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10 Stunning Shower Plants To Grow In Your Bathrooms

Shower plants are a great way to help keep your bathrooms free from excess moisture. Some other benefits of plants in bathrooms are that they offer eye-catching aesthetics. And are also perfect for keeping the air clean and purified.

Cool Shower Plants

These moisture-loving plants are easy to grow as they also do well in low lighting. 

Snake Plant 

Snake PLant

The upside to growing snake plants in your bathroom is quite high. These exotic tropical plants that are native to West Africa and the Congo are phenomenal.  They feature sword-like leaves or foliage that are patterned with dark green stripes. 

Growing snake plants in your bathroom or shower can be easy. They are low-maintenance and can survive days of neglect. They also keep the air purified and don’t require much sunlight to thrive.

  • Botanical name: Dracaena trifasciata
  • Lighting needs: Ranges from partial shade to full sunlight
  • Soil type: Acidic, well-draining, well-aerated loamy soil

Golden Pothos   

Golden Pothos   

Golden Pothos is a low-maintenance plant species from the Epipremnum genus. It is a trailing plant from the Araceae family and is one of the top plants to hang in the shower from a hanging basket. They feature light green, heart-shaped leaves that are gorgeous in bright lighting. 

The Golden pothos can be grown under artificial lighting or in areas of low lighting. They can also absorb the extra moisture from the bathroom. This means that you won’t need to mist them often. 

  • Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum
  • Lighting needs: Bright, but filtered sunlight
  • Soil type: Well-draining, soilless mix. 

Eucalyptus Plant 

Eucalyptus Plant 
The Spruce

The Eucalyptus genus is a very large genus filled with sweet-smelling, beneficial leaves. They could provide that needed greenery to your bathrooms. And could also help in keeping the air pure. Eucalyptus plants also produce helpful oils that could be released by moisture

Eucalyptus requires full sunlight to thrive.  But you can grow them in your bathrooms near south-facing windows. Watering should be kept at a moderate level. 

  • Botanical name: Eucalyptus sp.
  • Lighting needs: bright, but partial sunlight.
  • Soil type: Rich, well-draining soil mix. 

ZZ Plant 

ZZ Plant 

ZZ plants are quite sturdy plants. They can survive almost every climate and can take in some form of neglect. They originate from tropical regions of both East and South Africa. And are members of the Araceae family. 

To grow ZZ plants in the shower, you would need to ensure they get access to bright but indirect light. Also, they are drought tolerant so water them once a month. And keep them away from excess moisture. 

  • Botanical name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
  • Lighting need: Filtered sunlight to low lighting
  • Soil type: Well-draining, neutral to acidic soil mix. 

 Boston Fern 

Boston Fern 

Boston Ferns are good shower plants. They’ve got eye-catching features that could make your bathrooms look stunning. They don’t require much attention and can be grown in hanging baskets or pots.  The shower is excellent for them as they love moist and humid environments. 

They love moist but well-draining soil. So ensure that you do not overwater them. Also, they require filtered or indirect sunlight. But it should be bright and adequate for them. 

  • Botanical name: Nephrolepis exaltata
  • Lighting need: Bright but filtered sunlight
  • Soil type: Rich, well-draining  loamy soil 

English Ivy 

English Ivy

English ivy plants are some of the best plants for the shower. The reason is that they are quite compact and can fit into small bathrooms. The other is because they are helpful in ridding the air of harmful toxins. They can be grown in hanging baskets, letting their adventurous stems climb. 

To grow a healthy English ivy in the shower, you would need to water them often. They can do well in low-light areas, but some bright light is recommended. 

  • Botanical name: Hedera helix
  • Lighting needs: Bright but filtered sunlight
  • Soil type: Fertile but moist, potting soil, a little alkaline. 

Lucky Bamboo 

Lucky Bamboo 

The Central African Lucky bamboo plant is a simple species with simple needs. They are members of the Asparaceae family and are plants that can live in the shower. This is because they love water and can grow in it without needing soil. 

It is still recommended that you grow Lucky bamboo in a rich soil mix. Watering should be a frequent practice. And the best lighting for the exotic plant would be indirect or low lighting. They hate sunlight. 

  • Botanical name: Dracaena sanderiana
  • Lighting need: Bright indirect light or low light. 
  • Soil type. Acidic, rich, well-draining soil. 

Air Plant 

Air Plant 

Air plants are rare plants that you can put in the shower. They are called air plants because they do not need soil to grow. In fact, they get their water by soaking up the moisture present in the air. This is why a shower would be the best place to grow them. 

In addition to not needing soil, they can also grow in shady areas or areas with low light. Instead of watering them, ensure you mist them often to keep them strong. 

  • Botanical name: Tillandsia Sp. 
  • Lighting need: Shade or bright, but indirect light. 
  • Soil type: They do not need soil.  

Moth Orchid 

Moth Orchid 

Moth orchids are flowering plants from the Orchidaceae family. They are tropical in nature and love moist or humid areas. This is why they are good indoor shower plants. You should consider growing them near a window. This is because they love bright light. 

For a healthy moth orchid, you would need a well-draining orchid medium. Watering would need to be kept at moderate levels. And you would need to mist them often.

  • Botanical name: Phalaenopsis sp 
  • Lighting needs: Bright but indirect sunlight
  • Soil type: Well-draining orchid medium. 

Peace Lily  

Peace Lily  

Growing the Peace lily in your bathroom is quite easy. The high humidity is perfect for them and they do well in low light or indirect sunlight. The best part about growing peace lilies is that they reward you with beautiful flowers. These flowers are known to bloom twice and are long-lasting. 

Avoid a sunny window when growing the potted plant. This is because they are very sensitive to sunlight. Watering should be done once a week. But ensure the soil is almost dry. 

  • Botanical name: Spathiphyllum wallisii
  •  Lighting needs: Filtered but bright sunlight. 
  • Soil type: Rich, potting soil mix

Frequently Asked Question 

Can you put plants in the shower?

Yes, you can grow plants in the shower, but they have to be high-humidity-loving plants. 

What plants can you hang in the shower?

Air plants, moth orchids, and ferns are excellent shower plants. 

Do Shower Plants Live Long?

Shower plants are regular plants, and they live as long as regular plants.

What are the disadvantages of putting plants in the shower?

For plants that don’t like high humidity, the shower might be bad for them.  Also, the shower doesn’t let in much lighting.  So plants that require direct sunlight should be kept away from the shower. 

Do you mist air plants every day?

It is recommended that you mist your Air plants 3 to 7 times a week.