Houseplants have become increasingly popular over the past few years, so much so that it’s safe to say they’re a decorating staple. And the trend has officially extended to every room of the house—including the bathroom. It may seem like a weird place to keep your plants and show off your green thumb, but not only does putting plants in your bathroom turn it into your own personal oasis (seriously, a plant-filled bathroom is like a vacation in your own home!), your bathroom is actually a great environment to keep many plants, even some of the most popular ones out there like snake plants and fiddle leaf figs. The higher humidity levels help plenty of plants live their best lives, and there are options for sunny, natural-light-filled bathrooms and darker, windowless ones alike.
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According to plant resources like The Sill, Bloomscape, Costa Farms, and Urban Sprouts, these are some of the best houseplants to place in your bathroom, with plenty of options for all different light levels. Just choose the right varieties for your space, and these humidity-loving plants will be content.
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The self-propagating Pilea Peperomioides thrives in tropical environments, making it the perfect bathroom plant candidate. However, it will do better in a bathroom that has a window with bright to indirect light. Also referred to as a pancake or a UFO plant, the plant has flat, round leaves that make for a cute, playful display—it would look especially nice against the backdrop of some polka dot-printed towels or wallpaper!
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If you can’t resist a good trailing plant, the golden pothos will make itself and all its vines at home in your bathroom, where it will thrive in a more humid environment (the tips of its leaves will turn brown if the air is too dry!). This plant can handle anywhere from low to bright sunlight, so long as the light is indirect.
Mini Preserved Living Wall
Perhaps in your experience, the best bathroom plants are the ones that require zero effort… So if you’re looking for a decorative plant to liven up your bathroom wall that requires zero maintenance in order to thrive, opt for a “living wall.” The vibrant green moss has been preserved in its prime so you won’t have to do anything to keep it in tip-top shape. Simply hang it up.
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The aloe plant is a super low-key succulent that’s perfect for a first houseplant owner or anyone with a super busy lifestyle. All it really needs to thrive is access to bright light (indirect is fine, though direct sunlight will be better and might even make your plant yield coral-hued flowers), so place it in a sunny spot in your bathroom. It’s great for soothing sunburns and