Bedroom plants Ideas
The American College and NASA have joined forces to bring you the best in natural air-purification systems for your bedroom. Basically, which flowers you should pop in your bedroom. With DM Design, Glasgow kitchen suppliers and bedroom designers, we take a look at the prime plants for your bedroom.
Why should you put flowers in the bedroom?
In order to fully appreciate the list NASA and the American College have set forth, let’s explore the benefits of houseplants as a whole.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist Ian Drummond brought his interior landscaper expertise to The Telegraph by outlining the practicality of houseplants for homeowners. He explains: “Many people now live in cities with no outside space. We all have this longing to have some green around us, and houseplants are the perfect solution.”
Houseplants are, essentially, low-cost air-cleaning systems that also bring a great fragrance to your home. Studies have shown that houseplants have been found to help with concentration, promote better sleep and reduce anxiety among people who live around them on a day-to-day basis too. The Plants-man, when reporting on a 2016 piece which was published in the RHS’s journal, underlined: “As placing indoor plants in rooms is one of the simplest changes that can be made to enhance the environment, it stands out as a practical and affordable support for health.”
With the benefits of houseplants, no doubt you now want to get some in your home! So let’s take a look at the list of plants NASA and the American College recommends you display in your bedroom:
Dypsis Lutescens, the Golden Cane Palm, Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens, the Bamboo Palm, and the Yellow Butterfly Palm are all names for the Areca Palm, so you might have heard of it before under a different guise.
You can pick whichever name you like for this plant; it’s one of NASA’s top 10 plants for air cleaning. What’s more, the plant has been said to be great for those who often have colds or sinus problems due to it regularly releasing moisture into the air.
If you’ve got a tropical theme to your bedroom, you’ll love the Areca Palm plant’s long and elegant leaves.
Be mindful of direct sunlight turning the Areca Palm’s leaves yellowish-green; this plant needs indirect light to flourish.
The Chinese Evergreen plant is one of the easiest plants to care for, if you’re a little less green thumbed than others. This is because the plant can grow even in areas of low light — no need to worry about placing it in a dark bedroom then.
The longer the plant is exposed to a space, the more toxins it removes from the air.
You can’t just neglect the plant entirely though; it still needs a little TLC. As well as keeping it away from bright sunlight (which can actually scorch its leaves), the plant should be watered regularly with cool water and fed with plant food once every three to four weeks.
Moisturising, healing, and cooling, Aloe Vera already has an impressive array of benefits to its name that have been celebrated for thousands of years. This is because the clear and cool gel of an Aloe Vera leaf can be applied to burns, cuts, rashes and areas of sunburn to provide instant relief and speed up the healing process.
NASA has also given Aloe Vera a new benefit to brag about: the plant is one of the top plants for purifying the air. This is because they release oxygen on a regular basis during the night, not to mention fighting against both benzene — an ingredient of detergents — and formaldehyde — found in varnishes — to ensure a room’s air remains pure.
It’s best to keep your Aloe Vera plant indoors, as their high water content makes them weak to frosty conditions. They also need plenty of sunlight. Furthermore, plant them in a spacious pot that contains soil which has been well-drained beforehand.
Keep your bedroom stylish and healthy with the beautiful, cascading leaves of the Boston Fern plant. It is also ranked in ninth place on NASA’s list of the best air-purifying plants. A key reason for this is that the plant is very adept at removing formaldehyde from rooms.
The Boston Fern can be easily damaged by chemicals. Smoke which come from coal fires and wood burners can also be toxic to the plant, which means that they should be placed away from any spaces susceptible to draughts.
The Boston Fern looks brilliant on a shelf edge or hanging basket, thanks to its tumbling leaves.