Indoor Plants for Humid Environment

Indoor Plants for Humid Environment

Find out which plants are best suited for humid places by reading on.

1. Boston Fern

Botanical Name: Nephrolepis exaltata

It is a low-maintenance plant that grows quickly indoors. It thrives in warm moist rooms throughout the year.


2. Snake Plant

Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata

This low-maintena­nce plant with vertical growth can be grown in both low-light and high-light conditions. They can grow well in a humid area too.

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3. Anthurium

Botanical Name: Anthurium andraeanum

Anthurium thrives in high levels of humidity. Its bright green leaves and glossy bracts give off them a striking appearance.

4. Spider Plant

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum

They prefer high humidity, but they also tolerate low levels of it. You can grow them in hanging baskets as well.

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5. Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum

To get a rainforest-like effect indoors, choose pothos plants. These low-maintena­nce plants thrive in humid conditions and perform best in bright to low light conditions.

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6. Monstera

Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa

Monstera is a tropical plant that grows well in high humidity and direct light. Pruning is essential to keep their voracious growth in check.

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7. Wandering Jew

Botanical Name: Tradescantia zebrina

You can grow an inch plant anywhere as long as you provide them with enough light, warmth, and humidity. They're ideal for hanging baskets.

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8. Syngonium

Botanical Name: Syngonium

Syngonium plants don't prefer direct sunlight. But they like humid environments.

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9. Peace Lily

Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum

The shiny dark green leaves and the creamy white spathe will give you indoors a luxurious look. They prefer an environment with good moisture.

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10. ZZ Plant

Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

It is easy to grow and a great plant to add pattern to your indoors. However, they hate direct sunlight and frequent watering.

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11. Begonia

Botanical Name: Begonia spp.

Rex begonias appreciate moist conditions but dislike wet soil. They grow best in bright spots and bear beautiful blooms.

12. Philodendron

Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum

The heart-shaped variety of variegated foliage plants grows best in moderately bright light conditions and requires evenly moist soil. Overwatering or underwatering leads to the yellowing of leaves.

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13. Alocasia

Botanical Name: Alocasia

Alocasia thrives when they're kept in humid conditions. Make sure to keep them near a bright light for the best results.

14. Air Plants

Botanical Name: Tillandsia

These are epiphytes that can absorb humidity from the air. They prefer high humidity and indirect sunlight.

15. Bird's Nest Fern

Botanical Name: Asplenium nidus

Bird's nest fern prefers indirect sunlight and excess moisture in the air. It has a bushy appearance that gives a tropical forest vibe indoors.

16. Orchids

Botanical Name: Orchidaceae

These pretty flowers thrive best when they receive plenty of indirect light. They grow well in high moisture conditions and don't require much care.

17. Watermelon Peperomia

Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia

This compact plant is an ideal option for small spaces. The bright green foliage guarantees a colorful focal point in your room.

18. Bromeliad

Botanical Name: Bromeliaceae

Bromeliads can add a splash of color and tropical flair to any space. They prefer warm, moist conditions and shade from direct sun for their long flowering period.

19. Staghorn Fern

Botanical Name: Platycerium

A Staghorn fern can add lovely greenery to your indoors; they adjust well in low light and enjoy moist air.

20. Calathea

Botanical Name: Calathea concinna ‘Freddie'

Calathea thrives best in moist environments. It also likes moderate lighting, so you can keep your plant near a window.

21. Asparagus Fern

Botanical Name: Asparagus setaceus

It likes moist soil and high humidity. The direct sun is favorable too. Place this plant near a window as it likes natural light.

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Dr. Vandana K.