Searching for the best plants for bathrooms? Look no further. The warm, steamy conditions of your bathroom create the ultimate climate for these 10 indoor plants. Permission to turn up the heat and enjoy a hot shower.


1. Bird’s nest fern

Asplenium nidus

For a bold, lush and vibrant addition to your bathroom, the glossy, sword-shaped fronds of the bird’s-nest fern are just the ticket. The crinkle factor of the foliage is dictated by the amount of light your plant gets. With more light, your plant will have crinkled leaves. With less light, your plant’s leaves will be flatter. Shop bird's nest ferns.

2. Bromeliads


Bromeliads come in many forms and colours, but whichever you choose, you’ll love how it will add a touch of the tropics to your bathroom. Bromeliads are low care and watering is easy too: simply fill the cup at the base of the leaves. Just be sure to empty it out weekly as the stagnant water can attract bugs. Shop bromeliads.

3. Spider plant

Chlorophytum comosum

The spider plant is one of the most adaptable houseplants around and super simple to grow, making it a top pick for the houseplant newbie. The foolproof spider plant will grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems. It gets its name from the new growth (spiderettes) that dangle down from the plant, like spiders. Shop spider plants.


From left: Bird's Nest Fern, Vriesea Bromeliad and Spider Plant.


4. Phalaenopsis orchid

For instant bathroom luxe, few plants can compete with the style and grace of a Phalaenopsis orchid. As a native of tropical east Asia, the humidity of your bathroom mirrors its natural environment, and because it’s compact, it’s perfect for any bathroom - big or small - while it’s gorgeous flowers will last months on end. Shop Phalaenopsis orchids.

5. Peperomia

Peperomia are semi-succulents, which means they’re easy to care for. They can hold water in their fleshy stems and leaves, so are forgiving if you forget the occasional watering. Their small form and slow-growing nature means you also don’t need a lot of room to grow one. Some varieties make great hanging basket plants. Shop peperomias.


From left: Phalaenopsis Orchid and Peperomia.


6. Pothos

Epipremnum aureum

Also known as devil’s ivy, pothos boasts marbled, heart-shaped leaves. To make the most of this plant, raise it up, so it can tumble beautifully over the edges of its pot. Interesting fact: your pothos may lose its variegation if the light is too low. Only the green parts of the leaves make energy for the plant, so it will compensate for the lack of light by becoming greener. Shop pothos.

7. Rhipsalis

Although a member of the cacti family, Rhipsalis certainly doesn’t look like its desert-dwelling relatives, but it’s just as hardy. In its natural environment it generally grows an as epiphyte on trees, but is equally at home in a pot. Rhipsalis is an interesting plant to decorate your bathroom with, as the long, pencil-thin lime-green stems create a unique and interesting look. Shop Rhipsalis.

8. Peace Lily


Commonly known as peace lily or Madonna lily, the Spathiphyllum tops the list for air purity, filtering out more toxins than any other common indoor plant. It features striking white 'blooms', which are actually a leaf bract that grows like a hood over the real flowers. As a native to the tropics, a steamy bathroom is perfect for a spathiphyllum. If your bathroom gets a lot of light, your spathiphyllum will produce more ‘flowers’. Shop peace lilies.


From left: Devil's Ivy Pothos, Rhipsalis and Spathiphyllum.


9. Mother-in-law’s tongue


This hardiest of houseplants, Sansevieria is great at filtering household toxins from the air, including formaldehyde, which is found in many cosmetics and cleaning products. It’s also one of the toughest houseplants you’ll find, withstanding virtually any conditions. In a particularly humid bathroom, you may never need to water it at all. Shop Mother-in-law's Tongue.

10. Zanzibar Gem

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Commonly known as Zanzibar Gem or the ZZ Plant, this almost indestructible plant will put up with an amazing amount of neglect - so much so, it only needs to be watered four times a year. Zanzibar Gem boasts elegant oval leaves that will grace your bathroom for many years. Foliage may range from vibrant green to near-black depending on the variety. This plant is also almost pest free. Shop Zanzibar Gem.


From left: Sansevieria and Zanzibar Gem.


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