The House Tour of Houseplants: Best Plants for Your Bathroom

The House Tour of Houseplants: Best Plants for Your Bathroom

Aug 16, 2021

When you think about decorating your bathroom, many neglect to think about adding plants into the mix of towels and trinkets. While many houseplants have a hard time surviving in the low light and high humidity conditions (not to mention bathrooms are constantly fluctuating in temperature), there are some houseplants that thrive in these conditions. 

Many tropical houseplants love humidity, can grow in various light levels, and are hardy enough to survive in the changing environment of bathroom. At Garden Goods Direct, houseplants are high up on our list of ways to spruce up your bathroom and make it a warm and inviting place to relax in a nice bath or wind down at the end of the day. Here are a 10 of our favorite plants for the bathroom:

philodendron leaves


Philodendron plants are an excellent choice for houseplant beginners because they are easy to care for and can handle many living conditions. Philodendron produces unique leaves that grow easily and become fast-growing when kept in high humidity.

These indoor plants thrive in bright, indirect light conditions and a pot with excellent drainage holes. When watering your philodendron, make sure you allow the top inch of their soil to dry before watering again. The easiest way to harm your plant is to overwater it. You will know if they have too much water if their leaf tips turn yellow.

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Spider Plant

Spider Plants are easy-to-grow indoor plants that go great in hanging baskets in your bathroom. Their bright green leaves have unique white stripes that spill over their pot, especially when used as a hanging plant. Your Spider Plant (chlorophytum comosum) prefers to be in bright, indirect light, a container with excellent drainage holes, and a well-draining potting mix.

The airplane plant is also air-purifying and will help keep the air in your bathroom toxin-free. The best way to know if you are overwatering your Spider ivy is if you notice browning leaf tips. If these plant's leaves have brown tips, odds are, you are overwatering them.

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Weeping Fig

If your bathroom is large enough or has extra floor space, adding a Weeping Fig tree would be a perfect choice. This is a beautiful plant that will dress up your bathroom with its upright growing habit and deep green leaves. This houseplant will thrive in bright, indirect light, a well-draining potting mix, and must have a pot with excellent drainage holes.

Weeping Fig trees love humidity, making them perfect for a bathroom; however, they do not like sudden temperature changes. Be sure to keep them away from any draft areas in your bathroom. Also, when watering your fig tree, make sure the top two inches of soil are completely dry to avoid overwatering.

golden pothos foliage

Golden Pothos

There are various Pothos plants to choose from, and almost all of them are great bathroom houseplants. However, we think Golden Pothos makes for an excellent choice. These plants love moderate to low, indirect light and can handle irregular watering with ease.

These plants don't have a preference for humidity, but extra humidity in the air won't hurt them. If you are looking for a fool-proof houseplant that is easy to grow and grows fast, Pothos is the best choice.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera not only makes a stunning addition to any bathroom space, but it doubles as a beauty tool! That's right; Aloe plants carry a gooey, sticky substance inside their leaves that can be used to help soothe skin, heal minor burns, hydrate, and more. It is essentially the purest form of aloe that you typically buy at the store.

Aside from their beauty benefits, they are succulents and can grow in very humid and dry environments with bright, direct light. For the best growing results, place your Aloe plant near a window in your bathroom.

watermelon peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia

Staying on trend with humidity-loving houseplants, Watermelon Peperomia is no different! These houseplants produce unique foliage that has deep green striping on light green leaves and resembles the coloring of a watermelon.

Along with humidity, this plant thrives in medium to bright, indirect light, and warm temperatures. You can help your Peperomia grow nice and strong by misting their leaves every so often.

peace lily flowers

Peace Lily

Peace Lily plants are tropical native outdoor plants and love humid environments, making them ideal as bathroom houseplants. Peace Lilies are one of the few houseplants that bloom flowers indoors, and they grow beautiful ivory-white flowers that are complemented by their large dark-green foliage. As long as your Peace Lily receives plenty of sunlight, it will bloom happily.

The most dramatic aspect of Peace Lily plants is that when their soil dries out, they wilt. They wilt so intensely that it may look like your plant is about to die but give it a good watering, and the following morning, your plant will look good as new. Add a beautifully blooming Peace Lily to your bathroom for the ultimate classy look.

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Bird's Nest Fern

Ferns are an excellent option for a bathroom plant, especially varieties like the Birds Nest Fern. Adding this plant to your space will instantly take you to a tropical paradise with its lettuce-shaped, bright green foliage. Bird's Nest Ferns (Asplenium nidus) prefer to be in a north-facing windowsill, in a well-draining potting mix, and a container with excellent drainage holes.

Do not forget to fertilize your Fern during their growing season with a liquid fertilizer. Doing so will ensure they grow indoors to their fullest potential. If you are looking for beautiful and tropical indoor plants, Bird's Nest Ferns are the right choice for you.

snake plants

Snake Plant

Snake plants (dracaena trifasciata) produce sword-like leaves that grow a variety of inches tall. These easy-to-grow houseplants are also known as Mother in Law's Tongue plants. Snake plants are ideal for bathroom plants because they can thrive in any humidity level and tolerate low light or bright, indirect light. You must plant your indoor plant in a well-draining potting mix and a container with excellent drainage holes.

Another plus about owning a Snake Plant is that they are air-purifying plants. These houseplants will remove toxins from the air in your home, like carbon dioxide. Adding a Sansevieria trifasciata to your bathroom will add a beautiful touch of greenery because of their bright green leaves. No matter how good you are at taking care of houseplants, you will be able to care for a snake plant.

orchid blooming flowers


Orchid plants can be a little fussy when taking care of them, but they do well as bathroom plants. Orchids bloom pink and white flowers and will add a pop of color to any space. One reason why growing Orchids in a bathroom is ideal is that they thrive in humidity and do not in dry air. They prefer their soil to be on the drier side and can be kept in various amounts of lighting conditions.

Orchid tropical flowering plants grow in low light conditions but prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight. If you have a windowsill, you could place your plant facing the window on the sill, and that would be its most ideal location.

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House plants are an easy way to add instant charm and life to your home. With so many different types of indoor house plants, you can let your creative style shine! As America’s number one online plant nursery, we take pride in the quality of our plants and service. When you buy your houseplant online with Garden Goods Direct, have confidence knowing that each plant has received Woodie’s Seal of Approval.