To get a good night’s sleep it is important that our bedroom has a relaxing atmosphere. This is why many experts suggest adding plants to our space. Plants help reduce indoor pollutants.
Some researchers have even theorized that plants can make you feel relaxed. There is one problem though, there are a lot of plants. Picking one out can be quite a task.
That’s why in this article, I have shortlisted some plants that you can keep in your bedroom.
1. Lady Palm Plant.
Your bedroom is often at risk of being infested by microorganisms and radicals. These radicals can cause breathing problems or other health issues if they manage to enter your body.
This is where our first entry into the list comes to your rescue. Lady Palm plants are one of the most well-known natural air purifiers.
They are capable of cleansing the air of formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene and toluene. It is also a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t require much nurturing.
Just make sure that you don’t let the soil on the pot become too dry. Watering it once or twice a day should be good enough.
Apart from that, you won’t face too many issues with Lady Palm. If you think that’s great, you will love the next one.
2. Spider Plant.
If Spider-Man is your friendly neighborhood superhero, then Spider Plant is like your friendly roommate. This will be especially true if you have any form of dust allergy.
Why? Because most experts believe that Spider Plants can remove more than 90% of toxins from the air.
Cleaner air means that you’ll have less chances of getting any type of infection. Unlike Lady Palm though, Spider Plants need to be pampered a little more.
I would recommend using well-drained soil on the pot. Make sure that you don’t water them too much.
Spider Plants prefer cooler temperatures. Anything from 13 to 18 degrees Celsius or 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit should be ideal for their growth.
They will also require to be repotted once in a while. Don’t let that dishearten you because they are worth it.
Speaking of which, let’s talk about another bedroom-friendly plant.
3. Lavender Plant.
If you really wish for your plant to give your bedroom an aesthetic feel, you can try Lavender.
Although growing a lavender plant in your bedroom isn’t for the lighthearted ones. You need to be fully dedicated in growing and maintaining the plant.
The number one rule of growing lavender in your bedroom is to make sure that it doesn’t feel cold. Yes, Lavender Plants hate cold like water hates oil.
They love warmth and sunlight, so you can choose a spot near your window. That way it would be easier for your plant to grow rapidly.
On the upside, Lavender has a soothing scent, which helps reduce depression. It also promotes sleep and helps to keep your blood pressure in check. So, don’t fret to work hard for this plant because you will get 10 times in return.
4. Rosemary Plant.
Now you might be wondering, “What is a culinary herb like Rosemary doing in this list?” Well, for starters, Rosemary Plant helps to reduce anxiety. This is mainly due to the strong and heady scent of the plant.
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Compared to many other plants in this list, Rosemary plants are comparatively easier to grow. Just keep them near your window and water them regularly.
That is all you really need to do with them. These small herbs grow better during summer, so you may have to spend some extra time taking care of it in winter.
The best part about this plant is that it will add a peaceful aura in your bedroom.
This will help you stay relaxed and get good quality of sleep at night.
5. Peace Lily Plant.
Here is a plant that is more common as a bedroom plant. Peace Lily is known for its ability to purify your bedroom’s air.
So, you can get a good night’s sleep without issues such as wheezing or sniffling. What’s more? It is one of the easiest plants to take care of.
A Peace Lily Plant needs regular watering and well-drained soil. Repotting it once a year, preferably during spring would be a good move, as the plant grows better when exposed to the minerals of new soil.
Apart from that, Peace Lily Plant will also look aesthetically good in your bedroom. It will make you feel more peaceful and relaxed.
Well it is named Peace Lily after all. Speaking of peace, here is another plant that you can consider.
6. Valerian Plant.
Valerian Plants have been long regarded as some of the best indoor plants. Although, it comes with its own challenge.
A Valerian Plant needs at least six hours of sunlight regularly. That can be a tough ask for a person who does a regular 9 to 5 job.
It can be managed easily. You can either keep the plant near the window or keep it outside in the morning. This way, it will get the amount of sunlight that it needs. What will you be getting in return?
The sweet scent of Valerian flowers have been proven in research to help you fall asleep faster. In other words, this is your weapon against insomnia.
Cats also like the scent of Valerian flowers. S, if you have cats at home, they will love it too.
7. Gerbera Daisy Plant.
Are you looking for a plant that is beautiful and can get rid of toxins? Then Gerbera Daisy is the plant for you. During the daytime, these plants are capable of elevating your mood by emanating sweet scents.
They are known to be able to absorb toxins and carbon dioxide from the air. Hence, it is a good plant for people with sleep apnea. Apart from that, it is also good for people who have different types of allergies.
The only drawback to getting this plant is that it isn’t easy to maintain. You need to properly water the plant once a week. The soil then must be left to dry.
Gerbera Daisies also require a lot of sunlight. Once again, this isn’t for everyone, but if you are up for the challenge, go for it.
8. Aloe Vera Plant.
From one of the toughest plants to raise, we have landed on one of the easiest.
Aloe Vera Plant is revered in many cultures and alternative medicines for its therapeutic qualities. It is also considered to be good for the skin.
Here is one thing that gets ignored a lot of times. Unlike most plants that exhale oxygen during the day, Aloe Vera does so at night.
So when you sleep with Aloe Vera in your bedroom, you will be much more relaxed. Apart from that, Aloe Vera also improves the quality of air.
Aloe Vera doesn’t require too much water or sunlight. Just water it once in a while and make sure that you repot it once every year or two.
It is good for any plant to receive sunlight. Many other plants will die without it, but not with Aloe Vera. This is why it is one of the best plants for beginners.
Now it’s time to go through some Things to Remember, Now that I have suggested some plants for you, here are some things to keep in mind if you are planning to raise one:
– Every Plant is Unique.
Similar to all other forms of life, every plant is different. If a method works for Lavender Plant, it may not work for Rosemary.
This is why it would be better if you keep an open mind. Just remember to keep some of the basic things in check.
This includes watering your plants, letting it get enough sunlight & air, and repotting it once a year. These are some basics when it comes to growing a plant.
– Patience is Very Important.
You will have to be very patient when it comes to raising a plant. If you want to keep it healthy, you will have to take care of it.
This might require doing things you didn’t quite know about. For example, you will have to put in a lot of effort for Valerian or Gerbera Daisy.
They have their needs without which they won’t be able to grow. So you will have to be patient with them.
So which of these plants would you get for your bedroom? Do you know anyone who keeps plants in their bedrooms?
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