The bathroom may seem like a challenging place to grow houseplants, but it's actually one of the best spots in the house for certain types of plants. The key is identifying which will work best for the lighting in your particular bathroom. Click through to check out a variety of ideas for both low-light and sunny bathrooms.
For Low-Light Bathrooms
1. Bamboo - Bamboo is a low maintenance plant to begin with, and it needs very little light to survive. I keep mine in a vase of water and it has thrived for years. Check out more ways to display bamboo in your bathroom here.
2. Peace Lily - Peace lilies also grow best in moist, shady areas similar to their natural rainforest habitat. And their white blooms look pretty against their dark green leaves. Check out BobVila.com for more low-light plant ideas.
3. Cast Iron Plant - The cast iron plant is not finicky about water and moisture, making it a great low-light choice for the bathroom. Learn more about easy-to-maintain indoor plants at NewPro Containers.
4. Spider Plant - The spider plant is well-known for its low maintenance characteristics, and it is no exception in the bathroom. Hang it from the ceiling if you're short on space. For more ideas, be sure to check out this article from BobVila.com.
5. Snake Plant - The snake plant is sometimes referred to as Mother-In-Law's Tongue, and it is another plant which is difficult to kill. It doesn't need a ton of sunlight and prefers to be pot-bound. Check out lots more info at Homedit.
For Sunny Bathrooms
6. Jade - I've had a jade plant on my bathroom windowsill and it has grown and thrived for years. Here's the key: only water it when the leaves start to feel limp. Learn more over here.
7. Orchid - Orchids enjoy sunlight, but it should be indirect. And they only need about a quarter of a cup of water every week or so. Once the blooms wither, cut them off and continue watering as usual... it should bloom again next year (or sooner for certain varieties). For lots more ideas, check out Decoist.
8. Aloe Vera - Aloe is a wonderful plant for the bathroom thanks in part to its medicinal qualities. Cut off a small leaf and rub the gel on a sunburn for instant relief. And the plant itself will thrive in a sunny, moist area. For additional ideas, check out PopSugar.
9. Air Plants - Who knew? I certainly didn't. But it makes total sense, since they normally grow in the South American jungle. Read more at Better Homes and Gardens.
10. Heart Leaf Philodendron - The heart leaf philodendron is extremely easy to grow, and it has dramatic multicolored leaves that will add some color to your bathroom. Put it in a bright windowsill and water it lightly so that the soil stays moist. Find more ideas at Better Homes and Gardens.