Nothing brings a space alive like thriving lush greenery. With the right variety, you can start to enjoy the blooms in your own bedroom and thanks to their air-purifying qualities, you’ll also get a good night’s rest. So try out your green thumb with these 6 simple and beautiful indoor plants for a fresh new season.
The Pothos plant, with its green, heart-shaped leaves, is ideal for the bedroom because it purifies the air from harmful toxins, especially formaldehyde. It’s also an indoor favourite thanks to the low-maintenance requirements — place your Pothos in a location with diffused light, water when necessary, and use a houseplant fertiliser.
The Peace Lilly is a home plant that will not only help you to sleep, but also filters out toxic substances like benzene, ethyl chloride, and formaldehyde toxins. This plant doesn’t need too much light but should be given distilled water and soluble fertilisers.
This plant is about more than just appearances. A Rubber Fig placed in the bedroom can help remove toxins in the air and fight tropical diseases, parasites, and the absorption of formaldehyde. Remember to clean the leaves gently with a damp cloth to maintain their ability to keep a clean environment.
The Dracaena is the perfect bedroom plant for smokers. Beyond its air-purifying qualities, the Dracaena can also suck up particles of smoke that cause health problems. While the plant used to be considered magic, it has since made an appearance on NASA’s clean air study, so it must be doing something right.
Also known as devil’s tongue, this popular indoor plant has gained traction in the last century. Be sure to place this plant in the bedroom to absorb polluting toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE), xylene, and toluene. It’s also an easy species to cultivate and its leaves can be used as a holistic remedy for pain relief and skin irritation.
Known around the world for its health properties and its juice, Aloe Vera is a telling plant that can show whether an environment is polluted or not through the brown stains of the leaves.
Beyond its ability to monitor the air, Aloe Vera in the bedroom can help control the air quality, removing particles of formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene, and toluene.