The 13 best plants that we can use in the bathroom

The 13 best plants that we can use in the bathroomThe best plants for the bathroom. Image: JRP Studio Shutterstock

They provide beautiful color contrast in the most humid environment and purify an important room in our home. You have to know which ones can be useful for the environment.

Plants They are a way to beautify the house. They are normally placed in the living room, bedrooms or kitchens. But you can experiment and place them elsewhere.


How to choose the best plants for the bathroom.

The species to be selected should be based on the humidity. Succulents and cacti do not fit this condition. However, there is another group that has adaptive facilities. For example:

Ripsalis (Rhipsalis sp.)

It is a genus of spineless epiphytic cacti. They hang from the branches of trees.

Calathea ornata (Goeppertia ornata)

From South America. The shape of its leaves makes it very attractive for interior decoration.

Agaonema (Aglaonema sp.)

They are herbaceous perennials whose flowers are white or greenish-white spadix.

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

Perennial herbaceous plant whose leaves can reach 12 to 65 cm in length.

Dracaena fragrans (Dracaena fragrans)

It is a tropical shrub known as brazil chest. Widely used in gardening for its great beauty.

Moose Horn (Platycerium Superbum)

It is a fern native to Australia that is found in waterways. It consists of a mass of plants.

Scalp of Venus (Adiantum capillus-veneris)

It is a fern that can reach up to 40 centimeters in height. Due to its beautiful leaves, it is widely used in decoration.

Calaguala fern (Polypodium decumanum)

It is a genus that includes 100 species of ferns that grow easily in moist soil.

Polypoda subauriculatum.

He is known as curly fern and is generally used in both indoor and outdoor gardens.

Sword Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

He is known as a house fern and is common in moist forests and swamps. It is very showy for its type of leaves.

Nephrolepis pectineus.

It is a botanical genus that includes about thirty species of ferns.

Leather fern (Rumohra adiantiformis)

It has no flowers or fruits and its reproduction is by spores. He keeps always green.

Palmase fern (Polypodium aureum)

It is of epiphytic type, native to the tropical and subtropical region of America. Its growth is accelerated, it has a trunk and beautiful bluish leaves.


In addition to plants, it is necessary to consider the material of the pot. Almost any material can be used in the bathroom.

However, it is necessary to analyze whether there is good ventilation and light entering the room or whether it is poorly ventilated. If your case is the second example, your bathroom is more humid, so it is better to use less porous materials, such as metal, because it prevents the appearance of mold, which can end up killing your plants. If your case is the first example, then your bathroom has low humidity, which allows you to use porous materials like cement and clay.

How to place plants in the bathroom.

Now that we know which plants and pots to use in the bathroom, it’s time to see how we will place them.

If you have a countertop sink, take the opportunity to place a small fern, so that it can fall next to the piece of furniture.

If your sink doesn’t have a countertop, use hanging plants. They add charm to the room.

If your bathroom has a small bookcase in the corner for storing towels and toilet paper or a cabinet above the sink, place small planters arranged so as not to interfere with the use of the cabinet.

If you have a tub, you can hang ferns in the corners of the ceiling above the tub or at one end of it.

Use your imagination and creativity, combine the right plants and the right materials and design a beautiful bathroom full of life.

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