15 Bathroom Plants to Create Your Own Indoor Oasis

These plants with strappy arching leaves are easy to grow and perfect for hanging baskets. Spider plants prefer bright light, but they’ll tolerate lower levels too.

Spider Plant

This elegant, low-key plant is actually a beautiful, under-appreciated option that's finally getting some attention! It's also not finicky.

Prayer Plant

The ZZ plant, short for its botanical name Zamioculcas zamiifolia, seems to thrive on neglect! It doesn't need lots of light, and it will survive even if you forget to water it for a few weeks.

ZZ Plant

This plant, also known as tillandsia, is a cute little epiphyte, meaning it grows without soil in bright, filtered light. They’re often displayed in a hanging pot or mounted on a piece of wood.

Air Plants

This compact succulent won't take up a lot of space in your bathroom. Haworthia takes medium bright light and it doesn't need watered for weeks at a time. And admit it: It's really cute!


Pothos has long, vining stems and shiny, bright green leaves. Oh, and did we mention it's almost possible to kill? It likes moderate light but will tolerate low light conditions. Let the soil dry out between waterings.


Orchids are less delicate than you think, and they stay in bloom for months! They need bright light, so place them near a window. They’ll enjoy the high humidity levels in bathrooms.

Moth Orchids

The upright fronds of the bird’s nest fern make a pretty, bold accent on not-too-drafty window sills. They need bright light and will enjoy a bathroom’s humidity.

Bird's Nest Fern

English Ivy does well in hanging baskets or trained as a topiary. There are many different varieties, some with very fine serrated or variegated leaves. They like moderate light and should dry out somewhat between waterings.

English Ivy