Bedrooms are meant to be a haven to recharge your battery, and greenery can go a long way in achieving that sense of serenity. Bedroom plants can do more than just make your shelves look brighter. They can also boost your mood, enhance your creativity, reduce your stress levels, increase your productivity, naturally filter air pollutants, and much more.
However, people nowadays are plagued by sleep problems. Just about everyone seems to have insomnia or some other issue that stops them from getting enough rest. This is a shame since it has so many amazing benefits. The Dalai Lama put it like this, “Sleep is the best meditation.”
Not only do bedroom plants have many health benefits, but they also add a nice touch of decor and bright energy to any indoor space. If you’re looking to add some greenery to your room, below are 10 of the best plants to keep in the bedroom.
Types of Plants for Bedroom
Peace Lilies bloom beautiful white flowers that are perfect for indoors because they are known to clean the air of formaldehyde, benzene, acetone, alcohols, and trichloroethylene. These plants are poisonous so make sure to place somewhere that is out of reach for children and pets. To care for a Peace Lily, keep the soil moist and place it in an area of your home that gets moderate to bright indirect sunlight.
Also known as Mother-In-Law’s tongue, this insanely low-maintenance plant is an optimal choice for the bedroom because not only does it claim a spot on but it also is one of few houseplants that convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night.
The English ivy clears off toxins as well as molds and other airborne allergens inside the house. Many people like this plant because its foliage looks great in any way, whether it’s hanging, climbing, or crawling. If you’re like to keep your bedroom cool and dark, the English ivy will be a perfect fit since they thrive in this environment.
Fiddle Leaf fig
The fiddle leaf fig is one of the trendiest houseplants. Its large leaves are its focal point, so providing the right lighting is essential to keeping your plant lush in the bedroom set.
Set your fiddle leaf fig on a plate of pebbles filled with water to increase the humidity in the plant’s vicinity. In short, the fiddle leaf fig likes everything in moderation, including light, water, and temperature. Too much or too little of these elements will cause your plant to struggle.
Perfect for a hanging planter, and easy to propagate; this plant is effective at fighting a variety of pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.
Spider plants are great plants for the bedroom because they purify the air you breathe just like the snake plant. If you’re worried about making the air around cleaner and improving your nightly rests well, the spider plant will be a good fit.
The Areca Palm is a tropical plant that adds a lush aesthetic to any indoor environment. These plants are boasted for their air-purifying abilities that remove harmful toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. One study found that Areca Palm is one of the best plants for removing carbon dioxide from the air. These palms grow best in bright indirect light when their soil is kept evenly moist.
Heart Leaf Philodendron
The Philodendron is a popular houseplant because it’s almost impossible to kill. The heartleaf philodendron gets its name from its heart-shaped leaves. However, keep out of reach of pets and children because this plant is toxic when eaten.
This low-maintenance beauty with its striking forest green leaves is a powerful toxin eliminator and air purifier. The abundant leaves of this plant draw in large amounts of contaminants, making it excellent at cleaning indoor air. Allow these plants to dry between watering and keep in moderate to low light.
Written By: Asmita Tamang
Graphic Design By Somesh Tamrakar
Published on: July 1, 2020