Best Plants for Bathrooms

INSIDE : Check out some of the best plants for Bathrooms, even if you don’t have a window!  Your plants will happily thrive in these low light, high humidity locations.

Best Bathroom Plants

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Why have plants in the bathroom?

One of the issues many people have with their indoor plants is a lack of humidity.  So, to help counter balance that issue, a trick to keeping many lower light plants alive and healthy is to keep them in your bathroom!


The typical low light, high humidity and warmth of the bathroom is exactly what most tropical plants are missing. So, if your houseplants are struggling, gather them up and find a perfect spot for them in your bathroom.

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Spider Plant

Spider Plant

Spider plants are a great plant for a bathroom.  They don’t need much direct sunlight and when they start to wilt slightly, you can water.  However, if they are in a room with a bathtub or shower, this often will help them stay more humid and damp longer.  They make wonderful hanging plants for that dark corner in your bath.

Heartleaf Philodendron

Philodendron Plant

Heart-leaf philodendron has lovely heart shaped leaves, but any type of philodendron would be a great bathroom choice. They are fast growers, need very little light and can even be grown in a glass or jar of water.  They love all the extra moisture from a bathroom. Best of all, you can train it to happily vine along a windowsill or shelf.

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Aloe Plant

Aloe plants love indirect light and only need a good soak every week or two, ideal if they are forgotten for a little bit in a bathroom. 

It needs little water, but it does prefer bright, but indirect sunlight, especially in cooler temperatures.  An aloe plant can grow for years in the same container.

Snake Plants

Snake Plant

Snake Plant is happiest in bright light but can tolerate low light levels indoors as well which makes them AWESOME for bathrooms!  Only 1 or 2 waterings are necessary indoors during the winter, depending on the humidity. These are long-lived, easy-care houseplants.

Check out my post about Snake Plant care.


Peperomia Plant

Peperomia plants are sweet small growing plants.  They are great for low light and come in a variety of colors and leaf shapes. Their tight size makes them perfect for small quarters, such as bathrooms. 

Check out my Peperomia Plant Care post.


Golden Pothos Trailing

Golden pothos is a fast growing plant and is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and almost impossible to kill.  These are trailing plants that just keep on growing. Pruning the plants will keep them fuller at the base and each cutting can be rooted in water to create more plants.  They are very tolerant of all types of light conditions, even artificial bathroom lights. 

Check out my Pothos Plant care post.

ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant or Zamioculcas zamiifolia has gorgeous thick waxy green leaves.  They do well in low-medium light and can be watered infrequently. This is a great air purifying plant for beginners. 

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Do Succulents do well in Bathrooms?

In general, most tropical succulent plants do well in bathrooms since they are more used to high humidity and lack of sunlight.

If your bathroom has lots of sunlight but is still humid, opt for succulents that can tolerate humidity, like aloe.

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