What to consider when choosing plants for your bathroom

by Renee Marie Jordan 05/29/2022

If you're interested in finding the best plants for your bathroom, there are several things to consider. Everything from the size, orientation and features of the room can help you determine which plants will thrive in your indoor environment. Here are some of the key things to consider when choosing plants for your bathroom:


While many houseplants are tolerant of lower light conditions, all plants need some light to survive. Therefore, if you don't have a window in your bathroom, you might consider a miniature grow lamp to simulate sunlight during the day. Otherwise, a bathroom window is an excellent spot for a plant, especially if it faces south. Make a note of how bright your bathroom is during the day without any lights turned on and make your plant selection carefully.


Even very bright bathrooms might get too cold for houseplants to thrive. In many homes, bathroom temperatures can fluctuate dramatically, especially in the winter months. Consider this carefully if you're wanting to add plants to your bathroom environment, and choose hardier options that won't wilt if the room gets cold at night.


While it's safe to say bathrooms have a higher humidity level than other parts of the home, not all bathrooms are created equal. For example, a guest or secondary bathroom that's less frequently used won't have as much humidity as the primary bathroom where you shower regularly. Think about the type of ventilation or heat you have in the bathroom, as well. Forced-air heaters are great for making a bathroom toasty, but can dry out your plants no matter how many showers you take.


Finally, it's important to acknowledge space--or lack thereof. If you have a small bathroom, try hanging plants from the wall or ceiling. You can also opt for smaller plants for windowsills or bathroom counter spaces without taking up too much precious usable space.

About the Author

Renee Marie Jordan

Renee Marie Jordan is a Third Generation Realtor®, who started out her career in residential lending. Jordan Real Estate was established by her grandmother, Jean Kotwitz, who was one of the first female real estate brokers in Solano County! The company was then passed down to her mother, Diane Jordan, over 40 years ago. Renee Marie then took over the company 24 years ago and in 2015 joined forces with RE/MAX Gold.   

Regarded as one of Northern California’s most dependable brokers, Renee Marie has gained industry respect for creating a successful brokerage company. Renee Marie’s unique blend of negotiating expertise, innovative thinking and belief that the client always comes first, has resulted in an extensive client base with many satisfied homeowners. Renee Marie specializes in residential sales, first time buyers, short sale properties, luxury properties, investment properties, foreclosures, 1031 exchanges, and has been the HUD specialist for Solano County since 2009.   

Renee Marie gets to the heart of her clients wants and needs. She attributes a great deal of her success to the many referrals she receives from clients who appreciate the care and thoughtfulness she puts into every transaction. Friends and family members can count on the same excellent service when they are referred to Renee Marie.