13 Best Bathroom Plants That Will Thrive in High Humidity

They'll give your bathroom new life.

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Houseplants have taken over, and the trend has officially extended to every room of the house—including the bathroom. It may seem like a weird place to keep your plants and show off your green thumb, but not only does putting plants in your bathroom turn it into your own personal oasis (seriously, a plant-filled bathroom is like a vacation in your own home!), your bathroom is actually a great environment to keep many plants, even some of the most popular ones out there like snake plants and fiddle leaf figs. The higher humidity levels help plenty of plants live their best lives, and there are options for sunny, natural-light-filled bathrooms and darker, windowless ones alike.

According to plant resources like The Sill, Bloomscape, Costa Farms, and Urban Sprouts, these are some of the best houseplants to place in your bathroom, with plenty of options to thrive in all different light levels.

1 Snake Plant
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Beloved by everyone from beginners to plant pros thanks to its stunning look and easy care requirements, the ever-popular snake plant is a great bathroom option because it can thrive in any humidity level and can tolerate low or bright indirect light.

2 Spider Plant
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Like snake plants, spider plants prefer bright light but will happily live on even in low light. They also can handle less humidity, but prefer a more moderately humid environment. Keep it on a shelf in your bathroom or hang it from the ceiling, and wait for it to product baby spider plants that you can use to grow your own collection or give to friends.

3 Air Plant
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Don't let the name fool you; these unique plants need more than just air to survive. In fact, air plants need water (you water them by soaking them!) and thrive in moderate to high humidity and bright indirect light—perfect if you want a smaller option and have a bathroom window to perch them near.

4 Aglaonema
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Aglaonema will do well just about anywhere in your home, as they can tolerate low light and lower humidity levels, but where they really thrive is in bright, indirect sunlight and higher humidity levels, so it's best kept on your bathroom windowsill.

5 Bird's Nest Fern
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Ferns are a great option for your bathroom, especially varieties like the bird's nest fern. This particular plant does better in lower light environments, so if you want to brighten up a dimmer bathroom with a little greenery, this should be your go-to. It's also a little more forgiving and can also handle lower humidity levels, but will do much better in a warmer, more moist environment.

6 Calathea
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Keep the stunning calathea plant in medium indirect light and a moderate to more humid environment, and it's sure to do well. Think of it as a symbiotic relationship: Your bathroom's environment will help it live a healthy life, and its beautiful foliage will give your bathroom new life, too.

7 Golden Pothos
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If you can't resist a good trailing plant, the golden pothos will make itself and all its vines at home in your bathroom, where it will thrive in a more humid environment (the tips of its leaves will turn brown if the air is too dry!). This plant can handle anywhere from low to bright sunlight, so long as the light is indirect.

8 Dracaena
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There are several types of dracaena to choose from (the lemon lime variety is a fun, striped option!), and they make great bathroom plants as well. For this plant, high humidity is key, so your bathroom is basically the perfect location for it. They will also tolerate low light, but will do even better in a medium to bright indirect light location, too.

9 Monstera
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The monstera plant with its iconic leaves is always a stunner, and it's a great houseplant because it can thrive in a lot of different environments, including your bathroom. It can handle low light, though it will do better in brighter indirect light, and it can handle any level of humidity.

10 Anthurium
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One of the trendiest plants this spring and known for its gorgeous, waxy, heart-shaped flowers with a bold stem, the anthurium is another smart addition to your bathroom—so long as it's well-lit. This plant will do well in a bright, indirect light location with higher humidity levels. You'll be able to tell if its too humid or too dry based on its leaves—yellow tips mean it's too wet, and brown tips mean it's too dry.

11 Bromeliad
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These unique, colorful plants (related to pineapples!) do best in medium to bright indirect light, so don't put these in a bathroom without a window. But, while they're pretty tolerant of dryness and can bounce back if you forget to water them, they prefer to stay moist—meaning a humid bathroom is perfect for them.

12 Fiddle Leaf Fig
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For a big bathroom where you want to make a statement, a fiddle leaf fig tree will fare surprisingly well. They have a reputation for being harder to care for, but they're easier to keep alive than you think—you just have to know what you're doing. Fiddle leaf figs need consistent, bright light (and to not be moved from it, they hate that!) and they love warm, wet environments like the bathroom.

13 Orchid
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Orchids are a little fussy when it comes to watering them, but even though they prefer their soil to be on the drier side, they also like humidity—they are tropical plants, after all. Orchids tolerate low light, but will fare much better in brighter indirect light, so they're better kept on your bathroom windowsill.

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