The Five Best House Plants For Your Bedroom
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
If you know me at all, you know I love plants. Recently I repotted a couple plants to live in my bedroom where I hope they’ll be happy, and help me as well! I thought I would share what I’ve learned about some of these plants with you all.
To me, besides being beautiful additions to my room, the most interesting part about some of these plants is that they are excellent natural air purifiers and can remove Acetone, Xylene, Toluen, Formaldehyde and more from the air. These toxins can come from regular household items like paint, wooden furniture, nail polish, beauty products, and poor ventilation. Anything that can keep me living a healthier life in a beautiful, natural way is a win in my book.
Here are my top 5 bedroom house plants:
The Mosaic Plant
The smaller plant I have in my bedroom is a nerve plant. It isn’t the easiest plant to care for, but I think it’s really beautiful and makes for a great decorative plant. These plants like indirect sunlight or partial shade and temperature between 65 and 80 degrees which is the typical condition that a bedroom plant would live in. These plants like damp soil best, which is something you need to check up on fairly frequently. While they can be temperamental, they do add beauty to any space.
The Spider Plant
While they may be the most common of houseplants, spider plants are pretty easy to take care of, and good at helping to purify the air. They are best suited for indirect sunlight, and should be kept out of indirect sun. While they are pretty easy to care for, they can be very sensitive to overwatering and unfiltered water, which also means they’re at a higher risk for root rot. To keep them looking their best, spider plants also require some maintenance like trimming off brown leaves. They’re not my favorite plant, but they’re great for hanging pots and will definitely help your bedroom air if they’re given a little love.
The Snake Plant
This plant is a type of succulent, which means it barely needs anything to keep it happy, so it’s very easy to take care of. Because it isn’t too particular about light, water, or humidity conditions either, it’s a great plant to decorate with. Even better, the snake plant is one of the best natural air purifiers. The plant absorbs toxins and produces pure oxygen. All of this makes the snake plant the ideal bedroom plant, and my indoor plant of choice.
The ZZ Houseplant
The best thing about this plant, for a bedroom, is that it’s especially impossible to kill. It can tolerate low light, try air, and lack of watering (if you’re prone to forgetting). It is prone to root rot if overwatered, so you’re honestly better off just not messing with it. If the plant goes too long without water, it will tell you by starting to faint or droop, but with a little water it will perk back up. It’s a pretty plant that won’t take up much of your time at all.
The Areca Palm
This beautiful plant is a bigger one, perfect for adding some life to the corner of a room. Because they grow on the rainforest floor, they are well-adapted to low light or indirect light situations, which means they don’t even need to be next to a window. They are also considered one of the most effective natural air purifiers available. These plants do require attentive watering and monthly fertilizer, but if you want to commit to a big, beautiful, and helpful plant, the Areca Palm is the one for you.
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