Nothing beats nature for bringing us peace and a smile. There are many indoor plants that will liven up the environment and help you sleep better if you like to bring nature into your home.
You may have tried a variety of sleep-improvement techniques, such as changing your mattress or turning off the TV, phones, and other electronics. Putting a small plant in your bedroom, on the other hand, can make the atmosphere more relaxing and enjoyable.
Some may dispute that having plants near your bed is a good idea; nevertheless, the practice of Feng Shui does not support this. But, underneath their emerald beauty, their advantages go well beyond the aesthetic.
Make your sleeping time more comfortable with these 8 houseplants:
1. Snake plant (Mother-in-Law Tongu)
This plant’s botanical name is Sansevieria trifasciata, and you may have observed that it is the most popular houseplant.
The plant’s rigid leaves can grow to be six inches long or eight feet long, depending on the type. The snake plant typically has green bent leaves, but the Mother-in-Law variety has a yellow border.
According to NASA, the Snake plant can aid in the reduction of xylene, nitrogen, and formaldehyde levels in the air, therefore combating air pollution.
2. English Ivy
Hedera helix is best recognized as an outdoor plant due to its clinging tendrils that cling to homes and other structures.
However, you can grow this sturdy ivy in a pot or combine it with other taller houseplants. It will look lovely in hanging baskets above the bed or draped over a side table close to the bed.
Furthermore, English Ivy can lower formaldehyde, benzene, Xylene, and trichloroethylene levels in the air, providing you with a toxin-free atmosphere.
3. Daisy of Barberton
Barberton Daisy, often known as Gerber Daisy (Gerbera), is a wonderful plant for most people. This South African native demands a lot of sunshine and water, so make sure you provide all of these conditions for the Gerbera to thrive.
This Daisy is a wonderful decoration if you want to brighten up the atmosphere.
It may reach a height of two feet, and you can select beautiful, vivid flowers for your bedside table to cheer you up. For less than $5, you may have a plant that does an excellent job of eliminating organic pollutants from the air.
4. French Lavender
Even though lavender is not commonly thought of as a houseplant, it may thrive in the appropriate conditions and provide a few benefits. Its famous aroma is therapeutic for a reason: it leaves a nice scent all around the space.
Allow the lavender to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours, or place it in a south-facing window. Water it only when the soil is dry.
It has been claimed that persons who sleep in a room with a pleasant aroma sleep better. Furthermore, the vivid purple hue will be a pleasing appearance in your space.
5. Lily of the Valley
The Spathiphyllum genus, often known as Peace Lily, is one of the most popular and lasting plants, particularly for the bedroom, and here’s why: its glossy leaves flourish in either high or low light, and the plant’s roots can endure a variety of watering practices.
This houseplant has also been approved by NASA since it will cleanse the air by eliminating allergies and neutralizing gases. Furthermore, with its luxurious-looking glossy leaves, Peace lily blends well with modern decor.
6. Weeping Fig
This plant belongs to the Ficus plant genus and looks lovely indoors with its arching branches and pointy leaves. If you put it in your bedroom, don’t move it about the home since it doesn’t like being disturbed.
Weeping fig is ideal for carpeted areas since it helps eliminate allergens before they fall on the carpet or furnishings. Remember that the plant is poisonous to cats and dogs, so if you have one, don’t let it alone with it.
7. Evergreen in China
Aglaonema commutatum is a simple-to-grow shrub with distinctive pale green leaves accentuated with white patterns. This cool-looking plant is relatively easy to care for because it tolerates low indoor light and is ideal for those who like to sleep in the dark.
The soil has to be kept wet at all times, therefore make sure it is totally dry before watering the plant to avoid drowning.
Sage is a fantastic culinary herb and is often used in aromatherapy. Sage is ideal for the bedroom due to its soothing properties.
You may have both a medicinal plant and a subshrub for your dishes by selecting the correct kind of sage plants.
Sage can not tolerate sitting in damp soil and demands full sun.
Having a plant in your bedroom will reduce tension and provide you with a nice environment in which to sleep. Who doesn’t want to be surrounded by fresh air at all times?