10 Houseplants that are Suitable for the Bathroom


The bathroom is suitable site for your houseplants which love moisture. The humid, warm and low light conditions existing in the bathroom are suitable for most tropical plants. However ,avoid overcrowding.

For the small bathroom, you can incorporate a hanging basket, place houseplants on the window sill, on a table (bench) or display them in a wall mounted holder. A floor standing plant will be excellent for a large well-lit bathroom.

These houseplants are excellent for a bathroom

  1. Pothos (Scindapsus aureus)
  2. Houseplant, Pothos Plant

    Pothos are popular houseplants that easily adapt to a wide range of growing conditions. They can be grown in a hanging basket or as a specimen plant on a table or pedestal. Pothos will thrive in the low light high humidity conditions.

  3. Nerve Plants (Fittonia sp)
  4. Houseplant, Nerve Plant, Fittonia sp

    Fittonia Plants are easy to grow under room conditions when provided with warmth and abundant moisture around the leaves. They will flourish in the warm and moist conditions that exist in the bathroom. Fittonia Plants commonly called Nerve Plants, Net plants, Lace leaf or Snakeskin are easily recognisable from their leaves which bear a prominent network of white, pink or red veins.

  5. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
  6. Houseplant, Peace Lily

    The moist and warm conditions in the bathroom are suitable for Peace Lily. Place it near a window or in a brightly lit spot and it will thrive. Peace Lily is also known for its air cleaning properties.

  7. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  8. Houseplant, Spider Plant

    A hanging basket of Spider Plant is an excellent choice for a bathroom. Place it in a well-lit spot and it will thrive in the moist bathroom conditions. Spider Plant is also a good indoor air cleaner.

  9. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata
  10. Houseplant, Snake Plant

    Snake Plants easily adapt to a wide variations in the growing conditions including the low lit and humid bathroom conditions. Snake Plant is also known for improving indoor air quality.

  11. Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
  12. Houseplant, Bird's Nest Fern, Asplenium Fern

    Bird's Nest Fern is native to the warm, moist, tropical rains forest, therefore the moist humid bathroom conditions are ideal for this plant. Bird's Nest Fern can be grown as a focal point plant or in a hanging basket.

  13. Chinese Evergreen Plant (Aglaonema sp)
  14. Houseplant, Chinese Evergreen Plant, Aglaonema sp

    Chinese Evergreen Plants are easily adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. Even in poorly lit spots, which is a common feature in most bathrooms, it will easily adapt. Chinese Evergreen is also known to be effective in cleaning indoor air of benzene and formaldehyde.

  15. Creeping Moss (Selaginella spp)
  16. Houseplant, Creeping Moss, Selaginella spp

    Creeping Moss is an excellent choice for a bathroom. The tiny leaves will shrivel in ordinary room conditions. The warm, moist bathroom conditions mimick the conditions in its natural habitat. Several varieties of Creeping Moss are available where some are trailing and others bear upright stems.

  17. Radiator Plant (Pepperomia caperata)
  18. Houseplant, Radiator Plant, Peperomia caperata

    Radiator Plants are moisture-loving houseplants which will thrive in the warm, moist bathroom conditions. Radiator Plants' beautifully colored and patterned foliage is an excellent addition to any houseplants collection.

  19. English Ivy (Hedera helix
  20. Houseplant, English ivy

    English Ivy is an easy to grow houseplant which easily adapts to a wide range of growing conditions. It can be grown in a hanging basket, on table or on a pedestal where the stems are allowed to trail downwards to display its beauty. English Ivy is also known for its air purification properties where it gets rid of most of the indoor air pollutants.

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