Bringing nature indoors has numerous benefits for our well-being, and incorporating plants into our living spaces can create a sense of tranquillity and freshness. When it comes to the bedroom, certain plants can contribute to a peaceful and rejuvenating sleep environment, especially succulents. This article will list some perfect succulent plants for the bedroom (and some non-succulent choices), enhancing the room’s aesthetic appeal and providing numerous health benefits. So, let’s dive in and discover the green companions that can transform your sleep sanctuary!
Succulent Plants That Are Great To Have In Your Bedroom
#1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
If you’re looking for a stylish plant that purifies the air, the snake plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is an excellent choice. This hardy and low-maintenance plant is known for its ability to filter toxins from the air, improving air quality and promoting better sleep.
The snake plant can remove pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. Its unique ability to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night makes it an ideal bedroom companion. Place a snake plant in a corner or near a window and let it work its magic to create a cleaner and healthier sleep environment.
#2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is well-known for its health benefits, particularly the soothing gel in its leaves used to treat skin conditions like burns and cuts. These plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil. Water Aloe Vera plants profoundly but infrequently — the soil should dry out completely between watering. Like the Snake plant, Aloe Vera also releases oxygen at night, enhancing the air quality in your bedroom.
Often referred to as a “money plant,” Jade plants have plump, glossy, oval-shaped leaves and woody stems that resemble small tree trunks. They prefer bright light but can also tolerate lower light levels. Jade plants don’t need a lot of water, and it’s crucial to let the soil dry out before watering again to avoid root rot. They can also benefit from a standard succulent fertilizer for optimal health and growth during the growing season.
#4. Zebra Plant (Haworthia fasciata)
Zebra plants are small, low-growing succulents with rosettes of dark green leaves covered in white tubercles resembling zebra stripes. They are ideal bedroom plants as they do well in lower light conditions than other succulents. While they’re pretty drought-tolerant, they prefer a good soak when watered, followed by a period of drying out. Zebra plants also thrive in well-draining soil to prevent soggy roots.
#5. Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)
Burro’s tail is a trailing succulent that grows long stems covered in plump, round leaves. Its overlapping leaves resemble an animal’s tail, hence the name. This plant prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil to prevent root rot. Like other succulents, the “soak and dry” method works best when watering the plant thoroughly, then letting the soil dry out completely before watering again. Note that Burro’s tail leaves can easily fall off when handled, so the plant should be placed where it won’t be disturbed often.
Other Non-succulent Choices
If there are only succulents to choose from, that’s boring. The fact is: many plants are excellent for your bedroom. You can see a few suggestions below:
1. Lavender – Peaceful and Calming
Lavender is known for its soothing fragrance and therapeutic properties, making it a popular bedroom choice. This beautiful flowering plant adds a touch of elegance and promotes relaxation and sleep. The scent of lavender can reduce stress/ anxiety and help stabilize your heart rate and blood pressure. Sleeping in a room full of lavender is restful and relaxing.
Place a potted lavender plant on your bedside table or near a window where it can receive ample sunlight. It will emit its gentle fragrance, and the sight of its vibrant purple blooms will also add a natural vibe to your bedroom. It’s also widely available and relatively cheap, making it a great choice to pair with the mattress from PriceBusters.
2. The Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
This choice is a versatile and beneficial addition to any bedroom. Renowned for its air-purifying abilities, it removes toxins, enhancing the room’s air quality and promoting better sleep. It is low-maintenance, tolerating a range of light conditions and infrequent watering. The glossy, dark green leaves provide an aesthetically pleasing touch of nature to the room. It is equally comfortable in various humidity levels and adaptable to different bedroom environments. Lastly, the simple presence of this natural element can foster a calm and peaceful atmosphere, adding to the relaxation needed in a bedroom space.
3. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is an excellent plant choice for bedrooms due to its air-purifying properties, low-maintenance care, and aesthetic appeal. It effectively cleans the air of toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene, improving sleep and overall health. Resilient under various light conditions and requiring only infrequent watering, it suits any bedroom and lifestyle. The plant’s trailing, heart-shaped leaves also bring natural beauty to the space, creating a soothing atmosphere. However, be aware that Golden Pothos is toxic if ingested, so it’s not ideal for households with curious pets or small children.
4. Peace Lily – Fresh and Invigorating
For those seeking a plant that adds a touch of elegance but also helps to increase humidity levels, the peace lily is a perfect choice. This lush and beautiful plant features dark green leaves and elegant white flowers that bring freshness and vitality to any space.
The peace lily purifies the air by removing harmful toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia. Additionally, it releases moisture into the air, which can help combat dryness, especially in air-conditioned or heated bedrooms.
Well, there you have it, friends! From the easy-going succulents like the Snake Plant, Aloe Vera, Jade Plant, Zebra Plant, and Burro’s Tail to the hardy and air-purifying Golden Pothos and Rubber Plant – we’ve got some great options for your bedroom! Each of these lovely plants brings its unique touch to your space. Remember, they’re pretty easy to care for, but learn about their specific needs, and they’ll happily reward you with clean air and a lively, calming atmosphere. So, here’s to a bedroom that’s not just a place for rest but also a mini indoor garden full of beauty and tranquility. Happy planting and sweet dreams!
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Richard | Editor-in-chief at Succulent City
Hey everyone! I’m Richard. Welcome to my blog, which is all about succulents, cacti, and a bit about air plants. Ten years back, in 2013, I began my journey with succulents. It started as a simple hobby, crafting and selling charming succulent-themed pins and decorations. But as time passed, my fascination with these remarkable plants grew, and I gained extensive knowledge about them. Therefore, Succulent City is the blog as you see it is now. Enjoy your visit and happly planting!