8 of the Best Bedroom Plants for a Prettier and Healthier Space

8 of the Best Bedroom Plants for a Prettier and Healthier Space

Plants are trendy and taste good these days. The foliage and flowers are popular and we want to put them everywhere. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, there are certainly one or more types of plants that will delight your eyes as a chief designer. However, if you are like me, you have a reluctance to put greenery in your room. Let me show you that it is not harmful to have plants in your room, but some are to be prioritized over others since they promote your sleep and are anti-stress. Read on to find out more!

The plants to have in your room and why

The aloe vera

This plant is one of the best for purifying the air. It helps fight pollution since the spots on its stems turn brown when the air is too polluted. So it’s time to open your windows and ventilate the space! The aloe plant helps remove pollution from chemicals in our bedroom and fights against electromagnetic waves from electronic devices like TV, cell phones and computers and against mites.

This fit ally promises a pleasant night thanks to its regenerating and purifying properties. In addition to its ease of maintenance, this succulent vegetation allows us to breathe better.

The leaves of aloe vera absorb CO2 and produce air overnight. Its filtering properties help revive the air in the room and favor unfathomable and tonic sleep. Aloe vera is perfect for people who suffer from insomnia or sleep apnea.

It is a simple plant to maintain and does not require singular maintenance. Also, the aloe gel inside the leaves works to heal cuts and soothe burns. No reason to deprive yourself!

Indeed, it would advantageously absorb formaldehyde, one of the most common pollutants found in the glue of carpets, insulation foams, coating. This extremely irritating compound is considered to be a carcinogen. It would also filter the benzene, aromatic hydrocarbon contained in the paints, plastics or detergents and whose link flap of leukemias and lymphomas have been established.


Jasmine is a plant that gives off a delicious fragrance and it exudes a lot of elegance, you will definitely want to have this plant in your room! However, if you are sensitive to stronger odors, I do not recommend this plant since it will have a more negative than positive effect on your sleep.

Jasmine has soothing effects on the body and mind. Studies have shown these facts. There are a variety of kinds of jasmine, and they are all plants with recognized benefits. For those who are not too sensitive to odors, this plant emits a scent that feeds sleep and is ideal against insomnia. Its smell also reduces anxiety and improves mood upon waking.

Although this plant does better outdoors, it is easy to maintain it indoors in a hanging pot so that it can let its stems climb. Take advantage of this plant to sleep more deeply in a magnificent setting.


This plant also called a spider plant, is one of the easiest and most effective ways to clean up indoor spaces. It has extraordinary absorption properties and removes bad odors. This plant differs with its arched and wrapped foliage. It often has spots that turn off-white or cream. It looks beautiful in a pot hanging from the ceiling or placed on a tall dresser.

Chlorophytum maintains a very good oxygen level in the room where it is placed and therefore it is very good for sleep and since it filters the air by absorbing benzene, carbon monoxide and other pollutants potentially carcinogenic this herb decreases the risk of sleep apnea.

This spider plant is very simple to maintain and does not take up too much space. It is therefore the ideal plant for a small or full room.


This famous plant from Provence is known for its relaxing and soothing effect. It promotes sleep and reduces restlessness. It has sedative effects and fights insomnia thanks to its delicate fragrance.

Studies have shown that lavender slows the heartbeat and lowers blood pressure by decreasing agitation. So people who are in the presence of lavender are more receptive to deep sleep and relaxation.

In addition, lavender is very pretty and is easy to keep in a pot on a window sill with a little water and it is not harmful to children. So you will have the best of both worlds by having the effects positive and elegant.


This plant is in my opinion one of the most magnificent with its white flowers and its well-stocked foliage. Gardenia is not only a beautiful plant, but it also has positive effects on sleep by countering insomnia. The scent of white flowers is a sleeping pill as effective as Valium and plunges the person into a deep sleep.

It is advisable not to put this plant in a place where we need to be stimulated since it promotes too much sleep and triggers an anti-stress effect which is not always desirable when we are active and need to be productive. Its place is therefore definitely in the bedroom. However, this plant, unlike most indoor plants, requires a lot of maintenance and is very fragile. It is, therefore, preferable to be well informed on how to maintain it before obtaining one.

The Gerbera

This fleshy daisy full of color, in addition to being aesthetic, seems effective to purify the air. These plants would effectively absorb trichloroethylene, an element more often found in clothes that have been dry washed and in paints and classified as “suspected carcinogen” by the IARC.

Gerberas would similarly filter petroleum, which is found in plastics, and formaldehyde. This colorful plant needs a lot of light so if you want to put it in your bedroom, make sure it is in a bright space so that it lacks nothing.

The Golden Scindapsus

This plant, also called Pothos, is one of the most purifying plants in its species. It has a great capacity to absorb formaldehyde, toluene and benzene which, let us remember, is the aromatic hydrocarbon contained in paints, plastics or detergents very harmful to humans.

This beautiful plant is fairly easy to care for and doesn’t need a lot of suns. It is therefore perfectly suited for a rather darkroom in a basement or a room that is not often exposed to the sun’s rays.


Estimated as depolluting vegetation, the dragon tree likewise brings to your room an exquisite and colorful coquetry. It has the capacity to neutralize toxic products, fumes and various volatile pollutants.

This plant also called the dragon tree, absorbs formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. It is perfect in a bedroom and beneficial in sleep apnea or insomnia because it purifies and purifies the air.

Easy to maintain, the dragon tree is content with a bright place and periodic watering. It is eminently suitable for children’s rooms.


Where is the best place to put my plant in my room?

There is no better place to place a plant in your bedroom, however, it is best not to put it too close to our headboard. It is more advisable to put the plant near the window, if possible so that it can have its dose of the sun during the day and therefore be able to effectively give us oxygen and flourish fully.

Which plant gives oxygen 24 hours a day?

No plant releases full-time oxygen, however, plants create photosynthesis through the sunny day and night, they release less CO2 and more oxygen. So while we sleep, the plants help us get better oxygen, which is more than desirable.

Can a plant steal my oxygen?

The needs of a plant for oxygen are far less than the needs of a pet, your sweetheart or your person. The amount of oxygen taken up by a plant for the night is so insignificant that you will have more than enough for your own needs.

How many plants do you need in your room? Is there a maximum?

This is a much more personal question than a factorial one. There is no minimum or a maximum number of plants that an individual can have in their room.

However, it must be remembered that plants need maintenance and above all, they need sun, so the more plants there are, the more difficult it is to expose them all to the sun. In addition, the plants in their earthen pots create moisture. A little humidity is very good for a closed room, especially in winter with the heating that dries the room, however, too much humidity can create mold.

So you have to make sure that the humidity in the room is not too high and that everything is perfectly balanced! So my final answer would be that 2 plants would be the ideal number of plants in a room.

Nicolas Desjardins

Main cooker and writer of the Fominy website. I build websites and blogs for more than 15 years and it's always a pleasure to share articles and recipes with our visitors.

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