The Best Indoor Plants For Bathrooms

24 March 2017

Bringing the nature indoors, plants help to turn bathrooms into calming and relaxing environments and less commonly known provide the additional benefit of filtering the air of harming toxins.

Before you pick your leafy addition for your bathroom you’ll need to ensure it can survive in warm and humid environments.

To help you choose, we’ve put together a list of the best plants for bathrooms and what to look out for before purchasing.

1. Snake Bathroom Plants

The snake plant has stiff pointy leaves with a yellow border that can grow as tall as 12 feet high when planted outside. Snake plants are one of the best for filtering the air of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene.

They are a popular house plant that is not only striking to look but also survive in most living conditions.

Requiring minimal light and water, they are easy to care for and can be left alone to flourish.


2. Ocean Spider Bathroom Plants

Another low maintenance option is the ocean spider plant As mentioned in the name this plant has floppy thin leaves that as they grow smaller leaves dangle from the mother plant that look like spiders on a web.They help to remove odours andfilter the air the of formaldehyde, xylene.

This fast growing plant thrives with occasional watering and indirect sunlight.

They also make a great bathroom hanging plant.


3. Aloe Vera Bathroom Plants

A great option for plant beginners, the aloe vera plant requires very minimal watering.

Its thick fleshy leaves store water and consist of a sap that is believed tohave healing properties that helps to provide relief to burns, bites and skin irritations.

If you’re choosing this plant for your bathroom place it in bright area that has indirect sunlight or artificial light


4. English Ivy Bathroom Plants

If you have a large bathroom window that provides a lot of natural sunlight, The English Ivy Plant is a great low maintenance option. It grows quickly in warm and humid conditions and duringin the growing stag requires regular watering.

It is believed to filter benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene from the air and also makes a beautiful bathroom hanging plant and or left growing along your windowsill.

Although it can be found almost anywhere it should be noted that it has been known to cause problems in humans and animals when eaten.



5. Orchid Bathroom Plants

Native to tropical climates, orchids love the humid and moist environments of bathrooms provide.

Their beautiful and delicate appearance helps to create a relaxing spa-like environment and

To look after orchids watering them no more than once a week. They also prefer to be kept in areas with a lot of light.


6. Peace Lily Bathroom Plants

Known as one of the top filtering plants, peace lilies are believed to remove most common household toxins including formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia. To

To look after peace lilies place them in a bright and ensure the soil moist by watering it once it feels dry.

Not as innocent as its name – Peace lilies are mildly toxic so should be kept out of reach of small children.


7. Alocasia bathroom plants

If you’re wanting a statement plant for your bathroom the Alocasia he striking arrowhead shaped leaves are sure the catch the eye.

As a native plant in the tropical areas most commonly the Philippines they enjoy the humid environments bathrooms provide and thrive in indirect bright indirect sunlight and weekly watering.

It should be noted the Alocasia Plant can be toxic to humans and animals and so keep them out of reach to any young children or pets.


8. Fiddle Leaf Fig bathroom plants

The large green leaves of Fiddle Leaf Fig plants are a nice addition to bigger bathrooms that have a lot of humidity.

This popular quick growing house plant requires bright indirect light and watering weekly in warmer months to happy.

Similar to other plants this plant is toxic to cats and dogs so be sure to keep it out of reach or opt for a nontoxic plant if you have curious pets.

Fiddle leaf figs are also a great option for those in search of artificial plants for their bathrooms as they can often be hard to tell the difference.


What are the best bathroom hanging plants?

As mentioned above, some of our favourite bathroom hanging plants are english ivy and ocean spider.

There are also other hanging plant options including the bird nest fern and placing eucalyptus in your shower area.


To find out more about the best plants for bathrooms as part of our full design, supply and installation service call us or book a free design appointment with one of our friendly designers

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