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Plants in the bathroom -
these specimens are perfect

The warm, humid climate in the bathroom is not ideal for all plants. So if you want your bathroom to be green and cozy over the long term, you should be careful when choosing plants.

We reveal which plants are good for use in the bathroom and why.

Plants in the bathroom - many good reasons


Plants generally have a positive effect on the room climate and create a homely atmosphere. And as most of us probably remember from our biology lessons: they produce oxygen and sometimes even actively filter pollutants from the air. And that's healthy.

Nevertheless, a number of plants and flowers do not feel comfortable in the warm, humid climate and die sooner or later. You should be even more careful when choosing plants if there is no window in the bathroom. Because then the plants lack the urgently needed daylight so that they can photosynthesize. But as is so often the case, there are exceptions to the rule, namely plants that are able to produce oxygen even in the dark or in the absence of sunlight. In principle, tropical plants are particularly suitable for the bathroom. They are used to a warm, humid climate and thrive there particularly well.

Plants for bathrooms with (lots of) daylight


  • Window leaf (Monstera Deliciosa) - this uncomplicated representative of its kind requires little attention and care apart from light and warmth. Temperatures of up to 30 degrees are also no problem for the Monstera Deliciosa, caution is only required if the predestined bathroom plant feels too comfortable. Then it can become very expansive - in the tropics there are even specimens with a leaf up to 80 cm in diameter.

  • Cyprus grass (Cyperus) - the tropical plant easily tolerates temperatures of up to 30 degrees and high humidity. And people who tend to drown their plants can also have no worries here. Cyprus grass also withstands moisture well. The otherwise resilient plant simply does not like dry heating air.

Plants for bathrooms with little light


  • Cobbler palm (Aspidistra elatior) - comes from the dense forests of China and is therefore well adapted to a dark environment. Waterlogging should be avoided, but higher temperatures and high humidity are more or less a prerequisite for the healthy growth of the slender palm.

  • Single leaf (Spatiphyllum wallisii) - comes from the tropics and grows there in the shade of large trees. The special feature: the filter properties of the leaves. They absorb formaldehyde and use it to clean the air. But be careful in households with (small) children: leaves and flowers are poisonous. The single leaf regularly needs a lot of water, which is stored in the root ball. Waterlogging should be avoided, however, so the plant is less suitable for people with a "brown thumb"

  • Green lily or "official grass" (Chlorophytum elatum) - the uncomplicated plant, which also tolerates temperature fluctuations well, is considered to be very adaptable and is also suitable for use in bathrooms with little light. It can only happen that in the long run it loses its characteristic striped leaf markings. But even that does not affect their natural filter function. Similar to the single leaf, the green lily is also a specialist in absorbing formaldehyde.

  • Ferns (e.g. antler fern or sword fern) - the shade-loving plants require very little light to thrive and at the same time like moisture. In the bathroom, they can absorb the same through the water vapor generated during showering.