If you want low-maintenance plants for your bedroom, then grow CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism) plants. They are drought-tolerant and survive in dry climates by opening their stomata from the evening to reduce water evaporation in hot conditions. Also, these plants are capable of absorbing CO2 at night, which means they’re good for bedrooms.
Bromeliads not only bring color to your bedroom but all varieties of this beautiful plant are capable of removing pollutants from the air. Being a CAM plant, they absorb CO2 at night hence appropriate as a bedroom plant.
2. Jade Plant
You can enhance the air quality of your bedroom by growing a jade plant as it can clean harmful VOCs such as acetone, benzene, formaldehyde, and toluene. Besides that, the jade plant can thrive on neglect for several days in low light conditions.
3. ZZ Plant
Zamioculcas zamiifolia is a versatile houseplant that is approved by NASA Clean Air Study in removing air pollutants such as toluene, CO2, and xylene from the air. Also, the ZZ plant is drought-resistant and needs to be watered once every 3-4 weeks. This quality makes it ideal for bedrooms.
4. Snake Plant
Sansevieria trifasciata is succulent, which is a perfect choice for your bedroom as it is one of the best low-maintenance indoor plants that thrive on neglect. And, not to mention the fact it decreases the CO2 level at night and makes the air fresher to breathe while you are sleeping.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe barbadensis is America’s most favorite houseplant. It does not just help in keeping the CO2 levels low in rooms in the nighttime by absorbing it but also has countless medicinal and cosmetic uses as well!
NASA Verified Air Purifying Plants for Bedroom
Transform your bedroom into a healthier space by growing plants that have air-purifying properties, proven in various studies. These plants can remove VOCs from the indoor air.
6. English Ivy
The evergreen climbing vines of English ivy can flourish in low light conditions and are ideal for your bedroom. As per NASA’s Clean Air Study, this trailing plant is capable of eliminating xylene, benzene, formaldehyde, and toluene from the air. Also, some studies have stated that it can reduce mold in your home.
7. Spider Plant
If you want to adorn your bedroom with hanging planters, then grow spider plants into them. Spider plant not only looks appealing with dangling spiderettes but also removes harmful toxins and pollutants from the air. Also, this plant is safe for pets.
8. Rubber Plant
The rubber plant is one of the most versatile houseplants that don’t ask for frequent attention and flourishes in low light conditions. Apart from its fewer demands, rubber plants efficiently clean formaldehyde from the air. Also, it removes CO2 and carbon monoxide from space.
9. Boston Fern
Boston fern can be an elegant addition to your bedroom. You can plant it in hanging baskets. This plant helps in removing toxic compounds like formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air and purifies the air.
10. Bamboo Palm
Bamboo palm is, of course, not an easy to grow houseplant, yet it deserves a spot in this list of best bedroom plants. It can transform the appearance! Also, it can remove harmful chemicals such as trichloroethylene and benzene from the air.
Note: Bamboo plants are awarded for attaining a high purifying score of 8.4 in a study done by NASA.
Chrysanthemum can be grown indoors, yes! You should grow it in your home not just for its flowers but for its foliage, which absorbs air pollutants like ammonia, formaldehyde, and benzene.
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12. Heartleaf Philodendron
Heartleaf philodendron can be a beautiful and effective addition to your bedroom plants as it can survive well in low-light conditions. There are many species to try, and heart-leaf philodendron is most common.
Pothos is a popular houseplant that can thrive under different conditions–both sun and shade and has minimal needs as well. And that makes it the Best Plants to have in your Bedroom. According to a Japanese study, it has been examined that pothos has a high purification capacity when it comes to removing formaldehyde, toluene, and xylene.
14. Areca Palm
Arching, feathery fronds of areca palm can be a good addition to your bedroom. Also, this palm variety produces oxygen at a high rate and has the ability to clean toluene, xylene, and formaldehyde from the air.
Plants with Calming Effects
Growing plants in your bedroom that have calming effects aids you in reducing stress. As plants with serene properties assist in improving your mental health while you sleep.
15. Peace Lily
Peace lily plants are an ideal choice for your bedroom as they can grow well under low light situations. Apart from that, the peace lily is not just a showy plant with soothing effects; it also reduces mole spores and VOCs from the air by absorbing them.
Note: If your bedroom has a window, place the plant close to it and enjoy white spathe-like flowers.
Jasmine plants are the best option for your bedroom as the lovely little flowers and fragrant aroma induce calming effects while you sleep. It has been found in a Japanese study that the jasmine plant aroma has sedative qualities that promote stress-free sleep.
The aromatic properties of lavender transcend you in a relaxing sleeping state. Besides that, lavender plants have the traits of lowering blood pressure and heart rate effectively. It has been found in the British study conducted in 2008 that the scent of lavender can help in treating insomnia and enhance sleep quality.
Note: Provide full sun exposure to your lavender plant by placing it on the south-facing window of your bedroom.
Hoya (Wax Plant) enhances the beauty of any bedroom with its green leathery foliage without star-shaped flowers. The sweet-smelling flowers of the hoya plant can make you fall into a relaxing sleep.
Note: Place the plant in a spot that gets bright indirect sunlight all day.
19. Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera daisies can bring color to your bedroom with their beautiful flowers. At night these plants absorb CO2 and other toxins from the surroundings. This plant is considered suitable for people who are suffering from sleep apnea.
Note: While growing indoors, choose a south or west-facing window to place gerbera plant as adequate sunlight is essential for their optimum growth.
The beautiful white flowers and the intoxicating smell have sedative effects that can also help you sleep better. It is proved that the sweet fragrance of gardenia flowers have similar effects of valium in calming the body and brain.
21. Bonus Plant – Valerian!
Valerian is quite popular among herbalists, as they consider this plant has the ability to cure insomnia, anxiety, and sleeping disorders. The flowers of this beautiful plant have a soothing scent and sleep-inducing vanilla fragrance.