Best Indoor Plants for the Bedroom (Better Sleep + Cleaner Air)

Bedroom Plants

The bedroom is the place for you to relax and recharge. One simple yet effective way to achieve the sense of serenity is by adding a variety of greenery around the bedroom. The benefits of a houseplant go beyond its decorative value. Past studies also link indoor plants to better sleep so it can't hurt to have some around your bed.

Plant Name Sunlight Requirement Space Needed Edible Safe for Pets Watering Frequency

Don’t know which bedroom plant to go for based on our extensive list? Here are select few houseplants we recommend.

Snake Plants

The simplicity and compactness of snake plants make them great complements to any bedrooms. Snake plants are also one of the few indoor plants known for their air purifying properties. Despite its scary name, snake plants are sometimes known as a plant of good luck if they are placed in ideal positions arond the bedroom.

Spider Plants

If you are looking for a bedroom plant that’s easy to care for then go for the spider plant. They can be grown in small to medium-sized planters, and will thrive in partial sun conditions. In most conditions, spider plants will be fined with being watered once a week.

Rubber Trees

If your bedroom gets plenty of direct sunlight from having a south-facing window then consider growing a hardy plant such as the rubber tree. This houseplant is relatively low-maintenance and can stand out in the bedroom with its glossy leaves. During the growing season, you will need to pay a bit more attention by misting the leaves of the plant.


Lavender is a great way to add an aromatic scent to your bedroom. This scent may also help improve one’s quality of sleep by relaxing the body and mind. For lavenders to bloom, they will need to placed in an area that gets plenty of sunlight. The soil should also be thoroughly watered, but not to the point where you start to see mini puddles. Over-watering may cause the lavender to react negatively.

Zanzibar Gems

If your bedroom lacks direct sunlight then grow a houseplant that can tolerate low-light conditions like the Zanzibar Gem. Also known as the ZZ plant, this houseplant doesn’t require much watering and will grow all-year round as long as they are in a bedroom with a moderate room temperature (between 60 and 75 Fahrenheit).

Common Questions About Bedroom Plants

Are you ready to make positive adjustments to your bedroom environment by adding a variety of houseplants? Here are some of the most common questions we get about bedroom plants.

What are the benefits of having plants in the bedroom?

Of course, houseplants are an excellent way to bring life to your bedroom. A few potted plants will add a lot of color to what may have been a dull bedroom. Their benefits, however, don’t just stop there. Many plant species have been found to have air-purifying benefits. They can filter out common air pollutants so it doesn’t hurt to have some natural air purifiers in the bedroom. Some studies have also linked houseplants to better sleep quality. The scent of some plants, for example, may help reduce anxiety levels.

What are some things to look out for when buying bedroom plants?

One of the most important things to check when you are getting a houseplant for the bedroom is the quality of the potted soil. The soil used for the potted plants may come infested with household pests such as house flies, which you definitely wouldn’t want to attract to your bedroom. In addition to possible signs of pests, check the health of the plant itself. Make sure you don’t see anything unusual like holes in the leaves, discolored yellow leaves, or stunted stem growth.

Is it safe to sleep in a room full of plants?

Some people have outlined concerns that sleeping in a bedroom full of houseplants may not be good for their health because of the CO2 that plants release at night, but in reality, there should be very little to be concerned about unless you make your bedroom a jungle. Carbon dioxide is harmless in small amount and can be often confused with its dangerous cousin, carbon monoxide.