Seven houseplants that can thrive in the bathroom

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There’s a wide range of moisture-loving plants that you can select if you want a touch of greenery in your bathroom. As long as there’s an entry of light in your bathroom, you’re safe. Here are some plants that can thrive in wet and shaded areas like lavatories.  

Eternity plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

From its name, the eternity plant or the ZZ plant is one of the easiest plants to grow and is a plant that’s hard to kill due to its tolerance to the low light environment. For busy house plant growers, this aroid is great to tend as it only requires minimal water and light. 

Orchids (Orchidaceae)

Orchids love the steamy bathroom surroundings and thrives well in humid areas. Among the numerous varieties of orchids, Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, and Paphiopedilums are three of the less difficult species to raise. Just make sure to provide them with bright light from your bathroom window. 

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

This spider is low maintenance and is also one of the best plants in combating indoor air pollution. This grows well in the confined spaces of a restroom. Spider plants can thrive in sunny or shady environments, but take note that they love moist soil better. 

Air plants (Tillandsia)

Air plants are one of the world’s easiest plants because they do not need soil at all. Tillandsias get moisture from the air, especially in wet spaces like the bathroom. One only needs to spray these air plants with water as needed. 

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Snake plant, also referred to as the mother-in-law’s tongue or lady’s finger, is another plant that you could grow without a sweat. This can last long and does not need much water as long as they are stored in humid, low-light areas like a bathroom. They grow fast, hence, there’s a need to observe their growth to know if they already need repotting.

Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

This plant is a non-bamboo species yet is called lucky bamboo due to its appearance that is similar to the tall grass. This is also a popular house plant that growers can grow in diverse lighting conditions. 


With all of its varieties normally seen in forests, ferns love indirect light and moisture as it makes them feel in their natural habitat. This makes them fit for a bathroom setting, too. You can either hang them or place them in pots. 

Although people normally store houseplants in living rooms, hallways, or empty spaces at home, benefits that come along with raising plants in the bathroom includes not only eliminating air toxins and bacteria, but also turning your bathroom into a relaxing, zen-like space. 

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