It’s fairly common to see houseplants in the kitchen, living room, and even the bedroom. But, plants aren’t often seen in the bathroom.

Partly this is due to the fact that if any room in the house is going to be devoid of windows, it’s the bathroom. The other common reason houseplants aren’t often seen in the bathroom is steam.

While the former can require a little bit of work to overcome, the latter is certainly not a reason to despair. There are a variety of steam-loving plants that thrive in the bathroom. In fact, sometimes keeping plants in there means less work for you because the high-moisture levels help naturally water your plants. Plus, because plants naturally clean the air, they can help rid your bathroom of any harmful particles or chemicals that are hangout your home spa.

3 Best Houseplants to Put in the Bathroom

Aloe Vera

Whether you keep it in the bathroom or somewhere else, aloe vera is the ultimate house plant. It not only adds a bit of greenery to your home and cleans the air, it provides a multitude of medicinal benefits. Like what? Next time you get a sunburn, simply crack open one of the leaves and rub the contents on your skin to get immediate relief.

Spider Plant

As long as your bathroom is fairly well-lit with natural light, a spider plant is a gift that keeps on giving. It’s incredible at removing impurities in the air, is incredibly hearty, and only needs to be watered once or twice a week.

Plus, spider plants continually sprout new buds that can be re-potted and/or given away.


Bamboo is a great choice for the bathroom especially if you’re low on natural light – as it can grow in practically any light level with no soil. All you need to keep this zen plant going is some water and a few pebbles.

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