It’s important to bear in mind that while the low light and high humidity in most bathrooms can make the perfect home for some plants, many others can barely last the duration of a shower without wilting. Follow our guide below so you can pick out your perfect botanical buddy.


Want to give your bathroom that luxury spa feel? Look no further than the orchid. Not only will it look serenely beautiful beside your sink or on your window ledge, the orchid thrives in warm and humid conditions.

Mother-in-law’s tongue

The Mother-in-law’s tongue, also known as the snake plant, is a great choice for the bathroom. Loving steamy, humid conditions, and able to thrive in low light, it is also a great air purifier, known for filtering out formaldehyde, commonly found in bathroom products. Plus, its long, vertical leaves mean it won’t be vying for space on your bathroom shelf.

Peace Lily

With its rich green, glossy leaves and beautiful white flowers, the peace lily would make an attractive addition to any bathroom. Thriving in low light conditions, the peace lily won’t thank you for being over-watered so the natural humidity of the bathroom will help to keep it moist without the need to water it too often. Peace lily is also one of the best plants for cleaning the air.

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