10 Best Indoor Houseplants for the Bedroom

The bedroom is where research states you spend a third of your life so it should be a haven for you. 

 A place of peace, warm colors, and quiet where you can re-energize your body and mind.  Plants can give you a sense of serenity and help you with insomnia.  They can also help purify the air.  Here are some of the best indoor plants for your bedroom to help you accomplish a restful night’s sleep.

The Best Houseplants for the Bedroom

1. Peace Lily

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This is one of the most popular houseplants for the bedroom.  It is also one of the most enduring plants.  The leaves of the Peace Lily are glossy green and thrive in low-or-high light situations.  Their roots will also tolerate a variety of irrigation habits.  When they are thirsty they will start to wilt so water them and they will perk back up. 

It takes the guesswork out of watering.  If your bedroom has a window, putting this plant nearby will help to increase the production of the white flower-like spathes. They will endure for weeks.  It can also help to cleanse the air and improve it by 60%.

2. English Ivy

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Outdoors, this plant can behave aggressively by sending tendrils that cling to tree trunks and structures.  In the bedroom, you can take this clinging vine and train it to climb and cling across a hoop, small trellis, or topiary.  You can create your own piece of living art for your bedroom.  English Ivy can thrive in all light situations.  They also look great draped over a side table or from a hanging basket.  Research has also shown that this plant, in twelve hours, can remove 78% of airborne mold.

3. Parlor Palm

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In its native Guatemala, this houseplant grows in partial shade.  This is why you will see this surviving in places like malls and offices with little to no natural light.  This makes it the ideal plant for your bedroom. 

The Parlor Palm cannot stand too much light as this will burn the leaves.  A good place to keep this plant in your bedroom is close to a steamy bathroom to give it a humidity boost.  This will help to stave off pests that proliferate in dry conditions, like the spider mites.

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4. Snake Plant

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This plant is also known as a mother-in-law plant.  With its strappy, leathery leaves it makes a vigorous, sculptural specimen.  They have learned to survive the harsh conditions of their native West Africa with irregular rain and poor soil. 

With the Snake plant, you just need to water it every couple of weeks.  There is no complicated pruning or messy dropped leaves to tend with.  It is a slow-growing plant.  Do not let it stand in water as it will rot.  Make sure the pot has drainage holes so the water can drain out.

5. Fiddle Leaf Fig

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As of today, this is one of the trendiest houseplants around.  The focal point of this plant is its large leaves.  It is essential that you provide the right lighting to keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig lush in your bedroom.  They thrived in the shady parts of the jungle. In your bedroom, the plant will need to be in an eastern-facing window with indirect light.  It also needs humidity so set the pot on a tray of pebbles that is filled with water to help increase the humidity in your bedroom.  Your plant will struggle if it does not have the right temperature, water, and light.

6. Spider Plant

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The personality of this plant will infuse your bedroom with fresh air and fun.  The Spider plant has the ability to produce “pups” on the stems that dangle from a hanging basket or planter which holds the mother plant.  You can leave the baby plants on the mother plant or clip them off and repot them. 

They grow with average moisture and a variety of light.  You should collect rainwater to water your plant with if you notice that the tips of the leaves turning brown.  They are sensitive to the fluoride you find in tap water.  In two days, it can help to remove up to 90% of the toxins from the air in your bedroom.

7. Philodendron

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The Philodendron makes a great non-fussy plant for your bedroom.  They are great curling around a small trellis or from a hanging basket in the corner of your bedroom.  They can tolerate a variety of light but not very dim light.  They also do not need a lot of water.  If you want to grow more plants, you can root them in a vase of water.

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8. Aloe Vera

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The Aloe Vera plant’s fleshy leaves will need a bright spot in your bedroom.  It will not even mind if you forget to water it for a few weeks.  They are a succulent plant like cactus.  The plant will produce offsets that you can remove in order to start a new plant.  At night, this plant continually releases oxygen to help you breathe better.

9. Areca Palm

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This is a great plant to have in your bedroom if you suffer from sinus and cold problems because this plant releases moisture in the air so it makes it much easier for you to breathe.  It also helps to get rid of pollutants in the air.

10. Lavender


This plant is not only amazingly beautiful but as well has an incredible smell. It calms down people during the sleep, relaxes, slows down the heart rate and reducing anxiety. Lavender pot looks stylish in any decor.

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As you can see, these plants not only beautify your bedroom but they can also help to cleanse the air and remove toxins, giving you a better night’s sleep.  They can also help those with colds and sinus issues to breathe better when they sleep.  Almost all of these plants are low maintenance and can thrive in a variety of light and will survive if you forget to water them for a few days. 

Many are from Africa so they are used to irregular rain and poor soil.  They are plants that can be set on windowsills or make a thing of art out of them.  Many are not flowering plants but have beautiful glossy green leaves that will go with any bedroom décor.

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