Sleep Easy with the Help of Plants

As discussed in our previous blogs, plants offer healing properties and benefit both you and your environment. In addition to bringing greenery into a room, adding houseplants in your bedroom also aids your sleep and overall health. Plants help purify the air which means they reduce air pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde. Naturally purifying your air is beneficial and allows you to sleep easier at night. Here’s a list of some of our fav bedroom, air purifying plants:

  • Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, is an easy to care for houseplant that likes bright, indirect light, and needs water once the soil dries out.

  • Rubber Plant, Ficus elastica, is a large-leaved plant that likes bright light, and moist soil.

  • Areca Palm, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, can reach 6 to 7 feet tall, likes it’s space, and requires bright light, and constant moisture but not soggy.

  • Boston Fern, Nephrolepis exaltata, is a beautiful houseplant with bright green fronds, and may need a little extra care. This plant needs daily misting and lots of light.

  • English Ivy, Hedera helix, is a great option for bedrooms that need moderate to bright light. Make sure the soil dries out in between waterings. English Ivy works great in hanging pots when in small bedroom spaces.

  • Dracaena, which come in a variety of types, help to purify the air, and they are easy-to-grow plants, that like bright indirect light and moist soil.

  • Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum species, are beautiful plants that are easy to care for and help to purify the air. They like low to moderate light and bloom in bright light. They prefer their soil to dry out between waterings.

  • Spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum, helps to freshen your bedroom air. Spider plants are unique and produce ‘pups’ which hang off the mother plant. They grow in all different kinds of light and prefer an average moisture.

  • Pothos, Epipremnum aureum, is one of the easiest houseplants to care for. It is also a great hanging plant making it perfect for small spaces. They prefer moderate to bright light and soil on the dryer side.

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig, Ficus lyrata, is a popular houseplant that may be moody at times, but when it’s thriving, it adds a great aspect to any room, especially a bedroom! They prefer bright to full sun and moist soil, but do not overwater!

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