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The 10 Best Houseplants for Your Bathroom

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We tapped Erin Marino, director of brand marketing at The Sill, and Joyce Mast, “Plant Mom” from Bloomscape, for recommendations on what thrives in the bathroom.

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Bird’s Nest Fern 

These leafy plants like moderate, indirect light, so make sure you don’t put it on your window sill. It’s one of the easiest ferns to keep alive indoors. 

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Since pothos like moderate to low, indirect light, it’s perfect to put on a bathroom shelf or counter. They’re so easy to care for, they’re black thumb proof.

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Tillandsia / Air Plant

Air plants are great for the bathroom because they can soak up the humidity right from your showers and baths. 

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Aloe Vera

The gooey insides can help soothe skin, heal minor burns, reduce itch, and more. For best growing results, be sure to place it not too far away from a window.

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Staghorn Fern

Like the bird’s nest, the staghorn fern loves the extra humidity a bathroom offers, so it won’t be mad at you for taking a longer shower. 

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Calathea “Freddie” 

The majority of calathea flourish in humid environments, so it’s a great plant to spruce up your bathroom.

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Chinese Evergreen

This is a great plant for the bathroom because it is so hearty. It even thrives when you forget to water it, so it’s a great choice if you’re forgetful.

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Gardenias are tropical, so they’re at home in humid bathroom air. They thrive with bright, indirect light, so think morning sun and afternoon shade.

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Snake Plant

The snake plant is nearly impossible to kill, making it a great, non-finicky option for the bathroom. 

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Spider Plant

Spider plants are another no-fuss option. They like a little humidity, so your baths and showers are a plus for them.