15 Bedroom Plants To Help You Sleep Better

    Bedroom Plants - Lady sleeping

    With increasing stress and anxiety among individuals in cities, people find it difficult to sleep at night. Plants and flowers can help you sleep better. Research has shown that getting closer to nature helps in reducing stress levels.

    We have curated a list of 15 plants that can help you sleep better. We have carefully selected plants that:

    1. Purify the indoor air. Some of these plants even release oxygen at nigh while some emit aromatic scents that induce sleep
    2. Can survive the low-light conditions of bedrooms
    3. Add greenery to your bedroom
    4. Require minimum care and are hard to kill.

    1. Snake plant

    Sansevieria trifasciata (snake plant)_6inch

    Snake plant is an evergreen perennial plant with very stiff, thick leaves, often mottled with white, and clustered flowers on slender stalks. These plants are very much tolerant to a wide range of temperature, light and water conditions thus making it most suitable as bedroom plant.

    Snake plants are known to purify the air in your bedroom and provide you good sleep at night. Of all the numerous oxygen producing plants, snake plants have unique property of converting a lot of CO2 (carbon dioxide) to O2 (oxygen) at night. This makes ideal them ideal as bedroom plants.

    Keep it near a window in your bedroom for good growth.

    2. Lavender

     

    Lavender

    Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a must-have plant in a garden outdoors or indoors as well. Its sweet scent and colorful flowers will cherish your mood giving you a good night’s sleep.

    Lavender emits a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. The oil extracted from lavender is used in perfumes, shampoos and as burner oil to soothe your senses. The plant requires very low maintenance. This makes ideal as a bedroom plant.

    3. Peace lily

    Indoor Plant, Peace Lilly in white ceramic pot

    Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) are one of the most commonly grown indoor plants that add beauty to your bedroom or living room. It is an evergreen, compact growing plant which requires very less care.

    These plants add beauty to the house with their dark green leaves and white flowers arranged on the spathe. They not only add brightness to the indoors but also make excellent air purifiers by cleaning the air of the room in which they are present.

    4. Rubber plant

    Ficus elastica Rubber tree

    According to studies conducted by NASA, the broad leaves of Rubber plant purify indoor air and improve the air quality. Their large leaves can absorb airborne chemicals and break them down, rendering them harmless.

    It is quite an easy plant to care for and can grow well in low light. This makes them a great choice as bedroom plants.

    Rubber plant is quite a popular ornamental plant grown indoors with attractive foliage.  The plant looks like a small tree with broad shiny leaves ranging from burgundy to dark green leaves.

    5. Aloe vera

    Aloe vera is a common succulent plant grown in homes. It is an evergreen plant and lives longer than two years.

    Aloe vera is a fast-growing plant. It is quite easy to grow and can tolerate extreme drought conditions.

    Aloe vera plant has got many health benefits from top to toe, it heals, cleanses and soothes the body from inside, if taken in a juice form. The plant has essential minerals which are vital to the growth process and healthy function of all the body’s systems.

    NASA has listed aloe vera as one of the top air purifiers which purifies air even at night. This makes it ideal as bedroom plants.

    6. Bamboo palm

    Bamboo palm

    Bamboo palm adds a tropical touch to your bedroom with its thin long leaves making a compact looking frond. These dark green fronds are attached on long strong stems giving the whole plant a compact look.

    Bamboo palm is very easy to grow plant with minimal care. It grows best in low light making it quite suitable as indoor palms.

    These evergreen perennial plants will not only add beauty to your bedroom but would also clean the indoor air. Bamboo palm also known as lady’s palm is ranked among the top 3 plants in cleaning air indoors.

    Bamboo palm requires a lot of space to grow. You can place it in one of the empty corners of your bedroom, and have fresh air all light. Moreover, it will provide a tropical touch to your bedroom.

    7. Spider plant

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    Chlorophytum comosum also known as spider plant is a species of perennial flowering plant. Spider plant is one of the easiest to grow indoor plant with minimal care.

    It can grow up to 3 feet height. The ribbon-shaped dark green leaves with white broad central vein make it one of the best plants for hanging baskets . Put it on the table to give brightness to the room.

    These plants require very less space to grow. When the plants mature they surprise you with white colored flowers. The spider plant is also known to remove air pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene thus making it one of the must-have plant.

    8. Epipremnum aureum (Pothos)

    Money Plant

     

    Philodendron is an evergreen classic looking houseplant widely grown indoors for many decades. These plants have heart-shaped green- golden leaves and grow in a trailing manner suitable for a hanging basket. This plant does not require much space to grow and practically it is a no-fail houseplant. Pothos is one of the easiest grown plants which requires very less care and is also tolerant of a wide range of conditions including low light.

    9. Weeping fig

    Ficus Benjamina or weeping fig is lush tropical looking rainforest trees that make great indoor plants. Ficus Benjamina is characterized by small ovate dark green leaf with pointed tips drooping downwards. Ficus Benjamina is widely grown as Bonsai plant.  With its dark green thick, fleshy leaves the focus in your living room or bedroom can help filter out harmful air pollutants. They like a warm, brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight and love humidity. Occasional pruning is required for the plants to give compact look.

     10. Boston fern

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    Nephrolepis exaltata also called as Boston fern or sword fern is widely grown indoor plant which gives a tropical look to your space with its long trailing fronds. Boston fern adds vibrancy to any space with its graceful green, drooping fronds giving a ruffled feather-like look. The Boston fern is easy to grow the plant is provided with proper conditions. They like swamp soil and bright light. So ensure that the plant is kept near a window where they can get the proper light to grow better. The beautiful looking long feather-like fronds are one of the top-rated plants by NASA which can filter the harmful air pollutants and help you breathe good quality air.

    11. English Ivy

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    Hedera helix also is known by names such as English ivy and European ivy is an evergreen perennial trailing plant which also flowers.  English ivy is superb climbers, clinging to the walls or ground by means of small roots that grow along the stems. English ivy makes an elegant vine which helps modulate the interior temperature, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The leaves of English ivy are hard, dark green in color with yellowish border. They also produce pale yellowish flowers if grown in full sun which is rich in nectar. English ivy makes beautiful hanging plant near your window which can absorb the harmful air pollutants and provide you fresh air. English ivy also removes mold spores from the environment while making easy to care for it.

    12. Chinese Evergreen

     

    Chinese Evergreen

    Chinese evergreen is an Aglaonema species which is a genus of flowering plants. Chinese evergreen is one of the most popular houseplants grown in the home due to its ease of care. It is grown primarily for the attractive leathery leaves that make it best-looking houseplants to have in your home or office. The leaves of Chinese evergreen are elongated or oval shaped which grow at the tip of the stalks. These leaves grow up to 30cm in length. Chinese evergreen is a slow growing plant and adds beauty when placed on desks, tabletops, and other surfaces. These plants emit high oxygen, which purifies indoor air by removing chemicals, such as formaldehyde, benzene or other toxins.

    13. Pachira Aquatica

    Money Tree, Pachira Aquatica

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    Pachira Aquatica is known by several names like the money tree, Guiana chestnut or the saba nut. The plant is known to bring good luck and wealth when planted indoors. Pachira Aquatica is an evergreen tree with a dense, roundish crown having 5 lobed leaf arrangements. The plant has a wide range of uses, being valued especially for its edible seeds but also providing other foods, medicines, fibre, dyestuff, wood. This plant reduces stress and anxiety and even helps prevent sleeping disorders by removing harmful chemicals from indoors like formaldehyde, xylene, benzene etc.

    14. Dracaena

    Dracaena Lemon Lime

    Dracaena plant is a popular ornamental houseplant, grown both indoors and outdoors. Dracaena also knew as Dragon tree is evergreen trees that brighten up the home with its bold bright color leaves. It is considered as one of the sturdiest houseplants that are hard to kill. The colorful foliage is long sword-shaped leaves with bright green and yellow stripes that run vertically all over margins of the leaves. Dracaena plant is a popular ornamental houseplant, grown both indoors and outdoors. Dracaena with its slow growing and sturdy habit can be near the bed in your bedroom. Dracaena is one of the most efficient plants at removing formaldehyde from the air in your home, as well as providing stress-free environment giving you better sleep at night.

    15. Croton

    Croton, Codiaeum Variegatum, Croton Petra, Garden croton, Variegated croton in 9 inch plastic pot

    Croton is a common houseplant loved for its bright, colorful foliage. They have thick, leathery and shiny leaves. They grow in a wide variety of colors often with more red, orange, yellow, or purple than green and are valued for their foliage. The leaves look simply stunning. The plant adds an exotic touch to your bedroom, living room or garden. Their large, dark leaves can suck up harmful chemicals from the environment like ammonia, formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene, and leaves fresh air in the room to breathe.

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