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Typically, bathrooms have limited space, meaning that you can’t fill them with all the decorations that you love as comprehensively as you can in other parts of your home. However, there are always ways to bring life into your bathroom in new and innovative ways.

One such way to brighten up your bathroom space is by decorating it with plants that specifically suit your space. Plants are a great asset to any room, not only bathrooms, because they look delightful but also oxygenate the room. Studies have shown that having plants boosts your mood and reduces stress levels, alongside other benefits.

It can be tricky to find a plant that thrives in a small bathroom, due to low light and high humidity. However, here’s your introduction to a few plant friends that will be a great fit for your bathroom.

1. Spider Plant

Spider plant

Our first entry of a plant to suit your small bathroom is the spider plant. Spider plants are known for growing rather quickly, and even have NASA’s seal of approval. The research that NASA conducted showed that spider plants can remove up to 90 percent of the toxins from the air in your bathroom in just two days.

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If you’re prone to allergies, this is an excellent way of clearing the air. This plant is best kept near a window. Additionally, It’s best to avoid placing the plant on a radiator as it will lose its hydration.

2. Dracaena


This pretty plant is perfect for your small bathroom, and is a popular choice to help reduce the humidity in the room. Furthermore, the Dracaena plant also reduces dust and regulates the humidity in your home by releasing moisture.

Did you know that research has shown that indoor air can be 12 times more polluted than the air outside in some areas?

This is mainly due to the materials and chemicals used in furnishings, paints, and clothing becoming airborne. However, the dracaena plant can eliminate the pollutants, making breathing easier, help fight colds, remove airborne contaminants, and improve overall health. Be aware that this plant isn’t animal-friendly, though, so keep it out of the reach of any animals you have.

3. Snake plant

Snake plant

The snake plant is perfectly suited to the bathroom, big or small. Inexpensive and low-maintenance, this plant should be in your bathroom as it converts CO2 into oxygen at night. It’s easy to leave this plant to its own devices, as it is used to being in several different climate conditions.

If you forget to water your new friend for a few weeks, it’s not the end of the world as it will still thrive. The most appropriate place to keep the plant is anywhere where there is direct sunlight and occasional fresh air – so a bathroom window works perfectly.

If you’re a frequent traveller, this plant would be your best buy as it doesn’t mind missing you for a while! Choose this plant for your bathroom and you won’t be disappointed.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera

Not only is this plant low maintenance, but it also reproduces effortlessly.Aloe vera is also a great multi-purpose plant; you can treat minor cuts and burns from the gel in the leaves. Making this miracle plant not only ideal for a small bathroom but anywhere in the home.

Aloe vera is happiest close to a window, but not in direct sunlight. It’s perfectly suited for the bathroom, as it doesn’t need a lot of water to survive, so the humidity should be enough to keep it going.

5. Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen

The Chinese Evergreen is absolutely stunning plant, with leaves are streaked with white or yellow. It’s also one of the most low-maintenance plants you can have in the home. It thrives in medium to low light, or indirect sunlight, and loves humid conditions.

Although the humidity should be enough to keep this plant going, you can also spray the leaves to keep it hydrated if it’s looking a little bit worse for wear. Take care of this beauty and it’ll take care of you and keep your small bathroom looking stylish.

6. Orchid


Orchids are an absolute beauty to look at and are a wonderful plant to add to your small bathroom – providing an often much needed pop of colour.

Orchids are naturally derived from humid, tropical rainforests and, therefore, bathrooms are often a great substitute. The warm, steamy atmosphere of a small bathroom can keep your orchid thriving for years.

You can place the plant on your windowsill, where it will not be under the sunlight directly. The steamy atmosphere will provide pretty much all the water that this beautiful flower requires.

7. Pothos


The golden Pothos blooms heart-shaped leaves, in a marble-esque pattern. The pothos doesn’t require too much water, so try to refrain from overwatering the plant, especially in a small bathroom where the moisture should be enough to keep it hydrated.

If you start to see yellow leaves, this is a good indicator that it has been overwatered. If this is the case, remove it from the bathroom and let it air out somewhere else in the home.

Additionally, pothos doesn’t do well under direct sunlight so avoid putting it on the windowsill. Because of the way it grows, however, it is a great hanging plant, and you can hang it from the ceiling or a high shelf where it’ll look stunning.

8. Bamboo


The notoriously fast-growing bamboo plant needs very little light to thrive and can grow in pebbles and water. If you do water it, we would recommend changing the water every two to four weeks, to keep the bamboo content. Bamboo grows quickly, so make sure you trim and prune when necessary!

We’ve only listed a handful of plants that would be a great addition to your small bathroom. Some plants flourish wonderfully in humid and low light conditions. Add a touch of nature to your bathroom, what are you waiting for?

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