Let’s talk about the bedroom…
On average a person will sleep for 8 hours a night (goals). So really, you are roughly spending one third of your life asleep. Whilst your body is resting after a long day at work (or a long day of Netflix thanks to Rona) your plants are working hard to cleanse the air to help you have a good night’s sleep. Some plants thrive in the bedroom more than others.
My top 5 plants for bedroom are:
1. Lady Palm (Rhapis Excelsa)
If you have the space for this luscious gal-the Lady Palm is a great feature plant for your room. There is a sense of formality and elegance it brings to the space. An ideal corner piece that brings height, texture and colour to your boudoir. It gives a tropical feel with its broad, dark green, fan-shaped foliage. Unlike other mainstream plants, the Lady Palm doesn’t produce oxygen. Instead she removes the nasties (ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene, and carbon dioxide) from the air. She helps to cleanse the air making it safer for you to breathe and ensuring you get a peaceful night’s rest.
2. Ficus Elastic (Rubber Plant)
This low maintenance plant has been hot property (particularly for those accidental plant killers) due to its ease of care and funky appearance. It comes in a range of sizes and makes a statement in any room. The thick, leathery oval shaped leaves reflect light and give a glossy appearance to the plant. When it is fresh and healthy the leaves begin to come through the centre, appearing like little bright red candles out from the rubber leaves. This plant has ability to remove formaldehyde from the air which is emitted from cleaning products. As we have probably all been going extra hard on the ISO cleaning this plant is ideal for your bedroom to ensure the air you breathe is healthy. Our plant besties are here to rescue you.
3. Dracaena trifasciata (snake plant)
This is one of my all-time favourite plants and I have had one in my bedroom for as long as I have been adulting. The sword-like green and yellow leaves pop against white walls. Completely eye catching, this plant is like a unique piece of art. Plus these plants are really low maintenance- even plant killers will be able to keep these babies alive. In addition these plants remove CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene pollutants out of the air. What more could you want from a plant baby really.
4. Chlorophytum (Spider Pant)
The spider plant is something to be loved, not feared! It has its name because of its spider-like tendrils that dangle down from the mother plant, like spiders on a web. It’s one of the easiest indoor plants to maintain and is a unique addition to the bedroom. The Spider Plant produces oxygen whilst purifying the air by absorbing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene. See it is actually quite helpful and not as creepy as it sounds.
5. Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)
The old faithful, Peace Lily. There is a reason that this is a household favourite for any room and one of our most popular selling plants at Greenery. It’s stunning to look at with its white flowers at the end of the long green spathes. This plant also has loads of benefits for your bedroom. It removes mould spores from the air and prevents mildew formation. Mould and mildew are two issues we absolutely don’t want to have to deal with on top of ISO. It purifies the air, is low maintenance and is an all-round ripper plant for your bedroom!
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