The Best Houseplants for your Bathroom

Bathrooms deserve to be decorated with lush greenery just like every other room in the house – but it can be tricky to find a plant that thrives there. Low light, high humidity, high moisture levels and warm temperatures mean only certain houseplants will flourish. Tropical plants are often the best for this environment because of their resiliency and love for moisture. We have gathered a list of our favorite houseplants that will flourish and pretty-up your bathroom — because even this room deserves a little love and greenery too! Houseplants for your bathroom? We’ve got you covered:

Snake Plant

Snake plant - houseplants for your bathroom

Also known as Sansevieria, this plant is an excellent choice for any home environment. However, as it’s an adaptable and tolerant wee thing, it will do just fine in your bathroom. Another bonus is the fact that they filter toxins from the air which is perfect to absorb all the bathroom cleaning products.

Dracaena

Dracaena - houseplants for your bathroom

There are so many varieties to choose from, so finding one to fit your decor shouldn’t be a problem. Dracaena shouldn’t be placed in direct sunlight, this makes them a great choice for bathrooms. This plant also prefers high levels of humidity, and as it grows slowly, it can stay in one spot without maintenance for long periods of time.

ZZ Plant

ZZ plant - houseplants for your bathroom

Dubbed the ‘eternity plant’ because it can tolerate quite a bit of neglect and doesn’t mind low-light conditions, the ZZ plant boasts beautiful oval-shaped, glossy leaves that will bring a fresh and vibrant feeling to any bathroom.

Begonia

Begonia - houseplants for your bathroom

These pretty blooms do well indoors. In fact, in many climates, they must be overwintered inside – with the bathroom being one of the best locations to do just this. Begonias do best in fluorescent lighting, although they can survive when placed in window locations too (the exception being north-facing windows). They also require daily bathroom humidity or regular misting.

Spider Plant

Spider plant - houseplants for your bathroom

The spider plant helps remove odours, fumes and around 90% of formaldehyde from the air. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and requires little in the way of care. Because of this, they work well in bathrooms where they get either full sun or shade, although if plantlets fail to develop the plant is probably not getting enough light. Allow the top layer of the soil to dry out between waterings.

Heartleaf Philodendron

Philodendron - houseplants for your bathroom

This South American Native doesn’t require much light to thrive. It likes its soil to be kept damp, and while it will tolerate dry conditions, it loves humidity, making it the perfect plant to keep in a low-light bathroom. Best of all, you can train it to happily vine along a windowsill or shelf.

Note: Philodendrons are toxic to pets and children if ingested.

Peace Lily

Peace lily - houseplants for your bathroom

The old faithful! The peace lily is a striking flower, with glossy leaves and white blooms. It thrives in low light conditions, although it should be exposed to some indirect sunlight. To simulate the natural humidity of the tropics, a daily misting or position next to a steamy shower is a must for the peace lily.

Lucky Bamboo

Bamboo - houseplants for your bathroom

Lucky Bamboo needs little light to grow, and will benefit from being placed in rooms with low, indirect light. It doesn’t even need any soil – simply pop the stalk into a container filled with pebbles and water. Change the water every two to four weeks. Be warned that this is a fast growing plant, but you can curtail its growth by providing a physical barrier (such as a recessed shelf) or by shaping it regularly.

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