3 of the best plants for your bathroom

by Charlene A. Marrero 06/20/2022

Whether you have a couple of houseplants or an expansive home jungle, it's important to know the best choices of plants for your bathroom. Bathrooms typically have high humidity compared to other rooms in the home, which makes them excellent environments for tropical plants. Here are some of the best choices to consider:


Philodendrons are tropical plants perfectly suited to bright, humid bathrooms. Even able to survive in lower light conditions, the trailing varieties of philodendron work well in hanging pots or cascading over the tops of cabinets. The classic green heartleaf philodendron is an easy-care favorite, but the yellow-striped philodendron "brasil" and the velvet-leaved "micans" are also popular choices.


Pothos are popular houseplants because of their ease of care and beautiful foliage. There are many colors and types of pothos, all of which are great candidates for bathroom plants. Try growing one on the bathroom counter or on a high shelf where its vines can hang down. Pothos also make great options for hanging baskets in a window or even a large shower.


Ferns love humid environments similar to their natural rainforest habitat. While ferns can be tricky to keep happy as houseplants, bathrooms provide the perfect amount of temperate moisture for them to thrive. Boston fern is a classic choice with long, fluffy fronds. Maidenhair ferns make a more delicate choice with their tiny, rounded leaves. As long as you keep the soil moist and provide adequate light, a fern will thrive as a bathroom plant.

About the Author

Charlene A. Marrero

Charlene is proud to say she was born and raised in Westchester County. Since her family's ties go way back all along the Hudson River, there was always a reason to stay local. Her grandfather built bungalow homes and colonies in Putnam County and Northern Westchester County back in the day when folks wanted a simple weekend retreat from NYC. Having her father employed by General Motors' Tarrytown car manufacturing plant as Chief of Fire and Safety and her mother a school teacher in Dutchess County, her family's base was Cortlandt Manor, but connections go far North and South all along the Hudson River. The Fashion Industry was the start of Charlene's career with Manhattan Industries Henry Grethal after graduating from the Laboratory Institute of Fashion Merchandising. Charlene's career continued with top designer Tadashi Shoji in Sales and Merchandising. In 1995 she settled her own family in the River Town of Ossining, NY to raise her two sons to be closer to NYC's Fashion District. She decided in 2001 to persue a career in real estate with Coldwell Banker in order to be closer to her family. In 2008 she heard about a group of 5 distinguished woman having just starting their own company for about a year being managed by someone she long admired in the industry, Marcene Hedayati as the Broker/Owner. The rest is history as Charlene joined Legends Realty Group in 2008 as one of 16 agents. She has been a part of the growth as the company has flourished to be over 75+ agents and today being known as Corcoran Legends Realty.