What are the best plants for a low light bathroom?

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Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

The Golden Pothos is perhaps one of the most popular and well-known houseplants. These unpretentious, low-maintenance indoor plants are forgiving like no other and aren’t picky about their location. The Golden Pothos can be grown hassle-free in a low-light bathroom spot. Even better: the humid conditions will result in a growth spurt for these tropical plants. Hang your pothos or let it climb onto a shelf, either way, this easy plant won’t mind. And let’s not forget, it lives up to this name: The Golden Pothos has heart-shaped leaves that are a mix of green, mint, cream, and yellow, and thus, can brighten up any bathroom.

Syngonium Podophyllum

Native to rainforests, Syngonium plants (also known as Arrowhead) are an excellent choice for a low-light bathroom. These unique plants come in a variety of colors – so there is a Syngonium for just about anyone’s taste. Arrowhead plants, being natural climbers, will be best suited to be positioned around bathroom shelves or rails where they can attach themselves to and grow as desired. These plants should be planted in a potting mix that has excellent drainage and should receive regular nutrition during the growing season.

Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera / Rhipsalis cassutha)

Who knew that a cactus might be just the refreshing touch of nature that a bathroom might need? A cactus might seem like the last choice for a plant that will thrive in a low-light bathroom but the mistletoe cactus will love it there. This is because this rainforest cactus is not like its desert cousins and prefers a humid environment with medium to low light. This trailing cactus is beginner-friendly and will look stunning hanging above a bathtub or on a shower rail.


If you are looking for a bathroom plant that will happily live in the same spot for years without outgrowing it, won’t take much of your time, and will at the same time look stunning, then the Sansevieria is the one for you. Sansevieria grows in a structured, upwards way, bringing a calm and peaceful vibe to a bathroom. These succulents can be grown in pretty much any environment, and are the type: place it and forget it. One thing to keep in mind: they dislike having wet feet so should be watered sparingly, i.e. monthly or even less often.

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