Houseplants That Would Love to Live in Your Bathroom


These plants will thrive in these conditions and look amazing while doing it!

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Do you want to make your bathroom more beautiful? Finding Houseplants for your bathroom is easier than you think!

Houseplants are a great way to add some life and color to any room. They’re also perfect for bathrooms because they help filter the air, absorb moisture, and reduce allergens! I’ve put together this list of 6 houseplants that would love to live in your bathroom. These plants will thrive in these conditions and look fabulous while doing it!

I’ve gathered a list of my 6 favorite houseplants for your bathroom! These houseplants will flourish and pretty up your bathroom because even this room deserves a little love and greenery!

I love having houseplants in my bathroom! It adds so much character and a sense of “freshness” to a relatively plain space. We have an Aloe Plant, Spider Plant, Calathea Whitestar, ZZ, and a Tradescantia zebrina. Bathrooms have tricky environments: low light, high moisture, and warm temperatures, so finding a houseplant that can thrive in this room could be a difficult task but don’t worry, I have you covered! Tropical plants are often the best for this environment because of their resiliency and love for moisture. However, there are a few non-tropical houseplants that would love to live in your bathroom, too!

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6 Houseplants That Would Love to Live in Your Bathroom

Get one of these plants today (or all six!) and enjoy the benefits of having them around every day. Your bathroom will be healthier, prettier, and happier than ever before. Plus, you’ll have an excuse to spend time there even when you don’t need it 😉

1) Snake Plant

Formally known as the Sansevieria, the Snake Plant is an excellent choice for any home environment, especially a bathroom, due to its adaptability.

It is incredibly tolerant. It’s been called nearly impossible to kill, and if kept in a humid bathroom, they might need little to no water whatsoever. They are also known to filter toxins from the air, perfect to counteract bathroom cleaning products.

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2) Dracaena

With over 40 varieties to choose from, finding a Dracaena reflexa that fits your bathroom decor is simple.

Because Dracaena’s should never be placed in direct sunlight, bathrooms are an excellent choice for these plants. This plant also prefers high humidity levels, and as a slow grower, it can stay in one spot without maintenance for long periods of time. 

3) N-Joy Pothos (a specific variety of Pothos)

It has smaller leaves than standard Pothos Plants. They are also unique in coloring because they are white & green rather than entirely green, like Devil’s Ivy. They grow rather slowly, but they look beautiful in a hanging planter, and they are a slower-growing variety.

They are extremely versatile, love humidity, and require no special care; Pothos plants tolerate low light but grow well in all types and prefer moist soil.

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4) Tillandsias

Tillandsias, often called air plants, do not require soil to grow, meaning they are perfect for various environments. Please keep them in your shower window, where you can easily spray them with water on occasion, or hang your air plants in a planter in spritz often.

You can have 3 shipped to your house for under $20 on Amazon.

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5) Devil’s ivy (a specific variety of Pothos)

With its well-known capabilities of purifying the air, Devil’s Ivy beautiful and practical addition to a bathroom. They are extremely versatile and require no special care; Pothos tolerate low light but grow well in all types and prefer moist soil. Because it can grow quite rapidly, hanging it from a shelf or ceiling allows the vines to trail down and grow naturally. It is also called Devil’s vine or Devil’s ivy because it is almost impossible to kill, and it stays green even when exposed to limited lighting.

Devil’s Ivy is a hardy, carefree houseplant relatively laidback as one of the easiest plants to grow. The plant can reach about four inches in length indoors, a great decoration for bathrooms with windowsills. This is also an excellent place for your Devil’s Ivy because it needs sunlight.

Note: Devil’s Ivy is toxic, so keep it out of reach of children and pets. However, we have one hanging in our home, and it is so pretty and bright!

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6) ZZ Plant

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia, also known as a ZZ plant or Eternity Plant, can survive in low-light conditions and requires little to no maintenance. This plant should only be watered every one or two weeks, and because of its hardiness, it is also nearly impossible to kill. Ours used to be in our sunroom, but since moving it to our bathroom, it has grown like crazy!

Bonus! #7 Spider Plant

Spider Plants are non-toxic to animals and great for reducing toxins in your home or office. They love humidity, so they thrive in bathrooms. If you notice the leaves’ ends turning brown, give it a tad more water or move it to a location with higher humidity >> aka Your Bathroom!

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Another Bonus! #8 Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia amoena)

Dumb Cane houseplants not only make a good candidate for your bathroom but are also great for new plants and homeowners because they are insanely resilient and will most likely survive a little neglect. In addition, they like high humidity and bright indirect light. They will also do well in low-light, but they won’t grow nearly as fast.

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1) Snake Plant| 2) Dracaena |3) N-Joy Pothos |4) Tillandsias | 5) Devil’s Ivy | 6) ZZ Plant

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  1. I like the pathos idea. Going to try this in our bathroom.

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      Awesome! Let me know how it goes!

  2. Hi, you don’t mention the plant on your cover picture. Why isn’t on your liste of plants?

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      I have so many plants – over 100! 🙂 These are just a few plants that would love bathroom environments. The Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia amoena) is another great one for a bathroom. Thanks for reading and following along!

  3. Devil’s Ivy it’s also called Money Plant, here where I live now in Middle East

    1. Really? They are two very different plants in the Pacific Northwest of the US.

  4. What soil do you use for Pathos plants?

    1. Ren Lenhof Author says:

      I have a well-draining planter (or rocks at the bottom of the planter to help with drainage) and I fill it with a soil mixture with a ratio of 70-20-10: soil, perlite, peat moss/coconut coir.

  5. Do you have plants that don’t require any light. I have no windows in my bathroom and would love to have plant’s in there. I have two one with shower and one without.

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