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  • Rashmeet Kaur
  • Editorial, 15 Apr 2022, 11:00 IST

Add These Plants To Your Bathroom To Get Rid Of Humidity And Unpleasant Smell

Some plants can absorb higher amounts of moisture through their leaves and due to this, they are ideal for your bathroom space.
  • Rashmeet Kaur
  • Editorial, 15 Apr 2022, 11:00 IST
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Are you fed up of dealing with the unpleasant smell that is persistent in your bathroom? Or does the mugginess after a shower in your bathroom takes away all your freshness? If yes, then you have landed at the right place!

We know it can get quite annoying when you have to deal with these kinds of problems in your bathroom but don’t worry, we are going to tell you one of the easiest and eco-friendly ways to reduce humidity. This hack will also get you free from the grip of artificial air purifiers and dehumidifiers. 

Now, have you ever considered that apart from enhancing greenery and decorating your house, the plants can actually work towards absorbing moisture and leaving you with a pleasant smell? No?

So, we have some good news for all the nature lovers and interior decor enthusiasts. There are certain plants that you can add to your bathroom which can purify the air and deal with unwanted smells while lifting up your spirit. Trust us, they are much better than your chemical-based air fresheners!

Scroll down and choose your favourite!

Peace Lily

peace lily bathroom plant

Peace Lily is basically a closet plant that has a combination of stunning white flowers and even more beautiful leaves. Its leaves have the ability to absorb the moisture in the air and along with that, they can also purify the air. 

The best part is that this plant does not require much maintenance as it can survive in both low sunlight and minimal water. However, do remember that Peace Lily can be toxic for humans as well as animals on consumption. So, please keep your children and pets away from this plant.

English Ivy

If you are one of those people who are not a fan of colourful flowers, then this plant will be the perfect one for you!

English Ivy has the ability to work as an air purifier by removing the pollutants present in the air. Since this plant grows in a humid and low-light environment, it easily helps in absorbing the moisture present in the bathroom. Further, apart from keeping the soil of this plant moist, it can be very easily maintained.

Trust us, placing English Ivy in a hanging pot in your shower area will not only add freshness but its long vines will certainly add a touch of nature to your bathroom. 

Boston Fern

boston fern bathroom plant

Boston Fern is a plant that really loves moisture so it grows gracefully in a moist humid environment. We are not joking!

Considering this characteristic, this plant is excellent at absorbing the excessive moisture in your bathroom. Moreover, just like the English Ivy, it can also help in cleaning the air by getting rid of harmful toxins. 

Don’t forget, the Boston Fern plant can flourish beautifully in indirect sunlight. So, don’t place it in direct sunlight as it may cause the leaves to burn, and obviously, we don’t want that! This plant is also considered as pet-friendly.

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Spider Plant

Despite its creepy-crawly name, Spider Plant is a low-maintenance plant as it easily adapts to its surroundings. It usually grows in a humid environment with indirect sunlight.

It is an efficient air purifying plant as it has the ability to remove about 90 percent of toxins from the air while absorbing the humidity. Snake Plant produces tiny plantlets which you can easily cut and further plant separately. 


orchids bathroom plant

This beautiful plant doesn’t need an introduction! 

Orchids are one of the most attractive plants that you can add to your bathroom. Its beautiful flowers will not only add some color to your bathroom but will also add a sweet aroma to liven up your surroundings while getting rid of that unpleasant bathroom smell.

If you are a beginner, then you can opt for the Moth Orchid or Phalaenopsis species. They usually grow well at home. Orchids can manage through the humid environment so, of course, they can survive in bathrooms with indirect sunlight. Just remember, even though this plant loves humidity, don’t keep it in water all the time.

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Snake Plant 

snake plant for bathroom

Snake Plant is also known by a very fascinating name which is “Mother-in-law’s tongue”.  Can you believe it? 

Apart from having such an interesting name, the Snake Plant also works wonders to absorb the humidity and can remove toxic pollutants present in the air. It can survive in low or indirect sunlight and only needs occasional watering.   

We hope that after getting to know the benefits of these bathroom plants, you certainly won’t resist replacing your artificial air purifiers and dehumidifier with these beautiful plants.      

Which of these plants are you going to add to your bathroom? Do share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page. For more such stories, stay tuned to HerZindagi!


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