Best Plants to Keep in Your Bathroom 2023

Yes, you heard that right—plants in bathrooms. We keep plants in other areas of the house, so why not add one of your busiest rooms to that list as well? Make 2023 the year you add plants to every room of your home!

The Benefits of Keeping Plants in Your Bathroom

Keeping plants in your bathroom can help improve air quality, a huge benefit considering the varying size of bathrooms ( and what goes on in there ). They can also help lower the risk of mold, because they absorb humidity.

That humidity from hot water also just happens to creates the perfect environment for some plants! This is perfect if you are a new plant parent or looking for more ,low maintenance plants.

Checkout this list of plants that thrive in humidity, don’t need much sunlight, or even some that can help reduce smells!

This is pretty much your full guide to starting the best bathroom plant collection.

Plants That Thrive in Humid Environments

Do you have a roommate that enjoys long hot showers? These plants will love them for it! Most plants love humidity, but these ones THRIVE with it.

Chinese Money Plant — Also called the Flying Saucer or Pancake Plant because of its unique leaves. This plant forms ‘pups’ along its roots that can be removed and planted to make more! It does great indoors and prefers bright indirect light.

Moth Orchid — There are lots of different colors to choose from, and these flowers bloom all year long. They love bright light, so it’s the perfect plant to have near a bathroom window.

Air Plant — These plants are very adaptable and do well in any part of the house. The perfect plant to hang if you don’t have too much shelf room in your bathroom.

Low Light Species for Windowless Bathrooms

For bathrooms that may have windows that don’t quite get sunlight or ones that don’t have windows at all, here are some plants that are better off without light in the first place.

Snake Plant — These plants are also drought tolerant, so it’s no big deal if you forget to water them every once in a while. They are also a great air-purifying plant!

Pothos — This is a popular houseplant for a reason. Pothos are great plants for beginners, and they can be grown in soil or in water. Propagating them is made easy thanks to this!

Spider Plant — Another popular beginner-friendly plant that is easy to propagate. They need moist soil in the warmer months, which makes a humid bathroom the perfect place for them.

Plants That Can Help Reduce Smells And Purify Air

Set the can of air freshener down—these plants have got you covered. And they’ll look good while doing it!

Boston Fern Plant — Also called Sword Fern, this plant grows in many tropical areas around the world. And they don’t need much light to thrive, so they’re perfect for windowless bathrooms, too.

Bamboo — Depending on the species, bamboo can do well in sunny or shady areas. It also acts as a natural humidifier. And keeping a stock in your house is considered to be good luck by many.

Aloe Vera — This plant cleans the air while you sleep! And it doesn’t hurt that you can use the leaves for things like healing burns or even add it to your diet.

Plants to Hang From Your Shower Head

Hanging plants from showerheads has become a popular trend. But what are the actual benefits of hanging eucalyptus and rosemary in your shower?

Eucalyptus trees are famous for giving off natural soothing oils. When put in the shower, the leaves release the oil, which can help in temporarily clearing congestion. This goes for any plant you hang from the shower head—the steam and heat from the shower releases oils from the leaves and makes your shower smell great.

You can group multiple plants together to create a “bath bouquet.” Think natural essential oils for this, and where they come from; rosemary, mint, lavender, and more.


Expanding Your Collection (Or Starting It)

I hope this helped you or taught you something new. There are so many benefits to owning and caring for plants, so why not spread that love to every room of a home?

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