Best Plants That Suit Your Bathroom – Fresh Decor Ideas

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We put plants in our living rooms and bedrooms, even in the kitchen so, when you think about it, there’s no reason to not include the bathroom in this list too. In fact, there are lots of plants that do well in the bathroom than in other areas of your home because they need the humidity.

Best Plants That Suit Your Bathroom

In addition to their decorative appeal, most houseplants also help purify the air. Use them to improve the air quality inside your home. But before you choose the best houseplants for your bathroom, consider the environment it offers.

Best Houseplants for Your Bathroom



Bathrooms can be the ideal place for growing orchids for a variety of reasons. First, these plants need indirect sunlight and that’s what is usually found in most bathrooms. The second reason is that the bathroom can be a humid, mist environment, which orchids love.

The easiest fuss-free variety are the Phalaenopsis (Moth orchids), which is also readily available at grocery stores and garden centers. In the wild, this type typically grows in the shade so a low light space like the bathroom is idea. Phalaenopsis also need little maintenance and as experts say, they “virtually thrive on neglect,” and require little watering. If your bathroom goes unused for long periods of time, you may want to invest in a humidifier to keep the orchid plant happy.

Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos for bathroom

These houseplants are super common and you might already have one in your home. Their bright. Green leaves and dangling vines make them popular for use in hanging pots or in places where you want the cascading leaves as a feature. It’s very easy to grow – which is why it’s so common – and loves the environment found in most bathrooms.

The particular plant dislikes direct sun and dryness, so a moist environment with indirect light is ideal. In fact, pothos are one of the plant types that you can actually hang inside the shower and it will be perfectly happy.

Spider Plant

Bathroom Spider plant

Spider plants are another type of low/no maintenance plant that can thrive in the bathroom. They do well in low light and must be kept out of direct sunlight. Some humidity will also make them happy. Watering them once or twice a week is enough but they also would be happy hanging in a shower.

These plants are also said to filter the air, removing carbon monoxide and other harmful particles. Even better, spider plants continually sprout buds or “spiderettes” at the end of their stems, which can be cut off and propagated. Because they’re so hard to kill, spider plants are ideal for people who have had little success with houseplants.


Bromeliads for bathroom

Originating in the tropics, bromeliads are an exotic plant that adds a special look to the bathroom. Unlike most common houseplants, bromeliads can have a slightly prehistoric appearance thanks to their thick, long spiky foliage that is often variegated and a spiked flower in the middle.

These blooms last longer than most fleeting types of blossoms and add color to the bathroom. While these are best grown in a greenhouse, the bathroom can be a suitable location for these plants too – if there is bright but indirect light. If there’s no window or a very low level of light, a grow light can solve that problem. Some varieties of bromeliads grow better in low light than others because their natural habitat is on the forest floor. Whatever kind you choose, the bathroom should have plenty of humidity for these plants to thrive.

Heartleaf Philodendron

Heartleaf Philodendron

If your bathroom has very little or no natural light, you can still have plants like the Heartleaf Philodendron. Named for its heart-shaped leaves, this is a trailing plant that is perfect for hanging baskets or on a post or trellis. These easy-care beauties adore the humidity and can thrive in the bathroom.

They do need regular watering but will reward you by growing bigger oi the humidity is good. Like spider plants, philodendrons are known for helping clean the air. If you’re looking for a plant to keep in the shower, this is a good choice!

Some plants do well in spaces with low light, some need high humidity levels, some need lots of space, etc. Some of the best plants for low light environments are the alow, the bamboo, the orchid, the snake plant and the spider plant.

Another thing to take into consideration is where you’ll be placing these plants. A nice option is the countertop. It’s ideal for small plants. You can also place them by the tub, on the windowsill, in a corner, on a shelf or you can hang them on the wall. There are lots of options so now all you have to do is choose the plants you want to include in your bathroom décor.{image sources:1, 2, 3}.

The Aloe (Aloe Vera).

A good place for an aloe plant is close to the window but not in direct sunlight
Use a transparent container to show off the interesting shape of this plant
Any free corner or surface would be great as long as there’s some sunlight

Aloe Vera is a succulent plan species and it has been widely grown as an ornamental plant. Although it needs some amount of sunlight, the alow plant can burn under too much sun and this makes it a great candidate for the bathroom. It doesn’t need lots of water to survive so the humidity should be fairly enough to keep it healthy.{image sources 1, 2, 3}.

The Bamboo plant (Bambuseae).

Place the plant by the window and it will grow towards the light
Because bamboo grows relatively tall, you should find a place for it on the floor
The bamboo almost dissapears into the background with all the cheery colors
Make a modern statement with a pot of lucky bamboo
There’s plenty of space for plants in small bathrooms if you keep the décor simple

Bamboos are some of the fastest growing plants in the world so take this into consideration if you decide to use it as an ornamental species. There are ways to control the growth of bamboo plants. For example, you can surround them with a physical barrier. You can also control their shape and create all sorts of interesting designs.{image sources: 1, 2, 3}.

Orchids (Orchidaceae)

Because it’s a relatively small plant, the orchid would look great in the sink
Place it on the countertop by the mirror to add some freshness to the bathroom
The beautiful and graceful flowers will cheer up any décor
Choose a white orchid for a bright bathroom to maintain an airy look
Orchids are perfect for modern interiors because of their subtle elegance
Another good place for an orchid is by the tub

Orchids are one of the largest families of flowering plants with more than 20,000 species. They do well in warm and humid environments and they’re all beautiful ornamental plants. All orchids are perennial herbs so you’ll only get to enjoy them for part of the year. Their flowers feature a variety of colors. White orchids are among the most popular.{image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,and 6}.

Snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata)

The snake plant is perfect for the space under the sink
The shape of this plant makes it wonderful for the corner spaces
You can place it on the countertop, although when it grows tall it should stay on the floor
This little corner by the tub is a perfect place for the plant

The snake plant, also called mother-in-law’s tongue (feel free to guess why) or Saint George’s sword is a species of flowering plant which needs little light and water to survive. It’s a great corner plant and a wonderful air purifier. It is widely used as an ornamental plant in both indoor and outdoor environments.{image sources: 1, 2, 3 and 4}.

The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Because of the shape, the spider plant looks great on a pedestal such as this one

Spider plant is a common name for several different plants but, most commonly, we use it to refer to Chlorophytum comosum. This one is also called airplace plant and it’s a flowering perennial herb. It grows to about 60 cm high and it has long narrow leaves. It’s a popular houseplant, mainly because it’s very easy to care for.

Vertical planters.

If you don’t have tiles on the walls, find a way to prevent the mosture from damaging them
You don’t necessarily need big plants to get the look you want
Some planters are specifically designed to be mounted vertically
A gorgeous vertical planter that fits perfectly in this modern bathroom
This lush green wall includes a variety of plants such as ferns and lavender
Be creative and find ways to bring nature into the bathroom

If you really want your bathroom to look like a spa, then you’ll need more than just a little potted plant. You might want to consider having a vertical planter or a green wall. For example, you can use the wall adjacent to the tub, although the warmth might be too much for some species so choose carefully. Such a feature requires constant attention and care.{image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5}.


A tree with big leaves does well in the corner, surrounded by natural light

Having a tree in your home is definitely something special. In spaces such as the living room there might be enough space for a big tree with a think trunk but the bathroom space is usually limited so if you insist on having a tree in there you should pick something smaller.

Hanging plants.

Hang a plant above the tub. It’s practical and you save floor space
If possible, find a way to hang the plants in front of the window

Hanging plants are very popular and appreciated because they’re some of the most practical types. You can save a lot of space with a hanging plant if you actually hang it from the ceiling or from a hook. You can experiment and find interesting ways to display hanging plants in your bathroom.

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