13 Best Bathroom Plants That Will Thrive in High Humidity

People have plants in their log houses for different reasons. For some, it is all about keeping the air clean. For others, their interest lies in having beautiful arrangements to add to the aesthetics of their homes. Whether you want to eliminate toxins in your home or add to the liveliness of the space, there is no denying that plants are a welcome feature.

Did you know that having plants in your bathroom is a great way to enhance the air quality in this space? And the good news is that there are plants that can survive these humid conditions with ease. Regardless of the conditions of your bathroom, you can have plants adorning the space. And yes, this also works where the room is dark and devoid of windows. Plus, even where you are bad at maintaining plants, some of these species are hardy enough to survive. How great is that! All you have to do is to choose the right plant.

Choosing a Bathroom Plant

When selecting a plant for your bathroom, you should get one that can withstand high levels of humidity. You should also pay attention to its lighting needs where you have a dark space. Here are some great options for areas without much lighting:

Lucky Bamboo

If you want a plant that will not set you back much regarding costs, this is one of the options for you. You can easily find this easy-to-grow plant in grocery stores or nurseries. The good thing about it is that it does not require water to grow so long as it has access to filtered water. It grows fast, and you can trim it as necessary.


Most fern species do great in low light conditions. They can survive exposure to humidity and will thrive where you water them regularly. Ensure that you dampen but not wet the soil. Else, you could make the soil soggy, which could lead to root rot.

Cast Iron

No, we are not talking about the metal. But instead, we are talking about a hardy plant that will survive extended periods of lack of care. Thus, if you are a certified plant killer, here is a challenge for you. From lack of water to heightened temperatures, there is little that this plant cannot withstand. However, do not leave it unattended for too long. Even this hardy plant has its limits.

Chinese Evergreen

Do you want to add some variety to your plant selection? How about having this variegated-leaf species in your bathroom. It makes for a lovely display, and with controlled conditions it will do great. Given that it is a tropical plant, what better location than your humid bathroom?

The Dumb Cane

This large plant also goes by the name Dieffenbachia and it can grow to a height of several feet. Thus, be sure to position it where it has adequate room to spread out. It does best in conditions of artificial lighting. Soil is also an essential factor in this case. Ensure that the plant is in moist and well-draining conditions.


With more than forty varieties to choose from, you will have quite a lot of fun in the selection process. It also goes by the name dragon plant owing to its long and sharp leaves which vary in shape and size. If you want cleaner air in your windowless bathroom, here is the solution. What’s more, it does well in artificial light and will adjust to high humidity levels.


This plant features a split-leaf and is available in many shapes and sizes, as well as colors. It does well in moderate lighting. As such, you should expose it to artificial light. The temperature should be consistent at seventy-five to eighty-five degrees Fahrenheit.

Snake Plant

Mother-in-law tongue, Vipers Bowstring Hemp, Sansevieria, this plant goes by many names. It is quite hardy and features green and white/yellow edges. For plant killers, this is the way to go as this species can tolerate all forms of abuse. Thus, if you forget to water plants and place them in low light conditions, this is the plant for you.


Zee Zee or the Eternity plant prefers to be away from direct sunlight. Your bathroom is thus an ideal location for it to thrive. Note that it does not like shade much either and it should get exposure to artificial light. It can do well in dry conditions but will do even better where it has adequate access to water. Its dark green and glossy leaves will heighten the aesthetics of your space.

Peperomia Plant

The radiator, as it is known, is a small houseplant with a thousand species to its name. Caring for this plant is easy as it can withstand humidity and low lighting conditions. Additionally, it does not require much water.


These plants feature broad and pointed leaves, and they are thus quite lovely to have in the bathroom. They can transform a drab space into a wonderland, more so with their attractive undersides. There are many species under this plant which you can consider.

Flowering Plants

Suppose you want to add some color to your bathroom, you can opt for flowering plants. When doing so, you should get those with low light needs and those that do well in high humidity. Here are a few choices.


These flowering plants are sure to look great in log houses. Thus, having them in a bathroom will add to the beauty of the space. They do not require much natural light. If your bathroom has no window, you can use artificial light as it will encourage them to bloom. They love humidity, so much so that misting may be necessary even when placed in bathrooms.

They feature varying hues, and their large leaves are also part of the attraction, not to mention their unique shapes and sizes.


Here is another option for anyone looking to add some color to their bathroom. These plants are easy to care for, and they do well in artificial light. You can also expose them to indirect sunlight where you have a window.

Have fun in the selection process as you find what works for your home. All the best!

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