Flowers in your bedroom can clean the air and may even set the right mood


Do you want to have a peaceful and undisturbed sleep every night? Well, nature can help you achieve that. You probably heard from your grandma that no one should sleep with plants in one room, nevertheless, the experiences of many speak quite differently.
The first research on this topic was done already in 1979 and it was a study done by NASAthat proved that many plants can remove formaldehyde, benzene and other pollutants from the air! Today, we shall give you a list of house plans that can really do that, and thanks to their appearance, pleasant smell and growth style, they are perfectly suited for your bedroom.

Lavender induces a peaceful sleep

Although lavender is not a typical houseplant, it can also live on your window sill. You need to provide a bright light and regular but medium watering because lavender can start wither easily. It will also benefit if you provide it with a little fertilizer designed for houseplants and care for it during the winter.

Areca palm (Areca catechu)

Well, we cannot grow areca nuts in our climate, but you can grow areca palm indoors and put it in your bedroom. Before you do, make sure that you have enough room for it. It can reach a height of up to 2 meters and the same goes for the width. It also requires plenty of light and a constantly moist soil.

English ivy (Hedera helix) – a very undemanding beauty

You can add English ivy to other plants you grow in pots or just hang it under the ceiling for example. It is totally fine with a partial shade but it needs a little bit more light during winter. English ivy needs average watering and deals very well with mediocre droughts.


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Sword fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) – a charming and undemanding plant

It is a delicate plant that brings the desired calmness to the bedroom, and will please all sleep-loving people, which includes all of us. Keep in mind that it can spread quickly and that it needs constantly moist soil. If you let it dry out, you may not be able to revive it.

TIP: If you prefer moist air put a bowl with wet pebbles in your bedroom and you will increase the air humidity easily.

Poison dart (Aglaonema commutatum) does not like drafts

You will fall in love quickly with this plant, mainly thanks to itselongated pointed leaves with typical and coloured veins. It is also a very undemanding plant and it will be satisfied with a partial shade but it needs rather frequent watering. An added bonus is that it tolerates shaping very well so you can get creative.

The snake plant (Sansevieria spp.). A great plant which will not please feng-shui enthusiasts

If you believe in this Eastern philosophy, then this plant with spiked leaves is probably not for you , otherwise the snake plant is a great air purifier that doesn’t need much to grow. It grows slowly and with good care (especially moderate watering) it usually lasts for decades.


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Dracaena offers options

There are many dracaena plans that can actually clean the air. The most famous areDraco, Trifasciata or Marginata. “. This plant offers nicely decorated leaves and requires only very simple care. Dracaenas like bright but indirect light and permeable soil. Be careful with watering and dracaena will please you for many years to come.

Philodendron. A robust beauty

It starts as a slender creeper, but if you give it enough space, it can easily fill an unused corner. It has very large and typical leaves which humidify the air in the room very well, but you need to do one thing – wipe leaves regularly from dust. Other than that, philodendron is not demanding. It will do well in a partial shade and will not mind if you forget to water it now and then.

Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) – a useful tip from our grandmothers

The spider plant is a kind of forgotten companion. This plant is probably the best one if you want to clean the year in your bedroom. It has bright green leaves, but you can also get other varieties of this plant, even with orange petioles. It spreads rather quickly and creates decorative curtains. It is also very undemanding and forgiving plant as it will live through shorter droughts, if you forget watering for example.

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Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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