Plants aren’t just a great idea as a way to enhance the aesthetics of your sleeping area. You can actually sleep better with bedroom plants! Some of these plants purify the air, while others have wonderful aromatherapy benefits. Here is a list of 10 houseplants to give your bedroom a new look this weekend!
The Best Plants for Your Bedroom
I was told when I was younger that I was a really deep sleeper. That time would be nice to have back. Every night I have a hard time getting to sleep, and sometimes I wake up more than once. I am really uncomfortable in my new apartment because of the dust. It’s an older building with ancient central air, so it probably adds more dust than it removes.
However, I am happy to finally have a “real” bedroom with a window and all! Because of its small size, however, it wouldn’t be possible for me to grow plants in that window. There are actually a number of bedroom plants that thrive in low light. As well as purifying the air, they can prevent bacteria from growing. You get a bonus!
Carbon monoxide is converted to fresh oxygen in plants during photosynthesis. Carbon monoxide and other chemicals are absorbed by all plants, but some are more efficient than others.
Several plants produce scents that have been proven to be really calming, and that can help you relax. The following plants may help you sleep better if you’re having trouble sleeping. The species can survive a number of different environments and carry out a number of different tasks. You should be able to find a plant to suit your needs no matter what your room looks like.
According to a NASA study, the Areca palm is the 8th best at removing formaldehyde. Toxins like this are commonly found in carpets and other indoor furniture. The palms can grow up to 6ft tall, but limiting their pot size allows them to remain smaller.
If you need to keep the size of the pot in check, cramped roots won’t be an issue with Arecas. It is relatively easy to take care of these palms, but they do require a lot of indirect sunlight. They will be burned by direct light.
You want an air purifier, but you don’t have a green thumb? You’ve come to the right place. Peace Lilies are an excellent candidate due to their adaptability, which enables them to be maintained easily. Even though it isn’t a true member of the lily family, it is still poisonous to cats, dogs, and birds. Consequently, devoted pet owners should avoid this one.
Peace Lilies grow up to 4 feet tall, so they can also serve as a statement piece. Furthermore, the larger the plant, the greater the impact it will have on its environment.
Spider plants are also easy to keep for those who lack a green thumb or live in less-than-ideal conditions for most plants. By removing carbon monoxide and other impurities from the air, these machines are a great addition to any home.
The “babies” – which look like miniature versions of the mother plant – are easily transplantable if you wish to add to your collection. They actually prefer to dry out between waterings, so forgetful types will do well with one of these.
Dracaena resembles palms, but with a more upright posture. A good amount of light is needed to grow these bedroom plants, but they aren’t as fussy as many palms. While some varieties of mature Dracaena can reach heights of 6-10 feet, they can be controlled through pruning. Thus, they won’t take up as much horizontal space as palm trees.
Plants like these are great in that they let you know if you’ve overwatered them by drooping, yellowed leaves. Let the soil dry out if this happens.
The Boston fern is known for being an excellent air purifier. It is exceptionally good at removing formaldehyde from the environment. When caring for a Boston fern, you need to make sure that it is in the right environment.
Cool, humid conditions with indirect light are ideal for these bedroom plants. Having this as a home base makes most people’s bathrooms a wonderful place to relax. Ferns can also tell you when they’re unhappy by turning yellow when they get too dry. As long as you check the soil daily and water them when they need it, you’ll have no trouble growing one of these beauties.
Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
There are a few easy-to-keep bedroom plants in this list. Having said that, this is the winner in the category of easy keepers. Formaldehyde and benzene are removed by snake plants. In addition, they thrive in very low light conditions and can tolerate being neglected for weeks at a time.
I don’t know what would make it a better candidate for cleaning the air in your bedroom if not that. Because of its shape, it also fits into smaller spaces better than other bushier types. Therefore, this works well if you don’t have a lot of space in your bedroom.
The climate needed to grow Aloe plants is hot and dry, the opposite of that of growing ferns. This succulent does well on any windowsill, as long as it doesn’t receive direct sunlight. You will dry out your aloe too much if you do this.
About every three weeks, you should give your plant a really good drink. Besides being an effective air purifier, aloe is specifically known to remove benzene (found in paint and cleaning chemicals) from the air. Its fleshy leaves contain a gel that can be used to treat minor cuts and burns.
A study published in Journal of Biological Chemistry noted that jasmine’s scent can be as calming as valium, despite its strong scent. This may be just what you need if you have trouble sleeping but don’t want to take sleeping pills!
Although not all Jasmines are fragrant, the variety known as Jasminum polyanthum is commonly cultivated indoors, and emits a sweet scent that is especially strong at night. The plant needs adequate sunlight, so it should be placed in a window that faces south. As a point of interest, they enjoy spending the summer and fall outdoors. Their fragrant Winter blooms are set up by the hot summer and cool autumn temperatures.
When you’re feeling extra stressed, lavender might just be what you need to fall asleep. Even though it’s not a traditional houseplant, you should be able to enjoy its soothing fragrance if you can satisfy its near insatiable hunger for light. This requires a sunny, south-facing window.
When watering, make sure that the soil doesn’t become waterlogged. Lavender struggles as an indoor plant primarily because of a lack of sunlight. Although not as fragrant as some of its sister varieties, French Lavender (Lavandula dentate) is a smaller variety that makes an excellent bedroom plant.
This is an easy-to-maintain classic choice for the home. Even though it would like some sun, it does not like direct sunlight. It adapts well to almost any indoor environment.
The leaves will yellow if there’s too much sun, so you’ll know if it’s happy or not. If there isn’t enough light, it will grow “leggy” – with long spaces between leaves. Droopy leaves indicate that it is either waterlogged or too dry. You can quickly determine the problem by putting a finger into the soil.
Philodendrons should be kept out of reach of small children and animals. If eaten, the leaves are extremely toxic.
While one plant cannot clean the air in an entire house, it can help to remove toxins within a 100-foot radius. There are a variety of bedroom plants that should suit your home’s environment, and each and every bit helps! So get out there, make some new green friends, and have a good night.