Adding bathroom plants is a great way to spice up the décor in, what can be, a fairly plain room. The moist conditions of a bathroom might seem ideal for caring for plants, but it’s important to choose wisely, as some types of plants don’t do as well in humid conditions. Yes, you could get an artificial plant or two, but there’s something lovely about adding life to a room with real greenery.  Plus, real plants can also have air purifying benefits; they add oxygen to a room and can even remove toxins from the air.

So, let’s talk through 6 plants that you could add to your bathroom. Ready? Let’s go.

6 Plants to Add to Your Bathroom


The fern plant is one of the most popular indoor plants, and it’s a particularly good option for the bathroom. The fern is native to tropical rainforests and thrives in humid conditions, which makes it perfect for steamy bathrooms. Because it naturally grows in shady places, it does well in low light, so it’s a great option for bathrooms that don’t let in much natural light. Just give it occasional intervals in indirect sunlight and it should grow nicely. A fern is a great, simple option for adding some greenery into your bathroom and looks fab on the windowsill or on the side of the bath.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant

The snake plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is a great option for bathrooms as it’s incredibly low maintenance and can grow in almost any condition. It can handle low levels of light, so it’s perfect for bathrooms with less natural light. This plant needs little water, so even the moisture in the air created by your shower could be enough to keep it happy. It’s the perfect low maintenance plant; even those with the blackest of thumbs can keep one alive! It’s also a great air purifying plant, as it filters out toxins like formaldehyde and ammonia, which can make their way into the air from things like bathroom cleaning products.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

The spider plant is another great low maintenance plant that can work well in the bathroom. While it prefers bright, indirect light, it can still grow in low light conditions. It’s a very adaptable plant that can thrive in various environments, so it’s ideal for the changing temperatures of your bathroom. It’s also great at cleansing the air and removing fumes and odours, which is ideal for the bathroom. Spider plants are a fab way to add a pop of green into the bathroom, and they look great on a windowsill or in a hanging planter.

Pink Orchid


An orchid blossom is a lovely flowering plant that’s perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your bathroom.  Orchids naturally grow in moist environments, so the bathroom is the perfect place for it to thrive. It needs a certain amount of indirect light, so it’s best to keep it nearby a window. Orchids are fairly compact and can sit comfortably on a windowsill or on the corner of the bath, so they’re a great option if you have a smaller bathroom.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily

The peace lily is an elegant flowering plant that can make a striking statement in your bathroom. It tends to cope well in low light conditions, as long as it is given occasional bursts of indirect sunlight. It flourishes well when placed next to the shower, as the humidity and moisture mirrors the tropical conditions it is native to. It’s also been shown to be an excellent air purifying plant, as it breaks down toxins in the air like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. Just be careful if you’re a pet owner, as this plant is toxic to cats and dogs.

English Ivy Plant

English Ivy

The English ivy plant is a leafy, trailing plant that can be a great addition to your bathroom décor. It grows best in moist conditions, and it thrives in low to moderate light, so it’s perfect for bathrooms that don’t have much natural light. Ivy has also been shown to be an effective air purifier and it even helps to remove mould spores from the air! Ivy can be a gorgeous plant for your bathroom; it’s lovely placed on a high ledge, or in a hanging basket that lets the leaves trail down.

And there you have it. 6 plants you can add to your bathroom. I hope this was helpful to some of you and if anyone knows of any other plants that are great for the bathroom, remember to let me know in the comments!