Trying to sleep better at night? Switching up your bedding to our 100% organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade cotton sheets is a great first step to ridding your bedroom of toxic chemicals that wreak havoc on your health and make it difficult to sleep. The next step is going green—literally!
Add some natural filters in the form of Nasa-approved plants to take your non-toxic game to the next level and help you sleep better at night.
But picking the right plant for your bedroom can be tricky. How much light do they need? How high maintenance are they? If you’re a newbie gardener, then let us help you find the right air purifying plants for your bedroom.
The Rubber Tree plant is a top contender for a low maintenance, air-purifying plant. Known for removing formaldehyde, this lush, indoor floor plant cleans your air while adding a touch of color to the room. It’s dark leaves beautifully contrast with a light colored pot, giving off a very mod vibe for your relaxation haven.
If your bedroom doesn’t get a lot of light, that’s perfect for this big-leafed guy. While rubber trees can tolerate some sun, they’re just as fine with moderate, indirect sunlight. They’re watering schedule is just as flexible - only water once per week, and you’ll have a happy plant.
Less creepy than the name would imply, Spider Plants are a beautiful addition to any room. Their slim, green and white striped leaves are reminiscent of it’s eight-legged namesake, but that’s where the similarities end. The arching leaves make it a perfect fit for a hanging planter, allowing the foliage to drape over and add some low-key drama to your bedroom oasis.
And, it’s one of the easiest plants to care for, only requiring some indirect sunlight and minimal watering (just once per week). It’s the perfect plant for beginners or forgetful owners.
Outdoors, English Ivy gets a bad rap. The crawling vine has a reputation for upending exterior fixtures, like siding or fences. However, bring that leafy beauty indoors and you have an air-purifying botanical that’s perfect for ridding your bedroom of toxins.
Thanks to it’s climbing nature, you have more options to decorate your space. Mount a trestle on your wall for the ivy to climb, or simply keep it potted in a hanging or decorative planter.
Perfect for the indoors, keep English Ivy in an area that gets equal parts sun and shade. Another low-maintenance plant, you only need to water or mist it occasionally to keep it healthy.
This vine plant is recognized by it’s heart shaped leaves and sprawling vines, sometimes reaching up to 10 feet in length! But don’t worry if you’re bedroom is short on space - the plant only gets to approximately eight inches tall, making it perfect for a studio apartment.
While it’s not the highest on the list of formaldehyde-removing plants, it does it’s fair share of filtering other pollutants from the air. And it’s a durable plant, forgiving of any neglect or overwatering. Often mistaken for Golden Pothos (equally indestructible and good at air-filtering), Philodendrons are a great option for first-time indoor-gardeners.
Probably the most difficult to kill plant, the Snake Plant is the perfect gift for any new gardener looking to purify their air. This nearly indestructible plant thrives off of low light and little watering - in fact, you only need to worry about watering it twice per month. Talk about low maintenance!
In addition to being easy to care for, this plant is a powerhouse for air purification, filtering a multitude of toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene (try to say that five times fast). Just place a small pot with leafy plant and get ready to sleep easy!
Boston ferns are the best plant for removing formaldehyde and they even reduce other toxins, like benzene and xylene (chemicals from gas exhaust that may be prevalent if you have an attached garage).
However, their effective filtering comes at a price - they are one of the more high maintenance plants you can house. Requiring weekly or monthly feeding depending on the season and regular watering, you should have confidence in your green thumb before taking on this air-purifying plant.
Go green for good sleep
The bedroom is a great place for plants, as they add a spa-like feel and a little life to your decor. And besides being aesthetically pleasing to the eye, they also come with built-in, natural air filtration, ridding your home of harmful pollutants and toxins. Like our breathable, cotton sheets, the right air filtering plants can improve your health and your sleep.
Little steps, like switching up your sheets or adding air-purifying plants to your bedroom are great ways to start leading a chemical-free, organic life. When making these decisions, always opt for non-GMO and Fair Trade products (like our bedding) whenever possible. It’s organic for the planet. Fair trade for the farmer. And awesome for you!
February 25, 2020
I really like this article. I want to put plants in my living room to help clean the bad summer air we have in Fresno. Need to share this with friends that live here & in L.A.