Which plants are best for the bedroom?
From purifying your air to providing a peaceful, elemental presence that helps bring you back to nature at bed time, plants of many types are ideal for your bedroom. Here we look at ten plants that are most beneficial to relaxation, mindfulness, and restfulness and therefore, are ideal for your favorite place to have a snooze.
To get to our top ten we've consulted a consensus of reviews and articles from plant and sleep experts, as well as several botanical studies from respected academic sources such as the Botanical Society of America.
Without further ado, let's get started.
1. Lavender (Lavandula)
It probably won't surprise you that lavender is number one on our list. Renowned worldwide for it's earthy, floral aroma it also contains many beneficial aromatherapy properties.
Compounds within lavender are responsible for calming the nervous system, promoting calm and relaxation, and can help with mood, anxiety and depression. In addition, this super plant has also been said to relieve headache pain and provide a sense of wellbeing.
All that said, a lavender plant can add a lot of quality components to your sleep regime, helping calm the body and mind as you drift off to sleep.
2. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
This air-purifying, non-allergenic, low maintenance plant is an ideal addition to the bedroom.
Not only is the rubber plant a classically classy feature piece, it can also remove air-borne toxins from the surrounding environment which means cleaner air during sleep.
Simply keep the soil moist and keep out of direct sunlight.
3. English Ivy (Hedera helix)
An often-outdoor climbing plant with timeless appeal, English Ivy is also a wonderful indoor aesthetic and herbal addition. English Ivy's air purification properties are said to improve respiratory issues, and have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
So set up a place for this ambitious and talented plant to live, thrive and climb and enjoy all the gifts it has to offer.
4. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)
5. Snake Plant (Sanseveria trifasciata)
6. Lacy-Tree Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
7. Lady Palm (Rhapsis excelsa)
8. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
9. Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
10. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)