10 Plants You Should Bring to Your Bedroom

10 Plants You Should Bring to Your Bedroom

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Bedroom plants are more than the shelf highlighters. By keeping the plants near you in your bedroom, you will not only enjoy the benefits of pure air but also get to see the positive returns like enhanced creativity and productivity along with solutions to your ‘how to reduce stress’ questions.

Air quality is an important factor in the 21st century. The pollutants like furniture dust, paint smells, and insulation can harm the quality of the indoor air with toxins like formaldehyde and benzene. So, adding plants is more than needed.

Adding plants into your bedroom can mean that the plants will help to aboard these harmful chemicals through their pores and emit clear oxygen. Not only this but adding plants to your bedroom can lighten up the mood and add a nice decorative touch.

So, if you are considering adding some plants to your indoors and want to experience the presence of greenery around you, make sure to read this article to know more about what type of plants you can include in your home.

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Snake plant, also referred to by a strange name called mother-in-law’s tongue, is one of the vigorous specimens of plants that purifies air better than most of the other house plants. And no doubt, this plant has been given a place in NASA’s top 10 air-purifying plants list.

Since the leathery and strappy leaves of this plant are known to have best adapted to survive harsh conditions (West Africa where the soil structure is poor and the rain is quite irregular), they are extremely easy to maintain in the house conditions.

Unlike other plants, you do not have to deal with the dead leaves and pruning when it comes to snake plants. Watering the plant every couple of weeks is enough. Just make sure that the plant is kept in a container that drains excess water.

Because the snake plant rots in standing water, good draining containers are the only requirement for a healthy snake plant in your home. One more thing to note down is that this plant converts CO2 into Oxygen during the nights (Most plants only do this during daylight)

Snake plant is in the first place in our list of plants for bedrooms and that is for a good reason as well. With the least maintenance option, this plant makes the optimum choice for any plant lover or simply someone who wants to adapt to buying more plants.

Peace Lily

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is one of the popular houseplant types. Its beautiful and glossy leaves thrive in both bright light and dim light situations. And the roots of this plant tolerate a good variety of irrigation habits.

The speciality of this particular plant type is peace lilies will wilt when they are thirsty, thus taking all the guesswork of watering and then quickly perk up with just a drink of water. If you want to place the peace lily plant in your bedroom, place it near windows.

Placing the peace lilies near natural lighting will increase the production of white flower-like spathes that have the greatest endurance and will last for weeks. But if you do not have the option of placing the plant near windows, we have a solution for the same.

You can choose a peace lily variety like ‘Domino’ - which has the white variegated foliage that lightens up the dim environment. Peace lilies are a great addition to your room for several reasons like the above, so don’t forget to add them to your plants' buying list.

Spider plant

Chlorophytum comosum/Spider plant is known to incorporate your room with fresh air. Spider plant is known by the name most popularly because these plants can produce multiple ‘pups’ on the stems.

These stems on which the pups grow dangle from the mother plant and create the illusion of the insect spider. You can either opt to leave the baby plants in place or clip them to re-pot them to use in other areas of the home.

Once again spider plants can do well in light conditions and need average moisture for healthy growth. The precautions one need to take while treating spider plants is to irrigate the plant with rainwater rather than tap water.

Tap water contains fluoride which the spider plant is sensitive to, and hence treating the plant with fluoride less water like rainwater can aid for the healthy growth of the plant. So, spider plant makes for the 3rd place in our plants' list.

English Ivy

According to researchers, the English ivy plant has an extract that is known to correlate with improving respiratory function in children dealing with asthma. So, this plant will be a great addition to your home, especially if you have kids with respiratory conditions.

You can keep the English ivy plant in a pot and place it on the window sill of your bedroom or you can also place the plant in a hanging basket which will improve the aesthetics of your room by adding more ‘green’ to the place.

The plant care tips for this plant include full shade or part shade for better growth, and medium watering. The soil must be well-drained to retain the water and must be rich and moist as well.

This plant is toxic for cats and dogs, so, if you have one of them, keep it away from the animals in a faraway place where the animals cannot reach the plant. And with that let’s move on to the next plant on our plants' guide.

Heartleaf philodendron

Heartleaf philodendrons are flowering foliage plants that are very common among houseplants. They, like snake plants, can grow with very little maintenance and thrive well in low-light and drought-tolerant conditions.

There are many varieties available in this particular species. For example, the philodendron Brasil, also known as philodendron hederaceum Brasil and the other one which is velvet-leaf philodendron (philodendron hederaceum ‘Micans’) are the top choices for dorm rooms.

The queue is to water these plants once the top layer of the soil feels dry, and place them in bright light or low light conditions for better thriving. These non-fussy bedroom plants are a truly great addition to your existing plant collections in your bedroom.

Lavender

The extracts of lavender plants - Which is the lavender essential oil is known to have improved the quality of slumber according to a 2015 study. So, a lavender plant has many benefits that can add up to the reason why it should be the plant in your bedroom.

Lavender plants require pruning during the spring season when the new leaves appear. The sweet fragrance the plant emits is one of the strong reasons why you should consider having a pot of this purple herb in your room.

The plant care tips for this particular species include full light and dry or medium watering to ensure better growth of the plant. The soil used for the plant must be well-drained, light and sandy.

You can keep the plant on your nightstand, keep it on the dresser, or wherever it can create your sleeping environment and thus enjoy the smell of the plant. It’s just like lighting candles but naturally.

Aloe Vera

Can this guide be completed without the mention of these special succulents? These attractive plant species are easy to care for and grow under minimal maintenance. We all need such plants during these busy days.

Aloe vera plant adapts very well to different lighting conditions but can grow well if provided with direct lighting or moderate lighting options. And once again these plants are drought-tolerant and don't need to be watered all that frequently.

Watering too much can lead the plant roots to rot, so it is good to ensure that the soil is fully dried before watering the plant again. And we all know the immense benefits of the aloe vera gel to our health system and our skin.

Aloe vera gel can be applied on the skin to get soothing effects against scrapes and burns and sunburns as well. The offsets of the plants can be removed and re-poted to grow new plants. Aloe vera also releases oxygen during the night which is beneficial for practising sleep hygiene.

It also purifies the outdoor air during both mornings and evenings, so, a great plant addition for people who have allergies and are prone to dust and unseen pollution that the outdoor air brings into the home.

Rubber plant

Although rubber plants are not that recommended often, we have included this beauty in our plants' guide because this is one of the plants that will bring enlightenment to your room at the cost of low maintenance.

This beautiful plant with its striking and lush forest green leaves is a great addition to your room or home area because the leaves of the rubber plant is a toxic eliminator and also plays the part of purifying the air.

So, the rubber plant is once again an indoor air purifier that thrives in moderate to low lighting settings and can be watered occasionally. Allow the plant to dry before you decide to water the plant the next time. And with that, you can expect the rubber plant to thrive.

We all know that air pollution is a huge factor these days. With the increasing health issues associated with air pollution, the rubber plant is one of the great greens that helps absorb airborne chemicals and provides clean and fresh air.

If you are someone with sensitive respiratory systems, we highly recommend getting a rubber plant to your home because of the above-mentioned advantages. Greenery with benefits at low-maintenance is always welcome for many people!

Gerber Daisy

Gerber Daisy (Gerbera) is an extremely delicate plant. This plant is a South African native and doesn’t endure too little or no water conditions. This plant cannot be compared to snake plants or philodendrons which grow with little to medium level care.

Gerber Daisy is a plant that doesn’t last long forever and never fits into the bedroom conditions. It can be compared to a temporary eye candy that has to be disposed of eventually. But why did we add this to our plants' list?

These plants, although pampered in greenhouse conditions, can bring perfect, vibrant and cheery air to the room with their beautiful blooms. They are perfect to place on nightstands or your bedside table.

Even though it doesn’t last long, this flowering plant can put a smile on anybody’s face that seems to make eye contact with the plant. And we think that this plant is worth $5 because of its richness and beauty.

These plants also do a great job in removing the traces of organic pollutants from the air, which means, during its life, they will also act as an air purifier and promote healthy lungs by providing clear and fresh air.

Pothos

Pothos are one of the popular choices when it comes to houseplants and also for good reasons. These trailing plants are not only eye-soothing but also are low-maintenance and resilient. These plants are available in different colours which makes them more preferred.

With the ability to thrive and grow in different light conditions, be it full-sun or low light, pothos is also known for being highly drought-tolerant. Pothos are flowering plants but it is difficult to bring them to flower indoors.

So, you cannot expect them to flower inside the home environment, but you can enjoy the foliage nonetheless. You can either choose a hanging planter or simply place your pothos on the shelf to display their hanging vines.

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