Filling your bathroom with plants is one of the easiest ways to make it not just a place you have to be, but a place you want to be. But not all house plants love the warm, steamy conditions that a bathroom creates. Looking to buy bathroom plants in the UK? You’ve come to the right place! We've gathered together a selection of beautiful plants suitable for bathrooms, perfect for transforming your bathroom into your own tranquil indoor oasis.Read More
Bathroom Plants FAQ
What Are The Benefits Of Bathroom Plants?
The benefits of bathroom plants are many! As well as being a necessary place for your morning ablutions, your bathroom should be a calming space where you can go to destress and wash the day away. And what’s more calming than an indoor place filled with beautiful house plants?!
Studies have shown that indoor plants have powerful wellness-boosting properties, helping to lift our mood, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety levels and make us feel safe. What better place to benefit from these amazing advantages than your bathroom? Plus, why waste all that lovely humidity when you could have a bunch of bathroom plants luxuriating in the steam?
What Are The Top Picks For Bathroom Plants?
Here at Bloombox Club UK, we have one of the most diverse ranges of UK indoor plants, including all the best plants for bathrooms. These are a few of our faves but check out the whole collection for even more bathroom-loving botanical beauties.
This trailing bathroom plant is easy to look after and super speedy to grow. Trailing artfully from a high shelf or hanging planter, this vibrant green and gold vine will brighten up any bathroom.
Known for its healing powers, Aloe Vera is one of the best houseplants for your bathroom. Its juicy succulent leaves are great at absorbing moisture and it prefers indirect light. Just be careful not to overwater Aloe Vera and she will reward you with air purifying powers and a healing gel, perfect for soothing sunburn.
This humidity-loving house plant will thrive in the warm, steamy conditions of the bathroom. With unique markings and crinkle-cut leaves, this striking Calathea is a real statement piece. If you’re looking to buy bathroom plants that will cause a splash, this is the plant for you!
This sculptural plant is a great way to add height and structure to your bathroom plant collection. Native to tropical jungles, this ornamental plant will thrive in the bathroom, as long as there’s plenty of bright, indirect light.
Which House Plants Are Suitable For Bathrooms?
Finding good bathroom plants can be tricky. They need to love humid, steamy conditions, but also be tolerant of changing temperatures. Many bathrooms also have the added factor of low light conditions to consider when you buy bathroom plants online.
But don’t worry, even taking into account these requirements, there are plenty of humidity-loving house plants that will be happy to make a home in your bathroom.
Ferns can be fussy house plants when placed elsewhere in the home. But in bathrooms, they will thrive! Ferns love moisture, low light conditions and can tolerate cooler temperatures (think about the shady woodland areas where you see them in the wild).
With their trailing tendrils, ferns are also perfect hanging plants and make for excellent bathroom plants that use up less surface space. If your bathroom is on the shadier side, try hanging a Boston Fern to add some vibrant, full-bodied greenery, or opt for a delicate Lace Fern in a sunnier spot.
Another trailing charmer, Spider Plants are tolerant, fast-growing and visually striking. With adequate humidity (which your steamy bathroom will provide) and some indirect sunlight, they will produce plenty of babies or 'spiderettes', perfect for that jungly trailing vibe. Plus, you can separate off the spiderettes and share your bathroom plants with your friends!
Weeping Figs thrive in humid, steamy conditions and so make the perfect house plant for your bathroom if you’ve got a bit of extra space to fill. With some bright, indirect light and minimal draft, this elegant little tree will flourish indoors, giving your bathroom a chic, spa-like feel. Note that weeping figs may drop their leaves when they get too cold, but they are usually quick to recover - just make sure that your bathroom doesn’t get too cool in the winter.
Where Should I Put Plants In My Bathroom?
When browsing bathroom plants online, keep your space in mind. Does your bathroom have a window? Does the window get bright sunlight? Do you have space for hanging bathroom plants? All of our detailed bathroom plant profiles come with recommendations about where to place them.
If your bathroom gets bright indirect light, place your bathroom plants in sunny spots near the window. Cacti and other direct sun-loving bathroom plants will be happy on the windowsill. Just be sure not to place any of the house plants for your bathroom where the water will hit them directly (like on the floor of your shower).
Can I put plants in my bathroom if it doesn’t have a window?
Here at Bloombox Club, we do not recommend keeping plants in bathrooms with no windows. There are plenty of other ways to transform your bathroom space - try faux bathroom plants, crystals and shells. You can also jazz up the existing elements in your bathroom to add light and colour - invest in a patterned shower curtain, a luxury bath mat, a glittery toilet seat and plenty of mirrors.
Can I put Hanging Plants In My Bathroom?
Bathrooms don’t usually have a lot of surface area to put your house plants on. Yes, there might be a windowsill here or a shelf there, but if you’re really going for that steamy indoor jungle feel, you might quickly run out of space. And let’s face it, indoor plants on the side of the bathtub are just an accident waiting to happen.
Enter: hanging house plants like Pileas, Spider Plants and Oianthas. Hanging plants are the perfect indoor solution to the bathroom space problem, and plus, they are a great way to create the tropical paradise you see on Instagram. You can even hang small bathroom plants in the shower, so long as they are not being watered directly every time you turn it on.
Grab yourself a few macrame plant hangers and lightweight planters and you’re ready to start buying bathroom plants online. If there aren’t many existing spots to hang things off (curtain rails, shower rods etc.) try using heavy-duty utility hooks that adhere to tiles, or attach some ceiling hooks.
Check out our amazing selection of hanging plants specially suited for bathroom conditions here.