Most houseplants seem exotic to our eyes because they originate in tropical rainforests, rather than in more northerly environments. Bromeliads, split leaf philodendrons, orchids and their compatriots in the houseplant section at the local nursery can tolerate the low light conditions in your living room because they are adapted to growing beneath the dense canopy of massive evergreen trees in the tropics, where very little light reaches the forest floor.
Yet there is one other thing tropical plants are used to that a living room usually doesn’t provide: high humidity. While the bathroom may not be the first place you think of putting houseplants, this highly humid environment is probably the best possible location in the house. Your plants will be happier and you will have a lush, luxurious instant makeover for what is usually the most neglected room in the house.