Best Indoor Bathroom Plants to Reduce Humidity (25 Plants That Absorb Moisture)

best indoor bathroom plants to reduce humidity

As we spend so much time indoors, our home lives take on a level of detail that was previously missing. Why is this room so warm? Where is this cold draft coming in from? How can I reduce the mugginess in this room? Does sunlight reduce humidity? And, one of the most humid spots at home are our bathrooms. Long story short, one of the easiest and most eco-friendly ways to reduce humidity and mold in the bathroom is with plants. You could invest in dehumidifiers, but investing instead in some of the best indoor bathroom plants to reduce humidity will serve you much better – plus, plants are much better looking!

Let’s clear some misconceptions first. Most plants absorb a pretty significant amount of moisture from the air. But what differentiates these specific plants is their efficiency at absorbing higher amounts of moisture through their leaves. Which is ideal for damp, moldy bathrooms that need something sponge-like to absorb all the excess moisture.

There are many other reasons you should think about getting plants for your bathroom.

 

Benefits of Plants in the Bathroom

best indoor bathroom plants to reduce humidity

They clean the air

Plants help remove toxins from the ambient air, and also freshen up the air indoors. As discussed in this post on air-purifying indoor plants, plants have the amazing ability to purify air. They can rid your bathroom of odor and any other nasty lingering smells. So plants are definitely preferable to air freshners, especially strong ones that may have other adverse effects on your health.

They improve the air quality in your bathroom and also your mood

They brighten up your mood, and remind you of a whole world out there outside of your immediate worries, even if for a short while. In addition, indoor plants in your house affect your mental health positively, improving your memory and concentration.

They actually help decrease the dampness in your bathroom

Well, these specific plants do, anyway, and are among the best ways to reduce humidity in a room. All excess humidity that makes you feel muggy will be reduced. The plants love the humidity, so it’s win-win. Plus, the plants will help curb mold.

Convinced? Go get some of the best dehumidifying indoor plants and add them to your bathroom. Your morning routine will thank you;) But first, let’s go over some basics.

 

What to Consider When Selecting the Best Dehumidifying Plants for your Bathroom

best indoor bathroom plants to reduce humidity

Growing plants indoors in pots can bring a lot of joy, especially if you choose them carefully. But how do you know which plants are the best suited to your bathroom? 

Here are some aspects to consider while shopping for plants for your bathroom:

Humidity

This is why you’re thinking of getting plants, yes, but you need to choose plants that love the humidity. Otherwise, you will end up with soggy or droopy plants (or dead ones!) if they are kept in a more humid location than they’re suited to. The list below can help you select, don’t worry. 

Light

Plants need light, so what do you do if your bathroom has a dusky and dark vibe? Do you give up and go for artificial plants? Nope! Pick options that thrive in low light (listed below). Or, you could use fluorescent bulbs in your bathroom to keep your plants happy (But this option seems too complicated for me, so I have no experience with it!).

Location

Do you have space in your bathroom for plants? How many plants can you accommodate? Perhaps you’ll need a shelf to stack them on, or you may need to hang the pots from the ceiling. Plan it out before you head out to buy the plants. Also, read up about the plant, and be aware of how tall/big it can get. You don’t want any nasty surprises later on haha.

Temperature

You will need to find some versatile plants. They should be able to thrive in not just  a wide range of temperatures (hot shower or cold shower), but also rapid changes in ambient temperature (you like hot showers followed by a freezing cold spray). And this is only during the time you shower. What about overnight – how cold/warm does your bathroom get?

Safety

It’s going to be funny if you get some plants to your bathroom to dehumidify the air, but you end up succumbing to the plant’s toxicity. I mean this is an entirely avoidable situation, and you do need to be aware of which plant you’ve chosen and whether they can cause harm to you or your pets.

So, in summary, you need to look for plants that do well in low light, humid conditions with variations in temperature. And you have to make sure the plants are safe for the users of the bathroom!

No problem. Here’s a list for your convenience!

 

25 Bathroom Plants that Absorb Moisture

This list of plants has been classified according to the amount of natural light in your bathroom.

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SUNNY: Your bathroom has a window or two and therefore receives plenty of light during the day. These plant will do well in such conditions.

 

1. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) 

plants that help with mould

 

2. Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus)

plants that help with mould
Photograph by Mimi Giboin for Gardenista

 

3. Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)

plants that do well in high humidity

 

4. Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum) 

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5. Reed Palm (Chamaedorea spp) 

reed palm

6. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) 

spider plant

7. Tillandsia (Tillandsia spp) 

tillandsia air plant

8. Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)

weeping fig

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SHADY: Your bathrooms is partially shady due to north-facing windows or inadequate light. These plants, which can thrive in low-light environments, are ideal for you.

 

1. Azalea (Rhododendron spp) 

best dehumidifying plants
Photograph courtesy Gardening Knowhow

 

2. Begonia (Begonia spp)

best indoor plants to reduce humidity

 

3. Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

best plants for bathroom smells
Photograph courtesy Planting Man

 

4. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) 

plants that help with mould

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5. Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

best dehumidifying plants

 

6. English Ivy (Hedera helix) 

English Ivy in your bathroom

 

7. Mother In-Laws Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) aka Snake Plant 

Mother In-Laws Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) aka Snake Plant

 

8. Orchids (Phalaenopsis spp) 

moth orchid

 

9. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) 

GOLDEN POTHOS

 

10. Zanzibar gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) 

Zanzibar gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Photograph courtesy Plant Daddy

 

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LOW-LIGHT: Your bathroom has no windows and therefore very little natural light, if any. You can install fluorescent light bulbs to compensate, and opt for these plants, which don’t need sunlight to grow.

 

1. Baby’s tear (Soleirolia soleirolii)

Best Indoor Bathroom Plants to Reduce Humidity
Photograph courtesy Pick Ontario

 

2. Calathea (Calathea spp)

plant absorb moisture
Photograph courtesy Apartment Therapy

 

3. Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) 

best indoor bathroom plants to reduce humidity
Photograph courtesy 
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4. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

best indoor bathroom plants to reduce humidity

 

5. Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia picta) aka Dumb Cane

best indoor bathroom plants to reduce humidity
Photograph by Maja Dumat

 

6. Dracaena (Dracaena fragrans) aka Dragon Plant 

best indoor bathroom plants to reduce humidity
Photo by Designecologist from Pexels

 

7. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) 

peace lily humidity

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Well, there you go – a cool list of indoor plants to reduce humidity in your bathroom – and make it look damn good! Have any to add to this list? Please let me know in the comments below.

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Best Indoor Bathroom Plants to Reduce Humidity (25 Plants That Absorb Moisture)

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