You spend a lot of time in your bedroom (at least eight hours every night, right?), so it’s important that your space is as peaceful as possible. And while candles and CBD can ease your mind before you hit the pillow, adding real plants to your space can also help up your relaxation game. In fact, NASA has found that many popular plants, like Dracaena and Snake Plants, remove toxins and improve overall air quality, which is key for a cleaner night’s rest.
Browse through these bedroom plants until you find the perfect option for your space, no matter how small. Even if your bedroom doesn’t have tons of windows or natural sunlight, you can opt for a tolerant houseplant that can survive in low-light conditions. Or if you feel like you don’t have enough shelf, dresser, or floor space to display greenery, consider hanging any of the vining options in a planter overhead. The end result? A cozier, better-for-you space.
Snake Plant’s vertical sword-like foliage is an eye-catching addition to any bedroom. This old stalwart, also called Sansevieria, has been a popular houseplant for decades because it takes low light and little water.
If you don’t always have the greenest thumb, Pothos is the answer! This hardy vining plant has glossy variegated leaves that drape perfectly over dressers, shelves, or hanging planters. It prefers moderate light, but will tolerate low light. Let it dry out between waterings.
Newbies, this one’s for you: The glossy, dark, or variegated leaves on this upright plant bring drama to any small space. While it prefers bright light — filtered morning sun, especially — it can tolerate lower-light conditions. Water when soil is slightly dry to the touch, about once a week.
You’ve probably seen this glossy beauty all over Instagram, and here’s why: Monstera, also called Swiss Cheese Plant (for obvious reasons), is an easy-going plant that requires moderate light and weekly watering. Steer clear of this plant if you have pets because its foliage may irritate cats, dogs, or other small animals.
Enter the world’s longest blooming houseplant: The neon flowers on this plant can last up to eight weeks with fresh ones popping up regularly. Stick it in a spot with bright light and high humidity. The more light it receives, the more you should water it: As a general rule, water every week, allowing soil to dry out between waterings.
With dramatic foliage and detailed markings, this popular houseplant is a great way to fill up free space. Over time, it’ll reach a height of three feet, so make sure it has plenty of room to grow. Dracaena like moderate light and lightly moist soil, so try to situate your plant near a window for optimum growth.
For the full effect, place this pretty vining plant with heart-shaped leaves on top of your dresser or nightstand. This low-maintenance plant tolerates low light, and should dry out slightly between waterings.
The intricately marked leaves on this accent plant make it an instant standout. Best of all: It doesn’t need a lot of regular care as long as it has moderate light and frequent watering. Be careful to keep water moist, not wet or soggy.
This small-but-mighty plant is about as easy as they come! It’s actually an epiphyte, meaning it doesn’t even need soil to thrive. Most of the time, you’ll see air plants displayed inside glass terrariums or hanging from pieces of wood. No matter which route you take, give ’em bright light, and mist occasionally.
Popular since Victorian times, Parlor Palm is one of the biggest houseplant divas because it needs bright indoor light and constant, light moisture. Trust us, it’s well worth the extra effort because it brings sophistication and air-purifying qualities to any space.
With its silvery-green leaves and purple flowers, lavender makes a pretty bedside accent with an appealing scent. Keep in mind that this perennial won’t last forever indoors, but it’ll still be a delightful addition for a few months. Just plant it outside after its blooms fade to ensure that it’ll return in the coming year. Lavender prefers bright light indoors and full sun outdoors, and water when the soil is slightly dry.
Just like the name implies, this hard-to-kill plant brings luck, good fortune, and charm to whoever cares for it. It’s fairly tolerant, too: Lucky Bamboo prefers moderate light, but adapts well to low-light conditions. If grown in soil, keep it slightly moist. Otherwise, keep the roots covered in water, and change it out every week or so.
Shiny leaves and a bold, upright form make this striking plant a must-have for your nightstand or empty floor space. Even better? The ZZ Plant, otherwise known as Zamioculas Zamiifolia, tolerates extremely low light levels and irregular watering. To keep it healthy, water only when the top few inches of soil feels dry.
Another plant that thrives on neglect, most Aglaonema (a.k.a Chinese Evergreen) can survive low-light conditions. Depending on which variation you choose, the strappy leaves may have hints of red or silver. Keep the soil moist by misting regularly.
If you have bright, indirect light, the graceful fans of Lady Palm are an easy way to add elegance — and greenery — to your bedroom. This particular species isn’t as fussy as other palms, but they reap the same benefits like purifying the air. Keep your houseplant near an east-facing window, and water when the top inch of soil is dry.