The Top 5 House Plants for Your Bathroom

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Searching for the perfect house plant for your bathroom can be a challenge. The most favorable types of house plants for your such area are essentially considered “low maintenance.” If you’re constantly on-the-go, these top five plants are the best options for your bathroom.


This most Zen-like plant can grow in almost any light and here’s the clincher: without any soil. All you simply have to do is place your bamboo to root in a container filled with a few inches of pebbles, then fill halfway with water, re-watering occasionally. If you’re feeling a bit fancy, then aim for the variety that consists of the twisted stalks.

Hanging plants over bathroom sink.


Referred to as “dragon plants”, the dracaena come in a few varieties. All of them are at risk of brown and dry leaf tips in low-humidity households. That’s just one of many reasons to consider this tropical plant for your bathroom. The natural humidity will keep both the plant and your space looking fresh and flawless.

Related Article: Top 5 House Plants for Dark Homes

Cast Iron Plant

Unlike a cast iron pot which is challenging to maintain, a cast iron plant is the opposite. It can grow in any low-light to bright filtered light area. When the light is too bright, however, the older leaves begin to turn brown. It’s suggested that you allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. The lower the light, the less often a cast iron plant needs to be watered.

Various house plants in a bathroom.


Also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue”, sansevieria is one of the easiest plants you can grow, which also makes it an ideal option for a bathroom. This low light plant helps to filter out formaldehyde, common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues, and even some cosmetics.

Related Article: The 5 Best House Plants for Small Spaces

Spider Plant

Don’t let the name deceive you. This hardworking houseplant prefers medium-light to work its magic — that is, removing various impurities like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air. It’s also considered to be low-key only required water once or twice a week. Sooner rather than later, you’ll be rewarded with new buds that you can either re-pot or perhaps gift to a neighbor.


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