Houseplants not only add colour and vibrancy to our homes, they’re renowned for their many health benefits, one of which includes being able to filter the air.
Scientific studies suggest houseplants have a relaxing, calming effect on people, making them the ideal choice for the bedroom…
10 Best Bedroom Plants
Parlor palm (Chamaedore)
This is the perfect choice for the bedroom, as it’s able to thrive in bright, indirect light in average home humidity. When caring for these bedroom plants, it’s important to keep the soil evenly moist but never sodden. Once the soil is completely dry to the touch, only then should you water it again. This plant grows between one and six feet tall, and between one and three feet wide.
Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Despite its somewhat wary name, the snake plant, with its sword-shaped leaves which appear adorned with silvery striations, is one of the best bedroom plants in existence. It’s also extremely low maintenance, making it an ideal option for those who are always on the go. It’s very adept to its environment and is quite happy when placed in the corner of a bedroom. When grown fully, it stands four feet tall and three feet wide.
Another prevalent bedroom plant, the orchid adds tranquillity to a bedroom space. The moth orchid is one the easiest orchids to grow, aptly named because its petals look like a moth’s rounded wings. These particular species of orchid are native to tropical regions, and favour high humidity. Because of this, they thrive in an east or west-facing position. For best results, grow them in medium-grain bark mix. When in bloom, they flower for weeks, and sometimes even months, reaching a height of two feet.
These low maintenance plants are both easy on the eye and an asset to the bedroom. They boast lengthy, slender leaves that curve charmingly from a central stem. Leaves are multi-coloured, ranging in shades from red to pink, yellow and cream. They’re even capable of holding their hue in low-light situations. For best results, place them in bright, indirect light.
Zeezee Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
If you require an easy-to-care for plant, perfect for the bedroom, look no further than the zeezee plant. It’s so low-maintenance; some believe it resembles an artificial plant. It boasts an abundance of rich, dark-green, shiny leaves and can reach a height of three feet.It requires little water and grows best in medium to bright light.
This houseplant boasts a wonderful aroma, which makes it one of the best bedroom plants for fragrance. Despite blooming slightly less than the traditional geranium, its flowers make up for this in aroma. Scents include rose, apricot, nutmeg, lemon, cinnamon, mint, lime, pineapple, ginger, coconut, chocolate, and more. For best results, and to encourage new growth, place in a warm, sunny, spot and prune regularly by removing faded flowers and leaves.
This exotic plant is proven to lower anxiety levels, while having a calming effect on the body. All of these feelings lead to a better nights sleep. With its pretty pink blossoms, it’s a winner in the bedroom plant department. Jasmine is best kept in a pot, maybe even on the windowsill, and you should water it regularly during flowering periods.
This plant specie is celebrated for its sleep-inducing scent. When used as a bedroom plant, it’s said to lower stress levels, the heart rate and blood pressure. Its beautiful purple shade will also add a pop of colour to the boudoir.
English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
Celebrated by NASA as one’s of nature’s most effective air purifiers, this particular specie makes an ideal bedroom plant. It’s able to improve a number of ailments, including asthma and common allergies – all of which have a big impact on sleep. In fact, English Ivy is able to remove 94% of airborne feces and 78% of airborne mould in less than 12 hours! Place on a ledge or in a hanging basket, where it is exposed to moderate sunshine, for best results.
Peace Lily (Spath)
Another must have plant for the bedroom; the peace lily is able to remove unwanted chemicals from the air, including benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde toxins. By filtering out these unwanted chemicals, it promotes a better night’s sleep, while preventing itchy eyes and sore throats. For best results, place this specie in a shady corner and water on a weekly basis.