If you’re a plant lover, you know there’s no better way to decorate your home than with gorgeous, air-purifying plants! That said, you’ll want to pay special attention when selecting plants for your bathrooms. These steamy rooms have extra moist conditions, so choosing plants that enjoy the additional humidity, or can withstand the constant change of temperature will be your best bet. Keep reading for my favorite bathroom-approved plants below.
The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
Peace Lilies have the amazing ability to absorb moisture from the air through their leaves, meaning they can survive with minimal to no watering. Lilies also require low amounts of light to grow, which is perfect if your bathroom has minimal lighting like many do. I suggest perching your Lily on a pedestal near the bathtub, or hanging them from the ceiling if you don’t have counter space available.
This elegant flowering plant can make a beautiful addition to any room, but be careful if you’re a pet owner, as this plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
The Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Also known as the ZZ plant, the Zanzibar Gem is almost indestructible. These beauties can withstand most growing conditions, inclusive of low watering, high humidity & low lighting exposure. ZZ’s require minimal maintenance, hence their nickname, the “Eternity Plant.” They should only be watered every one to two weeks due to their natural hardiness.
If you already own a ZZ plant, try moving it to your bathroom and watch that baby grow!
The Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
Since Ferns are native to tropical rain forests, they will always thrive in humid conditions. And in the case that your bathroom offers low light, have no fear! Ferns naturally grow in shady places, so they will fit in perfectly in the bathroom. When possible, give your Fern spurts of occasional indirect sunlight and it will stay happy and healthy year round.
Ferns offer the perfect aesthetic for a modern-bohemian style, and are ideal for a hanging planter. The next time you’re looking to change up your wall decor, consider hanging a lively Boston Fern instead and bring more green into your home!
The Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)
While I would consider these beauties a great conversation piece for any room, they are an extremely tolerant option for your bathroom. In fact, while living in a humid area, the Snake Plant’s gorgeous variegated leaves will need little to no water at all.
Bonus points: they are known to purify the air, which explains how they counteract toxins such as formaldehyde and ammonia found in cleaning products commonly used in bathrooms.
The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
This low-maintenance plant loves bright and indirect light, making a bathroom window the perfect spot to watch Spider pups grow and multiply! Another great reason to find these plants a home in your bathroom is due to their adaptability in various environments. This can be challenging for other plants due to the changing temperatures of your bathroom, but not the Spider Plant! They are known for cleansing the air and removing fumes and odors, which we can all agree is ideal for any bathroom.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my favorite air-purifying, humid-loving plants for your bathroom. Check out our shop to start growing your bathroom plant-love today!