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6 Best Plants for the Bedroom and Their Health Benefits

Plants aren't just for prettifying your home. They offer plenty of health benefits too!
6 Best Plants for the Bedroom and Their Health Benefits
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Plants aren't just for prettifying your home. They offer plenty of health benefits too!

Plantita or not, it’s easy to understand why a lot of people enjoy taking care of indoor plants. Not only do they add a fresher look to your home, but they also provide therapeutic benefits for their owners. That said, it’s important to do a lot of research first before settling down with what plant you want to keep in your room. Some plants trigger allergies, cause pest problems, take too much space, and are difficult to grow! And of course, we’d want to grow the nicest greens that offer the most perks too.

For a space like your bedroom, you need to be even more careful with the leafy pots you choose to place since it’s also where you work and sleep. In short, the plants you grow there can directly affect your health and well-being. But don’t fret! We’re here to help choose the right one for you.

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So, without further ado, here are six of the best plants for the bedroom:

1. Succulents 

One type of succulent you can easily grow in your room is aloe vera. Aside from being medicinal, it produces oxygen at night that may help you sleep better.

The best thing about succulents is they have the ability to easily adapt to harsh environments and store water on their own for long periods of time. Because of this, they’re probably the most low-maintenance house plant you can grow and put in any part of your room—from your bedside table, work desk, bookshelf, and windows.

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2. Pothos

This tropical vine is also easy to grow as long as you have enough sunlight in your room. It requires watering only around once or twice a week and can be placed on the floor or hung by a window. Just make sure you’re prepared with scissors and extra pots or bottles for when you need to propagate your pothos since they grow super fast! Though, if you own a cat or a dog, you may want to place the plant in unreachable spots for them as it can cause irritation when consumed.

The golden pothos is the best type to raise since it’s been proven by scientists to be among the most useful plants that remove air pollutants. Additionally, this plant can also bring you prosperity and wealth, according to Feng Shui!

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3. Snake plant

This sword-like plant is a great way to add a masculine touch to your room because of its sharp, dramatic edges. One of the special things about this plant is how it can purify your air even at night! While most plants are only able to go through that process under natural light in the morning to respire CO2 after hours, snake plants continue to release oxygen in the evening. This makes it a perfect bedroom plant that can contribute to cleaner air around you while you sleep.

This plant is also ideal for a room that doesn’t have a lot of windows since their leaves burn easily under direct sunlight. Plus, they grow pretty slowly and don't require constant repotting. If you’re not the green-thumb type or you’re staying in a dimly lit bedroom, this plant could still work for you!

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4. Ferns

The boston fern is a common indoor plant to have since it’s inexpensive, pretty, and extremely beneficial. It keeps the air purified and humid by naturally removing pollutants that trigger headaches and breathing difficulties.

Heads up! It can get tricky nailing that perfect bushy, arched fronds from the picture-perfect ferns we see online. To achieve this lush look, it’s best to place a spray bottle beside your pot and be wary of your room’s humidity. Remind yourself to refresh your fern with a little mist as often as you can. Also, make sure that your area isn’t too dry and isn’t getting any direct sunlight. 

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5. Spider plant

Don’t be so threatened by its name. Don’t worry, it doesn’t grow spiders, only long, skinny leaves that do the job of cleaning air efficiently. Even NASA dubbed the spider plant as one of the best air purifying indoor plants.

It’s best to keep this plant under indirect sunlight, but it easily adapts to whatever climate you keep it in. Just like the pothos, they grow pretty quickly, too, and only need to be watered around once or twice a week.

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6. Lavender

Lavenders are known for their delightful fragrance, but did you know that keeping a pot of them indoors offers a lot of other health benefits, too? They add a relaxing scent that aids sleep, and contributes to stress and anxiety management. That’s why, aside from your bedroom, it’s also a great addition to your work area!

Growing lavenders is perfect for a hot summer activity. When growing them indoors, make sure to place them near a window since they thrive under direct sunlight.

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