While Simply Organic Bamboo sheets are the perfect foundation for a natural, great night’s sleep, house plants are another fantastic, natural addition to the bedroom! Your bedroom regularly traps stale air and chemicals from paint, carpets, clothing, etc. Live houseplants are a great solution to solve air quality problems. We’ve searched for the best plants to improve sleep quality, immune support, and ambiance for even those without a green thumb!
Peace Lily plants are easy to care for and are highly popular in bedrooms. They can tolerate various lighting but will only bloom when near a window taking in the sunshine. It can improve air quality by 60% and absorbs mold spores to feed itself. The moisture given off by the flowers will increase room humidity, helping those who suffer from dry nostrils and throats.
These plants are regularly seen in malls and office buildings as they thrive in partial to full shade. It is recommended to keep it situated away from bright windows because natural light can burn the leaves. The best location would be in a more humid setting, such as near the bathroom door. This plant also keeps away spider mites and other small pests.
English Ivy is one of the easiest plants to grow. It has been found to drastically decrease airborne mold. The leaf can improve the symptoms of those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Ivy spreads aggressively when growing outside, but indoors can be trained to grow on small frames and lives in any lighting. They do so well with minimal watering that they can survive while you go on a week-long vacation. The English Ivy is toxic to children and pets, so keep it out of reach in a hanging basket or high shelf if necessary.
The snake plant releases more oxygen at night than during the day, improving your air quality the most while you sleep. It only requires some light watering every couple of weeks. There is no difficult pruning or dead, falling leaves to clean up. It filters common toxins such as formaldehyde from the air. It is a slow grower that will die in standing water, so keep it in a pot with drainage holes!
Fiddle Leaf Fig
If you’re looking for a trendy plant, go with the fiddle leaf fig! They grow in the shade of the jungle but do require some indirect lighting to thrive. Moderation is key with light, water, and temperature when it comes to this beautiful plant.
The aloe vera plant requires light; but if you have the right placement for it in your bedroom, it is a must-have! NASA has rated it as one of the best plants for air purification because of the amount of oxygen it gives throughout the night. Not only does it provide a lot of oxygen, but it also can be split and replanted if you use some for sunburn or first aid. The plant also does well with little watering, surviving frequent cases of neglect.
Bamboo Palm (Reed Palm)
The bamboo palm will eliminate airborne smells and toxins, giving you the ability to throw away the chemical air fresheners in your bedroom. They grow best in indirect sunlight with moist soil.
Plants naturally reduce stress, filter air, and improve mood. When people are spending more time indoors than ever before, it’s important to bring some of the outdoors inside! When purchasing plants for your home, be sure to check which ones are toxic to children and pets, and remember to wipe the leaves occasionally on your natural air purifier to help them do their job!