Our best plants for bedroom guide not only adds a splash of greenery to your home to liven it up, but they come with a wide range of benefits. Bedroom plants can promote health, creativity, and most important it brings happiness, which we can’t ever get enough of. It is good to have plants in your bedroom and home in general because these are air purifying plants.
A 1989 NASA experiment found that indoor plants can also improve the air quality in a home by removing harmful nasties from the air; chemicals like benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde. Therefore, knowing which are the best plants for bedroom are essential.
Best Plants for Bedroom to know:
1. Lavender (Lavandula):
Best plants for bedroom for deeper sleep
Has stress-relieving mental benefits which causes your blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol (stress hormone) to lower while helping you have the best night’s sleep. Lavender loves the brightness of a sunny window for a couple of hours a day and water when soil is slightly dry. Lavender comes in a wide range of purples and its pop’s of color will not just look amazing but will relax you.
If you would like more of the benefits of Lavender, but do not want to overwhelm your space we also recommend soaps, bath salts, candles, and creams. The list of products out there are endless, and why not? This nature’s treasure is amazing and a must have for your bedroom. Shop our best plants for bedroom guide, which include lavender plants and products.
2. Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica):
Best plants for bedroom for improving air quality
Yes, you can actually make rubber with this plant hence the name! This isn’t just a rubber maker, its beautiful shiny leaves and beefy shape can improve your air quality while it creates oxygen. It can grow up to a medium size plant making it a grand bedroom focal point.
In Feng Shui, rubber plants in a bedroom have been said to denote wealth, luck and prosperity due to its rounded leaves. This indoor plant enjoys moderate to bright indirect light that isn’t too hot; during the summer the soil should be kept moist in addition to misting the leaves. Water once or twice during dormant season and you should be good to go! Our best plants for bedroom guide includes our favorite rubber plants too! Shop now!
3. English Ivy (Hedera helix):
Best air purifying plants for bedroom
You’ve probably encounter this plant in exterior facades but it also makes beautiful bedroom plants, especially when its hung from a shelf or basket, and requires only moderate exposure to sunlight. Ivy has properties that include: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial, and it’s amazing at reducing the mold in your room making this plant one of a kind and part of the best plants for bedrooms.
To keep English Ivy happy as an indoor plant in your new bedroom design simply place it under moderate lighting during spring and summer. However, during the fall bright light works best, and let the soil surface dry a tad between watering but don’t let the plant totally dry out. Shop this air purifying plant here.
4. BOSTON FERN ( Nephrolepis exaltata):
Best plants for bedroom with air purifying benefits
Has bright green fronds that range in length and will give your bedroom a beautiful sight to look at; looks exquisite when hung on a macramé, and are pet friendly making this our top favorite best plants for bedroom.
Something important to note about these bedroom plants is that it not just a beauty, but it’s a natural air purifier that gets rid of harmful toxins that are floating in the air, but also improves humidity by helping to moisture the air. Keep your plant happy by misting here and there regularly and locate it under indirect sunlight. Shop Boston Fern.
5. Snake Plant- (also known as the “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue”):
Best air purifying plants for bedroom
This plant is not as scary as it sounds but it sure is a strong and feisty one. It features stiff leaves that range in height with yellow borders. Its been said that those that behold a snake plant, the eight gods bestowed their virtues among them: (long life, prosperity, intelligence, beauty, art, poetry, health, and strength).
In addition to these great virtues, this bedroom plant also comes along with some great benefits for your home. The “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue” removes the toxic chemicals from the air, but it also absorbs CO2 and converts it into oxygen which is awesome because we need oxygen to breathe an a little extra wouldn’t hurt!
Keeping these bedroom plants happy are quite easy, because you don’t have to water it much and it does prefer sunlight but can endure with low amounts if needed. Shop Snake Plant!
6. Peace lily plants (Spathiphyllum genus):
Best bedroom plants for increasing humidity
Peace lily plants are also known as closet plants because they don’t need direct sunlight, but please don’t stick them into one!!! These bedroom plants are great because they can elevate your bedroom design in seconds, creating a more peaceful, serene, and heaven like space, in addition to being a perfect focal point.
The great thing about the whole closet thing is that it doesn’t enjoy sunlight as much, and prefers the shade and a moist soil. This bedroom plant is not just great for your bedroom design but your home because it’s a master of air pollutant removal. Shop Peace Lily!
7. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis):
Best bedroom plants for improving air quality
Some people may ask themselves this question. Really, aloe vera? And the answer is YES! The fleshy leaves are a great indoor plant and since it’s not common in a bedroom setting it will be a wow factor in your new bedroom design.
This bedroom plant can remove toxins that are floating in the air, but its fleshy leaves aren’t just striking, their also filled with a gel that has amazing healing properties, vitamins, and it’s a great anti-bacterial for cuts or even burns.
Now, hopefully you won’t have any cuts or burns, but at least it great to know you have this available if necessary! Aloe vera is kept happy with a little bit of water and prefers bright indirect sunlight, especially during cooler temperatures. Note: a windowsill would be a great place to start! Shop Aloe Vera!
8. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum):
Champion cleanser of air
This dangly plant also known as airplane plant will infuse your bedroom with fun and fresh air. I bet the spider plant doesn’t seem so creepy anymore huh? This is one of the best plants for your bedroom and is extremely easy to take care. Its been recommended for first time buyers learning how to take care of plants since it’s that hard to kill! This creepy-crawler does enjoy bright light but not direct sunlight. Shop Spider Plant
9. Jasmine (common jasmine):
Best plants bedroom for relaxation
Jasmines are tropical blooms that thrive in warmer climates and produce this amazingly exotic fragrance which possess herbal properties that are great for relaxation and help you get a great night’s rest. These indoor plants love the sun and part shade; water it once the top 1 inch of the soil is dry and requires checking on them several times a week. Shop Jasmine Plant!
There you have it! Our top bedroom plants with tons of benefits that are great for your wellbeing! For more bedroom design ideas go to our “Perfect Bedroom room Design Tips”, to learn how to design your bedroom just like an interior designer.