best houseplants for the bathroom

7 Houseplants to Raise the Vibes in Your Bathroom

So, you hopped in the tub, tossed in a bath bomb, and got ready to relax, only to realize…your bathroom decor kinda sucks. Don’t worry, we have an instant fix to make your bathroom exponentially prettier! No, it’s not mini soaps shaped like seashells. Believe it or not, a lot of your favorite tropical houseplants are perfect for keeping in the bathroom. 

Tropical plants that hail from the rainforest are accustomed to warm humidity and shade from the canopy of trees overhead. These stylish houseplants will love soaking up the steam from your bathroom shower, keeping them looking perky and bright! And since they thrive off indirect sun, if you’ve only got one small window letting light into the room, they should hold up well. 


Turn your bathroom into a spa retreat with these houseplants!

If your bathroom is looking bland, these houseplants will help transform it into the ultimate chill zone, bringing on the relaxing tropical vibes we could all use a little more of in our lives. You can order them all right to your door through the Plant Decor Shop online store!


heart leaf philodendron plant for bathroom

Heartleaf Philodendron

Philodendron cordatum

People are always amazed at how quickly this trailing tropical will grow when it’s in the right conditions! The heart-shaped leaves cascade down long vines, making this philodendron a perfect plant for hanging baskets or on top of cabinets. All that shower steam will be great for the leaves, but it also helps to wipe them down with a damp cloth every month to keep dust from building up. If you buy a smaller plant, pinching new growth will help make it bushier, so it doesn’t just have a couple of extra-long vines. At the tip of a stem where new growth has appeared, pinch off the stem just above the node (the little bump at the base). This will encourage two new stems to sprout where there was only one before.


variegated pothos in terracotta pot plant for bathroom

Variegated Pothos

Epipremnum aureum

Pothos are pretty elite in the world of plants—especially the variegated varieties. They’re easy to grow, they produce long, elegant vines, and the different options are countless, making them one of the best houseplants for the bathroom! There’s an undeniably cool, sophisticated look to any plant splashed with white or silver, and cultivars like Snow Queen and N’Joy totally nail the look. If you’re into minimalist color palettes and cool simplicity, these variegated pothos are the perfect decor accent for your gleaming white bathroom. Designer tip: train the vines of these quick-growing houseplants to climb up your bathroom mirror! 


hoya carnosa wax plant for bathroom

Wax Plant

Hoya carnosa

If you’ve got your heart set on flowering houseplants for your bathroom, you gotta get the Hoya carnosa! They bloom in clusters of little pink flowers with red centers, bringing a romantic look that’s sweet and feminine. The shiny, waxy leaves of this distinctive plant grow along long stems that look absolutely incredible when they’re trained around a hoop trellis. Plus, they’re cat-friendly, so if you’re worried about your feline friend taking a bite out of it, they won’t run the risk of getting an upset tummy.


selaginella gold fern plant for bathroom

Selaginella Gold Fern

Selaginella kraussiana

Like many of our favorite ferns, the selaginella has frilly foliage with tons of texture and dimension. This houseplant’s vibrant green leaves have a warm golden cast, bringing some sunny, positive vibes into your bathroom—perfect for when you’re soaking in the tub and listening to your favorite chill lo-fi beats playlist! This fern does tend to like a little bit more light than some of the other plants on this list, though, but as long as there’s some bright, indirect light streaming in for at least 5 hours per day, it should be happy.


prayer plant maranta leuconara plant for bathroom

Prayer Plant

Maranta leuconeura

You’ll definitely love hanging out in your bathroom with one of these fascinating houseplants! It’s constantly moving, slowly lifting and lowering its leaves as the day progresses. You’ll leave the room for a few hours, come back in, and suddenly it will have changed position! You can’t help but start to think of it as a pet after a while. If you water your plants with tap water, we recommend letting it sit out for a few days before watering your maranta prayer plant. This helps the minerals evaporate, so they don’t build up in your plant’s soil and stress out the plant.


sansevieria hahnii snake plant for bathroom

Snake Plant

Sansevieria hahnii

The snake plant is one of the most popular low-light houseplants for the bathroom because its upright growth makes it easy to fit into narrow spaces. But if you’re worried about it looking too common or generic, don’t worry—there are so many cool varieties to choose from! Sunny Star is streaked with long, vertical golden stripes along with its leaves, while Misty Star has subtle silver stripes that look like chalk, running horizontally. Forest Star has similar chalk marks, except they’re thicker and have more of a cool pastel mint color. Resist the urge to overwater your sansevieria, as they like their soil to dry out completely before watering.


peperomia frost plant for bathroom

Peperomia Frost

Peperomia caperata

Peperomia is a surprisingly tough plant that can withstand getting knocked over without suffering too much damage. So, if you’ve got a small bathroom and tend to bump into things, a Peperomia Frost is a worthy addition to your decor! Its leaves have a silvery, frosted effect that makes its emerald green veins really stand out. These houseplants won’t grow too big, so you won’t have any trouble finding a spot to place it in even the tiniest of bathrooms. Peperomia doesn’t like bright, direct light and prefers it to be indirect or diffused by a curtain. Allow the soil to dry out between watering. 

Ready to transform the cold, sterile atmosphere of your tiled bathroom with some fresh, vibrant houseplants? Browse Plant Decor Shop for more plants to bring some good vibes into your space. We’ve got plants suitable for every room in the house and every skill level! Go ahead and scroll through our different categories, like pet friendly, low light, or low maintenance, to find exactly what you need.


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