrooms is Christmas cactus.
A Christmas cactus has become widely popular in recent years, and it has a completely different appearance from most cacti. It produces flowers during the festive season.
How to care for Christmas cactus?
- How much sun do Christmas cactus require? A tropical cactus thrives in both high and low sunlight and can live for a long time. It adapts pretty well to the surroundings, provided they’re placed in a window that gets ample indirect bright light.
- Having them in the bathroom is ideal since they prefer humid conditions.
- How often should you water your Christmas cactus? Water them less frequently and water the succulent only when the soil is dry. However, tropical succulents need more water to survive as compared to other succulent varieties. Because the soil will be wetter during winter, reduce watering frequency as needed.
- I want a flowering Christmas cactus, but how do I get it to bloom? It is essential to lower the water frequency and provide alternating conditions of 16 hours darkness and 8 hours sunlight for the Christmas cactus to flower in the winter. Make sure the cactus is in total darkness and no light reaches it during the 16-hour darkness period, cover them up with a sheet at night.
- Dilute the fertilizer properly during the season to allow it to reach the plant.
- It produces beautiful flowers during the winter for 4 to 6 weeks. Once the season is over, it should be pruned.
Is Christmas cactus poisonous to pets?
It is considered safe for cats, dogs, and horses to consume Christmas cactus.
Gasteria ‘Little Warty’
Warts cover the leaves, giving them a totally different appearance and feel.
A variety of Gasterias are well suited to being grown indoors under low sunlight conditions.
How do you care for a Gasteria succulent?
In low light, they perform well, making them extremely beginner-friendly.
- The species can grow up to 15 cm in length. They can be toxic to humans and pets if eaten, and are not very cold hardy.
- You water them accordingly so that they grow actively in the fall after entering a dormant state during the summer. During dry weather, water the plants when the soil feels dry. Only water the roots, but avoid the branches.
- Take care to keep the bathroom less humid. They thrive with moderate humidity, so keep them near the window.
How do you propagate little warty?
They grow small offsets around the stem base, which makes it one of the easiest things to propagate little warty.
- You should unplug them and let them heal under indirect light under a shade for a few days.
- Don’t water them for the first few days after replanting them in a new pot. When it comes time to water the succulent, do not water heavily, rather mist the succulent as it develops roots before watering it again.
Bathrooms with low light levels and humid conditions are not ideal for most plants. Nevertheless, there are some low light-friendly varieties of succulents that can thrive in moderate to low levels of sunlight and can tolerate humidity to a certain extent.
These 10 succulents are the best succulents for bathrooms and will help you to make the place cozier, provide an elegance to the bathroom, and require less care.
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