The 10 Best Houseplants to Put in Your Bedroom
A sense of serenity can be achieved through greenery in your bedroom, which would make a great haven to recharge your batteries. Your bedroom can thrive with houseplants, no matter if your home has plenty of natural light or depends on sconces and lamps for light. Additionally, they are capable of purifying the air and producing oxygen at night, bringing a sense of freshness into the bedroom, enabling a more peaceful sleep.
There is a reason peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) remain among the most popular and enduring houseplants for a bedroom. The glossy leaves of this tree thrive in high-light or low-light situations, and its roots can handle a wide range of irrigation behaviors. Watering is a breeze with peace lilies; when they get thirsty, they wilt, then quickly regain their strength when they’re given a drink of water.
Placing the peace lily near a window will encourage the growth of white flowers-like spathes that persist for weeks as soon as they burst. If your room has a low light level and you feel that blooming won’t be possible choose a variation of peace lily like ‘Domino’ which has white and variegated foliage to brighten it up.
The parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans) grows in partial to full shade in its native habitat, Guatemala. For that reason, these plants are often found in places like offices, malls, and other indoor locations with little to no natural light. It is best to keep the bedroom’s parlor palm away from bright windows, however, as too much sunlight will burn the leaves. If possible, place the room near a steamy bathroom that provides a humidity boost, because this will prevent pests like spider mites from proliferating.
Despite its outdoorsy appearance, English ivy, Hedera helix, can exhibit aggressive behavior by sending clinging tendrils over buildings and up tree trunks. You can, however, take advantage of ivy’s spreading tendencies by training the vines to grow across a trellis, hoops, or other topiary form to create a living piece of art. The trailing vines of English ivy grow well in all light levels and are aesthetically pleasing in hanging baskets or draped over a table. Watering rarely isn’t a problem for these plants, and they can withstand a week-long vacation without any issues.
Mother-in-law’s tongue isn’t sufficient to describe the true beauty of this sculptural and vigorous houseplant. Snake plants serve as an excellent air purifier, keeping odors at bay and securing moisture to the root system. Sanseviera’s leathery, stiff leaves have adapted to survive in the harsh conditions of West Africa. Because the soil is poor and there is irregular rainfall there, the leaves are leathery and tough. It is easy to keep the snake plant healthy by simply watering it every two weeks. It won’t drop leaves or require complicated pruning procedures. Ensure that you plant it in a container with adequate drainage holes, as a snake plant will rot in standing water.
Corn plants (Dracaena fragrans) can add the appearance of a tree to your yard without the unmanageable height issues associated with them. Topped with long, glossy leaves, the trunks are stout. Corn plants can be a nice addition to the bedroom corner and can serve as a handsome anchor. A corn plant that’s usually located in the shade can produce white flowers when it’s located in the sun. Despite its name, there are poisons present in the corn plant, and that makes it a dangerous plant to have around pets and curious children.
For most people, gerberas (Gerbera daisies) are ethereal plants. There is no reason to think this native South African would tolerate lack of water or light like a snake plant or a philodendron. In the same sense, think of the Gerber daisy as the very long-lasting cut flowers in your arrangement: temporary eye candy that you must eventually discard after a period of time.
In the greenhouse, Gerber daisies are spoiled and coddled in conditions that are simply not possible to replicate in a bedroom. Nevertheless, it’s worth $5 to have a plant whose blossoms are so vibrant and perfect for your bedside table. In the short term, it can also significantly reduce the amount of trace organic pollutants in the air.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Ficus lyrata (Ficus lyrata) is one of the most popular houseplants on the market, as it frequently appears in magazines, television shows, and blogs. Its large leaves are the plant’s main feature, so in a room setting, it is critical that you provide the right amount of lighting.
Plants like fiddle leaf figs grow in shady areas of the jungle, but the indirect light coming from an east-facing window enables them to thrive. You can also place the fiddle leaf fig on a plate of pebbles so that the plant is surrounded by a lot of moisture. Essentially, the fiddle leaf fig prefers everything in moderate amounts, including water, light, and temperature. Insufficient or excessive amounts of these elements will cause your plant to struggle.
People seeking a non-fussy bedroom plant still rely on classic philodendrons today just as much as they did in the 1970s. Both hanging from a hanging basket in a corner and being in the spotlight as a trellised specimen, they will make you happy. Although Philodendrons prefer a wide range of light conditions, they can get quite lanky when conditions are too dark. When it comes to irrigation, less is more, and you can easily root your plants in a vase of water if you decide to propagate more for your collection.
Your bedroom will be infused with fresh air and energy when you have a spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) in it. People are familiar with the spider plant, also known as the airplane plant, mainly because it produces multiple “pups” from stems that hang dangling from its mother. Plant these babies in their current position or clip them and repot them to use as gifts or in other rooms. A spider plant can thrive in many light conditions with an average amount of moisture. As spider plants are sensitive to tap water fluoride, you should collect rainwater to irrigate them if the leaf tips turn brown.
A bright, well-lit spot in the bedroom is ideal for aloe vera plants (Aloe barbadensis). However, they won’t mind if you forget to water them. It is possible to start these succulent plants from offsets, which enable them to produce new plants. Plants like these can be used as replacements if you remove leaves to harvest the gel that heals cuts and sunburns.