As we discussed in our previous article, “Do Indoor Plants REALLY Clean Your Air? Let’s See What The Research Including The NASA Study Actually Shows Us,” having indoor plants can help clean the air, but a significant number of them would be required to have a substantial impact.
However, even with a smaller impact, incorporating air-purifying plants into your home can still make a difference in promoting a healthier indoor environment and improving air quality. Every little bit helps!
Incorporating plants with air-purifying properties in your bedroom can enhance the quality of air you breathe where you spend a considerable amount of time. Along with their air-cleaning benefits, many of these plants offer additional advantages that can help you get better sleep and overall wellness!
Some plants can release oxygen at night, making them suitable for use in the bedroom.
Additionally, plants with light fragrances are ideal choices because their calming scents can enhance the quality of sleep.
By adding air-purifying plants to your bedroom, you can create a more refreshing and healthier space for yourself!
So though the bedroom may not be one of the first places you think of adding plants, it should be!
A study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences even found that exposure to plants can lead to lower levels of anxiety and depression. By incorporating plants into your home and specifically your bedroom, you can not only improve the air quality but also create a more soothing and relaxing environment for yourself!
By choosing these bedroom plants wisely, you are not only investing in a beautiful environment but also in your physical, emotional, and mental health – and we are ALL about that!
So here are 4 air-purifying plants that would make a great addition to your bedroom!
1. Chinese Evergreen
The Chinese Evergreen is a plant favorite! It is easy to care for and makes for stunning decor. On top of that, though, it is known for being a powerhouse when it comes to removing toxins from the air. This plant makes a great addition to any bedroom.
Light Needed: Low-Medium Light, never direct
Humidity Needed: Moderate-High
2. Snake Plant
The Snake Plant is truly a great addition to any room in your home, but is especially fitting for your bedroom. The snake plant makes for great decor and is easy to care for. It doesn’t need to be watered much and grows into a beautiful plant with large green, white, and yellow upright leaves. It is also known for being one of the few plants that can convert CO2 to oxygen, and absorbing a plethora of cancer-causing toxins from the surrounding air. It does great in indirect sunlight, just adding more to the list of reasons this plant is great for the bedroom!
Light Needed: Indirect Light
Humidity Needed: Regular room humidity (40%) or more is great for this plant
- CO2 (and converts to oxygen)
3. Rubber Tree Plant/Ficus Elastica
The Rubber Tree Plant is one of the best air-purifying plants according to the NASA study that was done in 1989. It is not only beautiful, but it also absorbs toxins from the air and provides oxygen to the air. It puts moisture into the air, too – making it more pure and fresh.
Light Needed: Bright indirect light that is not too hot
Humidity Needed: Does well in a medium to humid environment. This plant may be a great plant to place close to the master bathroom area of the bedroom.
4. Lemon Lime Dracena
The Lemon Lime Dracena is an ideal plant for the bedroom. It is beautiful, it boosts mood, helps to facilitate humidity control by producing a more humid environment (great for soothing respiratory issues), and purifies the air from common household pollutants! It does well in indirect light, so somewhere relatively near to a window would work well! It is easy to care for, only needing to be watered once every 1-2 weeks.
Light Needed: Bright Indirect Light
Humidity Needed: Does best in high humidity (maybe close to the entrance of the master bath). It can also easily thrive in low – moderate humidity as well.
- Carbon Dioxide
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