Many benefits come from owning houseplants, but are some more powerful than others?
Snake Plants (scientific name sansevieria) and also known as mother-in-law’s tongue)…
…aren’t just popular for their aesthetically pleasing appearance.
This plant is widely considered one of the most beneficial indoor plants for quite a few reasons!
What else? If placed in a relaxing space like in your bedroom, it can even provide a couple extra benefits.
As well as looking good, snake plants improve air quality.
Here’s everything you need to know about the snake plant, its health benefits, and how to take care of it.
Let Us Hear Aruna’s Story…
Meet Aruna, lately, when she is constantly up at 3 in the morning…
getting a decent night’s sleep may seem impossible for her.
She began looking a way to get a better sleep and she found out that snake plants can improve her sleep quality.
Then she tried to bought the snake plants and place it in her bedroom.
In a couple days it started to help her sleep better at night, and bring the bright smile in the morning when she woke up.
Actually what are the secret? Let’s find out together!
But, before that…
What is Snake Plant?
Snake plant (also known as mother-in-law’s tongue) is one of the most popular and hardy species of houseplant.
Depending on the variety, its stiff leaves can range from 6 inches to 8 feet tall.
Snake plants are a great option for people looking for easy-to-keep houseplants.
Hardy indoors are still a favorite today because of how adaptable they are.
Generations of gardeners have called it their favorite.
Snake plants usually have stiff, sword-like leaves that may be banded or edged in gray, silver, or gold.
Because of its architectural nature, snake plant fit in well with contemporary and modern spaces.
You can’t go wrong with it! Plants like these are easy to grow and nearly indestructible…
…they can thrive in very bright light or almost absolute darkness.
Generally, they grow more slowly in indoor light, but sunlight in the morning…
…will stimulate their growth. Spring is the best time for repotting.
Let’s Learn About Its Types!
Typically, snake plant foliage consists of long, green and grey leaves with horizontal streaks of silver or gray.
Plants of this species often grow to several feet tall and thrive in low-light environments.
There are many varieties of these plants. Here are just a few examples:
- Cylinder snake plant, its leaflets can grow to a height of several feet. Its leaves extend outwards to form a crown-like shape.
- Bird’s nest snake plant, a cup-shaped cluster of leaves, similar to the nest of a bird, forms at the base of the plant.
- Laurentii Sansevieria. Laurentii snake plants are also popular due to their green centers and yellow margins.
Now, let’s jump right in!
6 Amazing Benefits to Have Snake Plants in Your Bedroom
Would you like a better night’s sleep? A Snake Plant may well be the best option for a bedroom plant.
Aside from its numerous benefits, they require little care to maintain.
Learn more about the benefits of snake plants for your bedroom by continuing to read!
Even During the Night, It Can filter indoor Air
The snake plant is a resilient succulent that can grow anywhere between 6 inches and several feet in length.
Snake plants perform the same function as other succulents in terms of air filtration.
There are only a few plants that are able to convert carbon dioxide (CO2)…
..into oxygen at night which makes this plant unique. Having this quality makes it an ideal plant…
…to place in your bedroom for better sleep.
An Amazing Oxygen-Producing Plant
The Clean Air Study of NASA reveals some plants are even better at making oxygen than others.
Snake plants, along with the rubber plant and cascading pothos, are believed to be one of the plants…
…that produce the most oxygen.
Some of the research that I have found is that plants with green oxygen produce the most oxygen.
Green oxygen is the some examples of plants like this are spouts (such as the sweet pea, buckwheat, and sunflower.)
Some of the other plants are the snake plant and the areca plant.Weiss, M. on an abstract published in Harvard University Extension
High oxygen levels have been shown to promote deeper sleep. but this is not the only benefit…
Getting Rid of Toxic Pollutants
Studies have shown that indoor air quality can be even worse than that of densely populated cities.
Several harmful pollutants can be found in everyday household items, such as carpet…
….furniture polish, and cleaning products. As mentioned before, the Nasa Clean Air Study…
…also found that snake plants work twice as hard to remove harmful toxins from the air.
As a small contribution, snake plants can absorb cancer-causing pollutants..
…including carcinogens such as CO2 benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene.
By absorbing and removing harmful toxins, snake plants can serve as an effective defense against airborne allergies.
In the Night, It Absorbs CO2
Snake plants and other plants release oxygen continuously during the night. It is a matter of confusion and disbelief.
There is no substantial evidence to support that claim. It is true, however, that snake plant does reduce CO2 at night.
It is due to the Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM), which is capable of performing…
…a particular type of photosynthesis. CAM plants are drought resistant, dry climate plants, for example, succulents.
When conditions are hot, the stomata open at night to minimize water loss through transpiration.
Effective At Preventing Allergies
Plants that purify the air and produce oxygen will of course help to reduce allergies…
…because they eliminate harmful pollutants and volatile airborne chemicals…
…that can exacerbate allergies and in some cases even make you sick.
Snake plants are one such plant! Adding indoor plants to your house can help…
…even if you use the air filters and purifiers. In combination with oxygen-producing powers…
…you can breathe easier both during the day and at night.
Easy-to-Care For and Holding Up Well in Low Light
Would you like to keep your bedroom on the dimmer side? In almost any lighting condition…
…from bright direct sunlight to areas with no natural light, the Snake Plant can survive and thrive.
Snake Plants require little water and are easy to maintain, so they’re perfect for maintaining a relaxing…
…and beautiful bedroom space.
In addition to it being an amazing oxygen-producing plant, air-purifying houseplant…
…good at getting rid of toxic pollutants those are good for your health…
…the most attractive aspect of it is its unique appearance. Without stems, the foliage is thick…
…unsloped, and tall, resulting in a very artificial-looking plant and on top of that, the shades of green…
…yellow, or gray with the horizontal stripes make it a particularly desirable indoor plant.
Snake plants have proven to be as useful as they are attractive. Taking little to no care of them…
…they can grow both indoors and outdoors. In addition, they can also filter indoor air…
…which is a benefit that can keep you safe and healthy. You can add them as both an aesthetic…
…and health benefit to your bedroom!
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I hope you can now take care your snake carefully and grow it big!
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