The Best Plants To Keep In Your Bathroom, According To An Expert

If you've spent any time on Instagram or watched even one YouTube beauty tutorial, you may have noticed that all the coolest women seem to have plants in their bathrooms. Naturally, these green-draped self-care oases are a source of envy for anyone who considers their daily skincare routine to be an almost spiritual practice, but how do you know if the plants you're bringing into your bathroom are actually good for that specific space? Nothing will kill your calming-chic vibe like a bunch of dead plants, which is why we enlisted the help of Joyce Mast, Bloomscape's Plant Mom, and her over 40 years of horticulture and floriculture experience.

According to Mast, when it comes to picking plants that will thrive in your bathroom, you should look for ones that like extra moisture and can handle lower light. Aside from simply contributing to enviable Instagram photos and making your bathroom a more serene spot, Plant Mom points out that there are other advantages to putting plants in this particular room. "Another benefit of having plants in your bathroom is their ability to reduce the excess ambient moisture which can prevent mold and mildew issues," she explains. They can also purify the air, Mast says, which can make your bathroom even more of a haven.


Ahead, Mast shares some of these moisture-loving, low-light-utilizing indoor plants that will be amazing additions to your bathroom. She even relays some tips on how to take care of these bathroom plants.

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Bird's Nest Fern

"This lush and tropical plant enjoys low to medium light, is easy to care for, pet-friendly, and loves a bit of extra humidity so place this one in a windowed bathroom or kitchen. Tip: Never pour water in the center or crown since it will rot, but only under the leaves and onto the soil."
Bloomscape Bird's Nest Fern, $35.00 Buy

Kimberly Queen Fern

"A compact and easy-to-care-for foliage plant, the Kimberly queen fern grows upright, making it perfect for hanging baskets. A low-maintenance plant, this fern will enjoy regular mistings and warmer temperatures and will, in turn, clean and filter the air of pollutants and toxins — perfect for any bathroom or large shower!"
Bloomscape Kimberly Queen Fern, $65.00 Buy

Spider Plant

"Fun and whimsical, with long, curved leaves, the Spider plant makes a statement anywhere — on top of a medicine cabinet or showing off its lovely arching leaves as a hanging plant in your bathroom. The Spider plant is also known to be one of the highest air purifiers and humidity removers from the air, making it a healthy addition to your bathroom area as well."
Bloomscape Spider Plant, $35.00 Buy

Calathea Medallion

"This Calathea originates from the tropical rainforests in South America and thrives in consistently moist soil and higher humidity making it the perfect plant to add to your bathroom and shower area. It is well-known for its striking patterned foliage. This eye-catching plant has painterly marks of pink and white on dark green leaves with purple tones on the underside of the leaves."
Bloomscape Calathea Medallion, $65.00 Buy

Philodendron Heartleaf

"This fast-growing, easy, vining plant has graceful, heart-shaped leaves that are a dark and glossy green color. This full, trailing plant is perfect on top of bookshelves or in a plant hanger where its vines can 'spill' out. Because it is incredibly forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering, it's a great plant for rooms with limited light and humidity, like the bathroom!"
Bloomscape Philodendron Heartleaf, $35.00 Buy


"Whether you prefer the stunning silvery green Sansevieria Moonshine or the more traditional Sanseveria, this plant is an excellent candidate for the bathroom with the special ability to filter household toxins from the air, including formaldehyde, found in many cosmetics and cleaning products. Also, this plant is able to withstand high humidity and low light."
Bloomscape Sansevieria, $150.00 Buy
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