The best plants for air purification in the bedroom.

House plants can be a huge design staple in the bedroom and have been adding a pop of colour for years. No matter the weather, house plants can be a great addition to the bedroom and just wait until you find out how amazing they can be for your sleep health.


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It’s not typically thought of as a houseplant, but lavender can survive indoors under the right conditions. Give it bright, direct light for a few hours every day, and water when the soil is slightly dry. Don’t overwater lavender, though, or the plant will rot.


Spider Plant

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Perfect for a hanging planter, and easy to propagate; this plant is effective at fighting a variety of pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene. this will make your bedrooms air a lot safer and cleaner. Keep these plants in bright to moderate indirect sunlight and water occasionally during initial growth. Once you’ve had the plant for about a year, water moderately.


English Ivy

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The English Ivy thrives in pots, hanging baskets, or mixed with other taller houseplants in a shared pot. It needs moderate light in spring and summer, and it requires bright light (or additional fluorescent light) in autumn and winter. Tip: Let the soil surface dry a tad between waterings, but don’t let the plant totally dry out.


Rubber Plant

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The Rubber plant is a stunning low maintenance plant with its striking forest green leaves is a powerful toxin eliminator and air purifier. The leaves of this plant draw in large amounts of contaminants and pollutants, making it excellent at cleaning indoor air. Allow these plants to dry between waterings and keep them in moderate to low light.



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Several different types of dracaena have been shown to clean and purify the air. They’re all easy-to-grow plants with long, strappy leaves, some of which have beautiful red markings. Not sure which variety to try? Look for ‘Janet Craig,’ ‘Tricolor,’ or ‘Masangeana’ (sometimes called ‘Corn Plant’). But whichever one you go with, know that all species prefer similar conditions: moderate to bright indirect light, and soil that’s kept lightly moist.


Peace Lily

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These luxurious-looking plants are surprisingly fuss-free. They tolerate low to moderate light, though they bloom best in brighter light. We suggest allowing the soil to become nearly dry before watering, and dividing every five years or so to create new baby plants.