Bedroom Plants — To Purify Air, Help You Sleep Better, Reduce Anxiety, and Beautify Your Space

You can never go wrong with bedroom plants if you want to create a fresh living environment. Bedroom plants purify air, help you sleep better, reduce anxiety, and beautify your space.

After scrolling through photos on your social media feed and finding pics of pretty bedrooms, you notice the concept of each room shares the same element: indoor plants.

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Indoor Plants Aren’t Only For Decoration

You might think the sole purpose of indoor plants is for visual stimulation, but that’s not true. 

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Bedroom plants serve many purposes. Plants can help you sleep better and improve your health. 

Here are some ideas for bedroom plants that serve a variety of  purposes:

Bedroom Plants Purify Air

One benefit of bedroom plants is how they purify air.

Some plants absorb harmful gasses. In 1989, a study conducted by NASA found that plants reduce indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene. 

Lavender

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It may be odd to find lavender plants indoors as they are found in wide-open fields. However, lavender can survive indoors if the conditions are right conditions. 

If you want a lavender plant in your bedroom, place it under direct light a few hours every day and water it when the soil is dry. Lavender produces a soft scent that masks air pollutants.

Lady Palm

The Lady Palm has fan-like leaves made from multiple fronds. It fits most bedroom styles and concepts.

Lady Palms are easy to grow. The plants thrive in indirect light and need little water.

Rubber Plant

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A rubber plant has large, shiny, thick leaves that add vertical accents to a room. It can survive with moderate to bright light and watering.

This plant produces sap, so when prune it, make sure you wear gloves.

Areca Palm

The plumes of an Areca plant can grow up to seven feet. This plant is for rooms or indoor spaces with wide areas. The plant needs bright, indoor light and constant moisture during the spring and summer.

English Ivy

The English ivy is a hanging bedroom plant. It can survive in pots or hanging baskets. The plant can be mixed with taller plants in the same pot.

It needs moderate light in the summer and spring, and bright sunlight in colder seasons. 

When watering an English ivy, let the soil’s surface dry between waterings, but make sure the plant doesn’t dry out. 

Boston Fern

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If you want luscious greenery in your bedroom window, then a Boston fern is the plant for you. Boston ferns are inexpensive and are a classic houseplant choice because of their bright leaves. 

Boston ferns require light and daily mist. You can try placing them on a tray with pebbles and water. They also  shed their leaves, so be wary of the leaves that fall from them.

Chinese Evergreen

This plant is easy to care for and has pale green shiny leaves with white spots. It can survive under low indoor light, and it would be best for this plant to be misted.

However, it does not like cold air, so make sure to prevent drafts in your room.

Snake Plant

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Although it is a tall, it’s compact and has leaves that sprout from the ground shaped like a sword. It’s a tough plant, so it can survive without being taken care of. 

Bright and indirect light helps this plant survive. It doesn’t need to be watered until the soil is almost dry.

Dracaena

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This plant has several types, and most of them have been found to have air cleaning abilities. Dracaenas are easy to grow and have long, thin leaves, which are a stunning addition to your bedroom. The leaves also have some red linings that add flair to the plant. 

If you plan on getting a Dracaena for your room, it will need moderate to bright indirect light and moist soil.

Lacy-Tree Philodendron

This may look like a bulky plant, but it is easy to manage. Lacy-Tree Philodendrons have delicate leaves with lacy edges. The leaves start upright, but spread as it grows.

A Lacy-Tree Philodendron needs moderate light and would need water when the top few inches of the soil are dry.

Bedroom Plants To Help You Sleep Better

Bedroom plants can provide you with a good night’s sleep. They clean the air and show relaxing and soothing scents that stimulate drowsiness.

This is why keeping plants in your bedroom can help you sleep better.

Aloe Vera

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You might know aloe vera in its gel form. But, the aloe vera plant can help you sleep. It is one of the best plants for bedroom oxygen as it purifies the air, helps you breathe easier.

Areca Palm

Although this is a large plant for your bedroom, the Areca Palm is a natural humidifier. The plant is helpful if you have sinus problems at night. This plant is also effective in clearing air toxins that can be harmful to your body.

Bamboo Palm

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The Bamboo Palm is another large tree that you can put in your room to give you a warm and clean feel. Bamboo Palm leaves purify air pollutants and toxins.

To maximize its effect, place your Bamboo Palm near your windows so they can absorb light to support their big leaves.

Bromeliad

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Bromeliads are tropical plants that can be effective natural air filters. They can help increase the oxygen in your room, especially in the evening, while they absorb carbon dioxide during the day. They are working to keep the air in your space clean, and they are the perfect addition to a tropical-themed room.

Chamomile

This is a herb used in teas. The scent of Chamomile relaxes your body. In addition, studies have shown that Chamomile is an effective sleep-inducer and will assist you in having uninterrupted sleep.

Gardenia

Gardenia has fragrant and beautiful flowers that can be found in gardens. These flowers produce a scent that smells fresh and is light to the nose.

The smell of Gardenias can also help you relax and sleep better. One study found the scent of Gardenia has a similar affect as valium.

Gerbera Daisy

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These stunning flowers are the perfect addition to your room when it needs to have a pop of color. Gerbera Daisies can increase the oxygen in a room and have abilities to purify the air of toxins.

However, this plant is more suitable for people with green thumbs as the Gerbera Daisy can be high maintenance.

Golden Pothos

If you don’t have any luck taking care of plants, then the Golden pothos is the perfect plant for you. It is a low-maintenance plant that is perfect for your bedroom for a hint of greenery and can purify the air as well. 

According to a NASA clean air study, Golden pothos is one of the top air-purifying plants that you can have in your home. It looks great in baskets, and you can even place them on shelves.

Jasmine

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The sweet smell of Jasmine is an excellent aid to relax your mind after a long day. The Jasmine scent is found in perfumes and candles, and its refreshing aroma is perfect if you need a good night’s sleep. Jasmine helps reduce anxiety and stress that can assist you in having a sound mental performance.

Orchid

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A beautiful tropical flower, the orchid is a plant that can produce plenty of oxygen. It also absorbs carbon dioxide during the day. They are best placed on your nightstand so that their beautiful blooms are the first thing you see before you start your day. 

Bedroom Plants To Relieve Stress And Anxiety

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Some plants produce scents that relax the mind and body. The following plants help with easing stress and anxiety. It is helpful to have them in your bedroom as this is the space where you need relaxation for sleep. 

Basil

Although Basil is used for cooking, it gives off a woody scent from linalool. Basil produces oxygen for almost 20 hours per day. The plant purifies the air which has a positive effect on your blood pressure, stress, and mood.

Flamingo Lily

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The Flamingo Lily is a unique plant with a flower that looks like a flamingo. It has large glossy leaves and heart-shaped flowers with a green flower in the middle, giving it a flamingo look.

The Flamingo Lily is not for novice plant lovers as it’s on the high maintenance side. Therefore, it needs humidity. That’s why it would be best to have other plants in your room that produce moisture in the air.

Jade Plant

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The Jade Plant looks like a bonsai or a small tree. It is a dense shrub that may look more like an outdoor plant. However, this is a great plant that helps eliminate air pollutants from unwanted odors like paint and bleach. 

If you get a Jade Plant, or already have one, make sure to water it. You can also re-pot pruned branches as they can grow on their own when properly transferred and can make great gifts.

Rosemary

Another familiar kitchen herb, Rosemary, has a great scent used in relaxing oils and fragrances. You can decorate your room with a small herb pot that you can put above your drawers or vanity.

Succulents

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Succulents are small plants that come in different shapes and colors. They release oxygen at night, which can improve sleep quality. They are effortless to take care of, and do not need watering every day.

Weeping Fig

The tall plant is perfect if you need a vertical element in your room. Weeping Figs are great for cycling out toxins and irritants in the air. The Weeping Fig does not like to be moved, so choose a good spot in your bedroom where it can get sunlight without having to move it.

Peppermint

Studies show that peppermint helps lower frustrations and boost alertness. In addition, the menthol content in the plant, which is found in bath products, is good muscle relaxant.

You can also remove a few leaves and add them with hot water for peppermint tea before going to bed.

Peace Lily

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In one study conducted by NASA, clean air, Peace Lily filters air toxins and pollutants. Peace Lilies can help reduce toxic household chemicals and kills mold spores.

Chrysanthemum

This flower was found to be a great assistant in improving air quality. In addition, there was research conducted that having Chrysanthemums improves a short-term memory and overall mood.

Gerbera

The colors of Gerberas offer calmness after a long day. Aside from their visual appeal, they can also remove harmful toxins in the air like benzene, which is a chemical found in ink. 

Bedroom Plants to Beautify Your Space

You should get plants in your bedroom is to add  color or accents . Although there are other benefits that you can get from taking care of bedroom plants, they can be good décor pieces.

Peace Lily

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Peace Lily is a great bedroom plant decor and one of the most popular houseplants because its glossy leaves can survive in any light. It can also tolerate a variety of watering habits. They wilt quickly when they need water but will perk up once watered.

If you place a Peace Lily near a window, it will produce white flower-like spathes that can appear for weeks.

Parlor Palm

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The Parlor Palm is found as an indoor plant in public spaces like malls and offices because of its partial to full shade. It can thrive under low light conditions, and in fact, too much light can burn its leaves. However, it is suggested that the Parlor Palm is placed in an area with high humidity and is an effective deterrent to pests such as spider mites.

English Ivy

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English Ivy quickly spreads to look great across a small trellis or hoop that you can use to decorate your room. It can live in any lighting, and the trailing vines of the English Ivy are a beautiful display piece in your bedroom. It can also survive without water for a week.

Snake Plant

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What are snake plants good for? Also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, the plant purifies the air inside your room, and is a sharp addition to improving its interior. It has a unique visual that attract attention, but is compact so as not to take much space in your bedroom.

Corn Plants

The Corn Plant looks like a mini tree and is excellent when you love an outdoor feel inside your room. Its leaves are long and glossy, and it has stout trunks that make it look like a tree. It can serve as a great anchor piece in the corner of your bedroom. If you want the Corn Plant to produce flowers, you may want to place it near a window with sunlight.

Gerber Daisy

Although Gerber Daisies can brighten your room with their colors, don’t expect them to live long as they are not made for potting and cannot survive without constant care. 

Gerber Daisies are grown in greenhouses. That’s why a bedroom set is not ideal for them. However, they can be nice temporary additions to your room while in their healthiest bloom.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

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The Fiddle Leaf Fig has a unique shaped leaf for those who love indoor plants. They can survive under indirect sunlight and thrive where the humidity is high. As long as you do everything in moderation, you won’t have any problems with a Fiddle Leaf Fig. 

Philodendron

Philodendrons are perfect for homeowners who need fuss-free plants. They can survive on a shelf or a drawer top in a basket and will spread on their own as it finds a space it can wrap themselves around. Although they can tolerate low light situations, their leaves can get a little wilted if exposed to too much dim light.

Spider Plant

The Spider Plant is a familiar plant to many because of its visuals. It can produce several “pups” on stems that hang from the main plant.

Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera is also an eye-catching plant looks majestic in your bedroom. It is a low-maintenance plant as it can live without water for a few weeks, but you place it in a bright spot in your bedroom. 

Care and Maintenance

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If you don’t have a green thumb, you may not think of adding plants for your bedroom. However, it is not too late to have a living organism for your room. Indoor plants can be low maintenance.

Not all plants need constant care. Some plants do not need water for weeks, and others do not need constant sunlight. With these tips, you can help your indoor potted plant grow and be healthy for your plant-themed bedroom.

  • Choose the correct pot for your plant. The purpose of a pot is not only for plant storage, but it also aids in plant drainage and irrigation. Ensure your pot has a hole in the bottom for excess water to escape through. Drowning your plant is the last thing you want. Don’t overwater them because too much water is harmful to your plant.
  • Next, use healthy potting soil. If you’re transferring or re-potting your plant, you should ensure that the ground you are transferring your plant to is healthy and conducive to plant growth. You can buy packaged soil for this purpose. 
  • Water your plant just enough: not too little or too much. Some plants require constant watering, while some can go weeks without water. You don’t want to drown your plant, and you don’t want it to wilt.
  • Expose your plant to sunlight as it is essential to the plant’s food-making process. Without sunlight, your plant won’t live.

Guide to Buying Bedroom Plants

Buying an indoor plant for your bedroom can be tricky and depends on a few factors. 

Location 

Ask yourself where you intend to put your plant. If it is in the corner of your room, then it would be best to get taller and bushier plants.

Floral plants or succulents may be the best plants for bedroom. If you plan to put them over your cabinets or on your shelves, you should opt for crawling vines.

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Gardening Skills

Different plants require certain care. You don’t want a plant that’s hard to take care of if you don’t have a green thumb. 

Bedroom Aesthetic

Other than designing your bedroom to be a comfortable space, there have been trends where bedrooms adapt to a one concept. So, make sure you choose the right plants that to fit your room’s design.

For example, some plants suit a tropical concept like Parlor Palms or Sword Plants for a more minimalist approach.

Humidity And Temperature

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Humidity and temperature. Different plants can thrive in different circumstances, so buy plants that can live at  comfortable temperatures. Some plants can survive in high humidity, while others cannot withstand the cold. 

Research

You can always do additional research on the type of plant you think you would be able to take care of. For example, plants such as succulents can survive weeks without water and thrive in dimly-lit rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Where Should I Begin When I Want To Buy Potted Plants?

There are many options for potted indoor plants. These plants are easy to take care of and do not require much attention. For example, you can look at Snake Plants that can fit an edgy concept or a Swiss Cheese Plant if you want something big and bold. 

If a plant catches your attention, learn more about it so you know what to expect. 

Should I Buy Potted Plants In-Person Or Online?

While both options are good, it would be best to see the plants in person. You must get to know your choices personally so you can see the plants’ authentic colors. Buying the plant personally means that you can also check on its physical state and see if the actual plant is healthy before you buy it. 

It would be okay to buy plants online for more expert plant people if it’s from a trusted plant store. It is also good if you know some feedback regarding a specific store’s online service so that you can opt for their online options. 

Either way, you should  be vigilant when buying plants to ensure that you get the most out of your purchase.

Should I Spend Time Taking Care Of My Bedroom Plants?

You shouldn’t spend a lot of time taking care of plants in your bedroom, mainly because the bedroom is a place to relax and unwind. You do not want to lie down in bed and look at a wilting plant that would make you stressed even more.

That is why it’s ideal to get a low-maintenance plant for your bedroom, whether you’re a plant rookie or a plant expert.

Is It Okay To Put My Bedroom Plants Away From The Window?

Plants need sunlight to produce nutrients that they need to live. Although some plants can survive in dimly-lit areas of your home, they need sunlight to grow. 

If you place a plant far from a window with sunlight, you can move the plant to get the sunlight it needs for a few hours a day. Ensure you know how much light your plant needs because you don’t want to deprive it of sunlight or expose it to too much sunlight.

How To Know When To Water Bedroom Plants?

Overwatering is a rookie mistake among for new plant owners. Plants need enough water to live, and nothing more. However, there are ways to check if your plant needs water.

Soil-probing
Moisture meter
Plant weight  
Wilting
Tipping on the leaves
Yellow leaves

How To Kill Bugs On Bedroom Plants?

Bugs are harmful to your plants and health. To prevent infestation, use insecticidal soap that comes in a spray bottle. First, spray the plant on its leaves, bottom, and the stem. Do this in two-week intervals.

The insecticide may take three weeks because the substance may not work on insect eggs, which can still hatch. However, if you notice the infestation is severe, you’ll need to throw it away.

Conclusion

Some plants can survive with low maintenance and are easy to take care of. This is why doing your research is essential to find the right plant that suits your taste and lifestyle. 

There are benefits from putting plants in your bedroom as they do not only make a stunning visual addition, but they also have health benefits that can improve your quality of life.

Don’t think twice about buying indoor plants for bedroom.