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These 5 Plants Will Thrive in Small Bathrooms

No matter how small your bathroom is, these five plants can bring it to life.

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May 6, 2024 at 5:52 PM PST
Updated on May 6, 2024 at 5:52 PM PST
Bathroom Small Bathroom Plants

These 5 Plants Will Thrive in Small Bathrooms

No matter how small your bathroom is, these five plants can bring it to life.

By
May 6, 2024 at 5:52 PM PST
Updated on May 6, 2024 at 5:52 PM PST

Your bathroom is one of the spaces in your home where you spend the most time. It should feel like a retreat, but if you have a small bathroom, it can often feel like a cramped closet with limited legroom, scarce light, and even scarcer storage. But what if you could transform this space into a refreshing escape with just a few leafy companions? Plants are more than just decor—they work to purify the air, soften the sterile feel of tiled walls, and introduce a serene splash of green.

Whether you’re prepping for the day ahead or unwinding with a hot shower, these plants will turn your tiny bathroom into an airy sanctuary.

Spider Plant

Ideal for beginner plant parents, the spider plant thrives in indirect light and can tolerate occasional neglect. Its ability to adapt to varying light conditions and absorb moisture makes it perfect for small bathroom environments.

Care Tip: Water moderately, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering.

peace lily plant small bathroom
Photo Credit: Elena Golovchenko

Peace Lily

Known for its ability to filter out harmful toxins from the air, the peace lily flourishes in low light and high humidity, making it a great choice for small bathrooms without windows.

Care Tip: Keep the soil consistently moist and provide a high-humidity environment.

Boston Fern

The Boston Fern is another excellent choice for small bathrooms. With its lush green fronds and natural humidity-loving nature, it’s perfect for removing pollutants and doesn’t need much light to flourish.

Care Tip: Mist regularly to maintain humidity and keep the soil lightly moist.

aloe vera plant small bathroom
Photo Credit: Cecília O. Tommasini

Aloe Vera

Sure, aloe vera is great for your skin and your hair, but it’s also the perfect addition to small bathrooms. This plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight and minimal watering.

Care Tip: Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Pothos

If you’re looking for a plant that requires minimal maintenance, pothos is the way to go. This vine thrives in low light and humid conditions. Its trailing stems create a beautiful cascade of greenery from shelves or hanging baskets.

Care Tip: Let the soil dry out between waterings, and trim back vines to control growth and encourage fuller plants.




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