The indoor plants can do more than injecting greenery into our homes. They are able to cleanse the indoor air, thanks to their air-purifying properties. The potted plants help eliminate toxic pollutants from the air. It's not just a thought. There are studies that have proven this benefit of indoor plants. In 1989, the space agency NASA, teamed up with the US government to carry out a study. They were able to demonstrate under laboratory conditions that the indoor plants are able to reduce the air pollutants in a household for example benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia and xylene. NASA recommends putting at least one plant per hundred square feet in a household.
Besides these scientific and logical benefits, the house plants also boost your mood, enhance creativity and reduce anxiety. Now, who wouldn't like that? These benefits would be very advantageous if the plants are placed in your bedroom. You will want to keep the stress away before you dive into your bed.
Following is a list of plants that will go best in your bedroom and their benefits.
1 — Peace Lily
Peace Lily is also called “Closet Plant ''. They are a popular choice for bedroom plants. If you love flowers, Peace Lily is what you need. Although it is a showy plant, it is low maintenance. Peace Lily can absorb pollutants like Carbon Monoxide and Xylene. It also adds a little bit of moisture to your bedroom air, making it perfect to breathe in. Peace Lily has its name for a reason. Its beauty is believed to alleviate stress and bring calmness to body and mind for a restful sleep.
2 — Lavender
Looking for a treat for your eyes and nose? Enter, Lavender! Mostly thought of as an outdoor plant, Lavender can be grown indoors. It needs more light so a south-facing window in your bedroom would be the perfect place for a lavender plant. Besides it’s beautiful smell, Lavender also aids your sleep. It relieves insomnia and helps in pain management. A lavender in your bedroom can work wonders for your skin, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. Read more 7 Ways to Improve Your Skin While You Sleep.
3 — Rubber Plant
With its beautiful shiny leaves, a rubber plant can add a great visual interest to your bedroom. It is a low maintenance plant so if you're a beginner, go for a rubber plant. Like others, it purifies the air. In addition, it also has anti-inflammatory properties which are great for a better night's sleep.
4 — Areca Palm
Areca Palm can grow tall so it can be great for an abandoned corner in your bedroom. This low maintenance plant has many benefits including absorbing air-pollutants and releasing more oxygen. It is a Feng Shui plant that means it creates a peaceful environment in your bedroom and has amazing effects for a better night sleep.
5 — Chinese money plant
Chinese Money plant is also called “Pancake Plant” or “Spaceship Plant”. It is gaining popularity quickly because of its low maintenance. It can go perfectly on your bedside table. It provides air purification, easy propagation and symbolism. A Fun Fact about Chinese Money Plant is that there’s a myth that putting a coin in its soil will boost your financial luck.
Other plants that can go great in your bedroom are English Ivy, Chinese Evergreen, Snake plant, Pothos and Corn plant. All of them are low maintenance plants that add a great vertical interest to your bedroom in addition to their air-purifying properties. Especially, the English Ivy can go on a shelf in your bedroom and hang down to give it an eye-catching look.