9 Top Bedroom Plants for a Healthy & Lively Room

BEDROOM PLANTS

bedroom plants

Why creating a space that can keep us calm and our mind beautiful is so important?

Indoor plants are said to reduce our stress level and also help us breathe fresh.

Bedroom plant decor will keep our mind healthy and our space green.

Check out 15 Classy Indoor Planters to show your bedroom plants.

The splash of living green boosts our mood and purifies the air too.

Indoor plants reduce air pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene.

Consider the other 15 indoor plants for air purification.

On the other side, houseplants on the bedside table look so authentic and lively.

Here are some no-fuss houseplants which will add color to your room and will happily stay in low sunlight and low maintenance.

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9 BEST PLANTS FOR BEDROOM

1. POTHOS

pothos

Pothos require bright light and not any direct sunlight. That is what makes it a perfect bedroom plant.

Though pothos can grow in low light conditions.

Pothos are said to stay alive and strong even in the dark.

Pothos can be grown in any hanging container or even a container that could be rested on a shelf.

Pothos are easy to propagate from stem cuttings. You can place the cutting in a glass of water, and when the roots appear, simply transfer it to a container.

Plant it in any well-draining potting soil and it is good to grow.

You do not need to water it daily as pothos prefers some soil dry out in between watering.

If you find leaves are turning yellow, then you are watering way less than required.

Pothos cleanses the air and removes air toxins like benzene and formaldehyde that can be present in any furnished room.

Pothos are great to keep in offices or living room too as it removes carbon monoxide.

Pothos are great bedroom plants as it ensures enough oxygen.

An indoor plant which you must consider to keep in the home whether a bedroom or living room.

 

2. PEACE LILY

peace lily bedroom plant

The peace lily is a beautiful houseplant that produces a beautiful white flower.

But, a warning, the peace lily is a poisonous plant.

Every part of it starting from leaf, flower to stem contains calcium oxalate, which may cause stomach and respiratory irritation if ingested. So, peace lily should be out of reach from pets or children.

Or even better, do not plant peace lily indoors, if you have pets or children.

Peace Lily can be grown in warm, humid climates. Prefer some 18 degrees Celcius or more.

Unlike pothos, peace lilies require consistent moisture so water it thoroughly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.

It grows up to 16 inches tall when kept in a container.

Peace Lily does not require any direct sunlight. Only a bright place will do.

If no flowers are appearing, it means it is receiving lesser light than required.

Place it in well-draining all-purpose potting soil and fertilize it with some high phosphorous fertilizer to encourage blooming.

 

3. SPIDER PLANT

spider bedroom plant

This is a beautiful plant to keep in the bedroom or hanging in the living room.

During summer seasons, spider plants may also produce tiny white flowers.

Spider plants are also good to keep in bathrooms as it requires a humid condition.

Grow in a well-draining potting mix.

Spider plants do not like any direct sunlight. So, keep it in a bright spot or indirect sunlight area.

Direct sunlight will cause brown tips and spots to their leaves.

Water occasionally. Do not let the soil dry out too much.

The tips of the leaves will turn brown if it faces low humidity.

Fertilize no more than twice a month.

You can check this fertilizer from amazon that will provide the plant food.

A temperature of 13-27 degrees Celsius is preferred.

Spider plant purifies the air by absorbing toxins like formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and benzene.

It is one of the easiest plants to maintain indoor.

 

4. RUBBER PLANT

rubber plant

Rubber plants can grow very tall if given a wide container.

Needless to say, the rubber plant is an outdoor plant that matures and reaches its optimum height at 10-13 years.

But it can be kept indoor that ads beauty to a room.

Rubber plants prefer bright and indirect light. 

Direct sunlight will result in scorched leaves.

It needs to be planted in well-draining soil. 

During summer seasons, the soil must be kept moist and cleaning of leaves with a damp cloth should also be a part of care.

If you over water then rubber plant leaves will turn yellow.

During the winter season, clean the leaves but watering it only 2-3 times a month will do.

 

5. ZZ PLANT

zz plant

ZZ plants have dark green leaves that are attractive and drought tolerant and fine in low light conditions.

ZZ plants add to the bedroom decor and you can keep it in any bright place and low light area. So it can easily thrive in rooms without any direct sunlight.

As it is a drought-tolerant plant, so water it when the topsoil is dry. It can store water and go for long periods without water.

ZZ plant is a natural air purifier that absorbs toxins like xylene, benzene, and toluene from the air.

But, the ZZ plant is toxic to pets. So never keep it if having pets in the house.

ZZ plants can cause eye irritation if in direct contact and can cause vomiting and diarrhea if ingested.

 

6. LUCKY BAMBOO

lucky bamboo bedroom plant

A bamboo plant needs fresh, clean water every day.

The lucky bamboo plants can also be grown without any potting soil.

Water it, on a very regular basis if you want to grow a bamboo plant indoor.

A bamboo plant in containers does not require a lot of light, and it can tolerate partial shade too.

If your lucky bamboo stalk is turning yellow, it means it is receiving light more than required.

I would remove the yellow stalks.

A bamboo plant is said to bring luck and charm.

A bamboo plant is an excellent air purifier but a lucky bamboo plant has got nothing with air purification.

But it definitely adds freshness to the room.

 

7. LAVENDER

lavender

Lavender has a very soothing and calming effect.

Place lavender seeds on a seed tray with a light soil mix that will drain quickly.

The seeds should germinate in about 14 days when you need to place the seedlings in full sunlight.

Terra cotta pots are best to grow lavenders. The porous clay pot will lose moisture and thus the root will not rot.

Lavender plants can be grown in small pots.

Lavender does not require much water so allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

Lovely violet flowers enhance the aesthetic beauty of your room.

Lavender flowers are also edible herbs which when taken in small quantities.

You can use it in baked items or cooking recipes for the aroma.

You can also use it while making tea.

Lavender purifies the air by lowering carbon mono-oxide levels.

 

8. GARDENIA

gardenia

Gardenia is a bushy shrub that produces white and sweetly fragrant flowers.

Place in some organic potting soil in a container of 12 inches deep.

Gardenia requires 8 hours of sunlight.

So if placing in a bedroom, make sure it gets enough direct or in-direct light to blossom.

Plant it where it can have the morning sun.

Water the plant when the topsoil is dry.

Gardenia plant requires sufficient drainage of soil so that the water does not sit at the bottom.

Remove dead leaves to encourage growth.

You can fertilize it with 1/2 tsp iron sulfate once a month in the growing period.

Gardenia also has air purifying potential.

 

9. ALOE VERA

Place aloe vera plant on a sunny window sill of the bedroom or somewhere where it can receive 8 hours of light.

Aloe vera can tolerate some filtered midday sun.

Aloe vera leaves juices needless to say have so much of medicinal uses.

From skincare to treating burns. You can use the aloe vera fresh gel.

Water aloe vera plant deeply but infrequently.

Allow the soil to dry 1-2 inches before watering.

You can even water the aloe vera plant once a week.

If your aloe vera plant is healthy then the leaves will tend to grow upwards.

Aloe vera is such a potential air toxin remover.

Put the potted plant in the room as bedroom plants and in 24 hours it will remove 90% of the formaldehyde in the air.

It also absorbs dust and eliminates harmful microorganisms.

 

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