10 Plants That Will Grow Better in Your Bathroom

1. Orchids


Orchids, while a tad bit on the temperamental side, pack so much tropical punch - after all, they keep their gorgeous flowers for months on end. The damp, warm conditions in most bathrooms are a perfect environment for these pretty plants, which grow in bark instead of soil and prefer for that material to be damp but not wet.

2. Golden Pothos

One of the most popular indoor vining plants is pothos, or Epipremnum aureum. It comes in a variety of leaf sizes, colors, and variegations. As long as it stays out of direct sunlight and its soil doesn't dry out, it is a low-maintenance beauty that is exceptionally pretty in a hanging basket or on a high shelf where it can trail to its heart's content.

3. Neon Pothos

This variety of Epipremnum aureum is such a bright burst of color that it almost hurts the eyes to look directly at it. All varieties of pothos are known for their air-purifying abilities. They are excellent at filtering out formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.

4. Spider Plant

They tolerate low light like champs, enjoy a little humidity, and their baby shoots are just so darn cute. Here a repurposed old ladder serves as an ingenious hanging plant rack suspended over a soaking tub, with a lush spider plant specimen highlighted in front.

5. Grape Ivy

Sometimes referred to as oakleaf ivy, Cissus rhombifolia is a low-maintenance beauty that delivers a lot of plant for very little effort. It prefers a bright window and evenly moist soil and is a vigorous climber. Let that baby trail along a windowsill or off the top of a cabinet for some bathroom drama.

6. Bromeliads

These bright tropicals are in a family of plants that consists of thousands of different species. Though they vary in care depending on the specific species, most bromeliads grown as houseplants will have similar needs: filtered light, plenty of moisture in the air, and a temperate indoor climate. Most are prized for their incredibly colorful, variegated foliage and long-lasting color.

7. Tillandsias

Also part of the bromeliad family, these beauties are commonly referred to as air plants. The specimen that fall into the Tillandsia genus are beloved for their ability to grow without soil, or without necessarily being planted at all. In the right environment, they hardly require any care whatsoever.

8. Peperomia

This small-growing, low-light-loving plant comes in a variety of colors and adorable leaf shapes. Its compact size makes it perfect for tight quarters, such as narrow windowsills. This particular striped variety is watermelon peperomia, or Peperomia argyreia.

9. Tropical Pitcher Plant

Also sometimes adorably referred to as monkey cups, Nepenthes, are a widely diverse genus of tropical plants that all display some variation of the distinctive pitcher apparatus. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to "feed'" insects to these plants - the average household has enough to tide one specimen over. Pitcher plants like their soil to be kept moist, and they love humidity - so they will be quite at home in the bathroom.

10. Snake Plant

They require little to no water, and if you keep them in a humid bathroom, you might never have to water these hardy West African natives at all. And we just love the modern lines of those gorgeous variegated leaves.
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