The 7 Best Bathroom Plants to Have In 2024

Decorating bathrooms with green plants is gaining more and more popularity and today we're sharing seven of the best bathroom plants to have around in 2023.

By: THURSD. | 06-04-2024 | 6 min read
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Houseplants have become increasingly popular over the past few years, so much so that it's safe to say they're a decorating staple. And the trend has officially extended to every room of the house — including the bathroom. These are the seven best bathroom plants to have in 2024, take note!

Best Bathroom Plants to Have In 2024

Keeping plants in every corner of the house automatically adds more beauty to your surroundings. Many people love having them around as it makes them feel better. Did you know that plants have the instant ability to make your mental health and day better?


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Adding intense and bright green, natural colors will automatically cheer up your day under any circumstance. At the same time, some keep them due to their aesthetic appearance. No matter the reason, having some plants undoubtedly gives life to any place you want.


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Why Should You Add Bathroom Plants?

Bathrooms can become more inviting spaces by adding a touch of greenery to the decor and enhancing the air quality with houseplants. Let's not forget that a bathroom is usually a warm, moist space that makes the ideal setting for some houseplants, and water to water the plants is constantly available.


Reasons to have these seven bathroom plants in 2023
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So why not take a bath while admiring some amazing plants in 2024? If you have the most gorgeous plants there, your bathroom can become rather picturesque. Here are seven of the best bathroom plants to have in 2024 to help you get started on your indoor plant journey.

1. Phalaenopsis Orchids

Phalaenopsis grows in the shade in their native habitat, and this makes it one of the best easy-to-care low-light orchids you can place in your bathroom. They are great for beginners, not to mention accessible since they are commonly sold at supermarkets and even convenience stores. The flowers these orchids grow have flat petals, giving them a specific look and appearance. If you want some color in your bathroom, these orchids are it. It is for sure one of the best bathroom plants to have in 2024. If you keep them under excellent conditions, they’ll grow quicker than other plants.


Vanda orchid is one of the seven bathroom plants to have in 2023
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Tip: Water your orchid every 7 days! In general, water once a week during the winter and twice a week when the weather turns warm and dry. 

2. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)

This plant will be found in tropical areas, and it’s considered a classic plant to have indoors, plus one of the best to have in 2024 in your bathroom. The best part about having a fern in your bathroom is that you won’t have to care for it much as it’s a pretty low-maintenance plant. For example, it doesn’t require much sunlight, so you won’t have to ensure to place it near a window where it can absorb the sun’s rays.

Almost all ferns will do well in your bathroom, as they like moisture and shade. read more about ferns here: '7 Spectacular Ferns You’ll Want to Add to Your Houseplant Collection'.


Boston Fern is a great bathroom houseplant choice
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3. Alocasia Portadora

Alocasia is a tropical plant. Specifically, the Alocasia Portadora has a unique appearance, leading to it earning the title “elephant’s ear,” given the shape of the leaves. They have a stunning appearance, so many people opt to set them in their living rooms and bathrooms. This plant multiplies quickly; Alocasia grows a new leaf every week.


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Did you know Alocasias are considered some of the most striking houseplants because of their spectacular foliage and visual appeal? Read more about striking and special houseplants in the article '10 Special or Rare Houseplants to Add to Your Urban Jungle in Your Home'. It has been indeed considered one of the best bathroom plants to have in 2024.

If you don't have much room for a large one like the Alocasia Portadora, there are many different species that will suit your bathroom really well. For example Alocasia Zebrina, Alocasia Polly, and Alocasia Frydek.

4. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)

The Monstera Deliciosa is a super low-maintenance plant that requires little care and attention. This plant has a beautiful appearance and comes in many forms (some with variegated yellow or white leaves, and when they grow older, with splotched leaves in the center) that will automatically add more charm to your bathroom. They do well in the shade. When looking for a special variegated one, read more about the different varieties in this article: 'All Variegated Monstera Plants Together - Albo, Aurea, Sport & Thai Constellation'.


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5. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides)

Yet another beautiful, but smaller green plant that makes it into the list of the seven best bathroom plants to have in 2024 is the Chinese Money Plant, otherwise known as Pilea peperomioides. This self-propagating plant thrives in tropical environments, making it the perfect bathroom plant candidate. However, it'll do better in a bathroom that has a window with bright to indirect light. Also referred to as a pancake or a UFO plant, the plant has flat, round leaves that make for a cute, playful display.


Chinese money plant one of the seven bathroom plants to have in 2023
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6. Majesty Palm (Ravenea Rivularis)

Majesty palms love humidity, so your bathroom is the perfect spot for it—so long as you have room for a bigger plant. They love the occasional misting, and while they can handle lower light, they do best in sunny locations. Ready to make this one part of your bathroom plants in 2024? It's surely waiting for you!


Majesty palm bathroom plant
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7. Philodendron Heart Leaf (Philodendron Hederaceum)

Not only is the philodendron a great plant choice for beginners, but it's also ideal for the bathroom because it grows bigger in higher humidity. Plus, it's a trailing plant—perfect if you want a little drama in your bathroom. Definitely a must-have houseplant!


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Want To Have The Best Bathroom Plants This 2024?

Here are a few tips. If you have a plant in mind for your bathroom that’s not on this list, keep in mind when decorating with your plants to pick plants that thrive in high humidity and can tolerate moistness. Depending on how much light there is, you should make your choice.


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Most plants actually need quite a lot of light, and as most bathrooms do not have large windows, make sure your bathroom has plants that can thrive without too much light. All the seven best bathroom plants discussed above can be in the shade. Another tip is to always keep the plants away from where the water directly hits (so don’t place them on the floor of your shower), and opt for planters with drainage holes or go with epiphytes like air plants that do not require a planter.

Enjoy your green bathroom this year!



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