13 Best Bedroom Plants To Purify The Air

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Bedroom plants could be the secret to make your bedroom cozier and a lot nicer to recharge and unwind in. If until now you don't have a houseplant inside your bedroom, then you're missing out!

Adding these air-purifying indoor plants to your room can completely change the mood.

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Must-Have Bedroom Plants for Cleaner Air and Better Sleep

1. Lavender

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Lavender plant works as an anxiolytic and a sedative (stress reliever), helping neurotransmitters command the brain to calm down in a healthy way.

This houseplant will thrive indoors under proper care and the right condition. Lavender loves a bright, warm place with nice airflow. Although lavender isn't a typical houseplant, its amazing therapeutic properties made it to the top of the list.

2. Golden Pothos

This plant is one of the most popular and typical indoor plants. Aside from adding to your room's overall interior, it is also known to help get rid of the common air toxins inside your home. Plus, it is low-maintenance and easy to grow and propagating pothos!

3. Snake Plant


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Snake plants or Sansevieria continue to provide oxygen and release carbon dioxide during night time. Moreover, it is good in filtering out formaldehyde, an organic compound present in most household items such as paper products, fabrics, glues, plywood, etc.

4. English Ivy


English Ivy is a perennial climbing vine that thrives well in an indoor condition. It looks gorgeous in pots, hanging planters, as well as in your windowsill.

Another reason why you should add English Ivy to your bedroom plant collection is that it is effective in filtering air toxins like benzene and xylene.

5. Peace Lilly

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Peace lily tolerates low to moderate lighting, but does best in a bright space. It is a lovely indoor plant with bold green glossy leaves and white flowers which are actually specialized leaves with a hoodlike sheath.

This lovely evergreen is noted as one of the top 3 most effective indoor plants in eliminating most household air toxins including ammonia.

6. Spider Plant


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Also known as airplane plants, spider plants are easy to grow and very adaptable to any room condition. It does more than just filtering out common household toxins from the air. It helps to scrub the air, too!

The wax on the spider plant leaves has the ability to trap tiny matter, such as mold, smoke, and dust present in the air which means cleaner and safer air to breathe in.

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7. Boston Fern

The lush green foliage of this houseplant makes it perfect for a bedroom display. It will look remarkably picturesque when placed in a hanging basket or a high plant stand. It helps to restore moisture present in the air naturally.

Tip: If you're going to keep one or two in your bedroom, make sure to include misting the Boston fern in your everyday to-do list.

8. Fiddle-Leaf Fig

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Fiddle-leaf fig is probably one of the trendiest houseplants today. Because of its broad leaves, it is greatly effective in filtering and purifying the air.

Another good reason to love fiddle-leaf figs is it helps control humidity in any room or space. Just be sure to place this houseplant in an east-facing window with access to indirect light.

9. Chinese Evergreen

The Chinese evergreen can tolerate low light conditions very well and flourish in a full shaded area, except for the variegated ones which need plenty of sunlight.

While this plant adds a lovely accent to your room, it can also be a threat since its sap is poisonous and considered to be an irritant, so you need to be gentle and very careful.

On a more positive note, Chinese evergreen is excellent in emitting oxygen and purifying air by removing chemicals and toxins making it the perfect indoor plants for bedrooms.

10. Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is not only good for your skin, hair, and digestive health, but it is also one of the best air-filtering plants you could have in your bedroom.

This plant loves plenty of sunlight and will thrive best in a bright corner of your room.

11. Bamboo Palm


Bamboo palm, also known as areca palm and butterfly palm, is an excellent indoor air-purifying plant. Aside from removing formaldehyde, it also adds a good dose of moisture in the air and acts as a natural humidifier.

Moreover, the exotic appearance of this indoor plant will give a tropical vibe in any part corner of your bedroom.

12. Red-Edged Dracaena


Also known as Madagascar dragon tree and marginata, red-edged dracaena is an evergreen tree that can grow 8 to 15 ft tall and loves filtered sunlight or a semi-shaded spot.

According to the NASA Clean Air Study, this evergreen is one of the most efficient houseplants at filtering formaldehyde as well as trichloroethylene, benzene, and xylene.

13. Anthurium Andraeanum


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This indoor plant is commonly called as the flamingo lily and laceleaf. One unique feature of anthurium andraeanum is its bright and glossy flowers that can instantly add a touch of elegance to any room.

The flamingo lily can also remove airborne toxins such as formaldehyde and ammonia. This plant needs plenty of indirect light and does best in a high humidity environment.

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Turn your room into an urban jungle with these air-purifying bedroom plants that are easy to grow and will surely improve the airflow in your home.

These plants may just be what you need to remove harmful toxins and air pollutants, increase oxygen in the air, and boost your mood, while helping you sleep better and create a connection between you and nature.

Which among these bedroom plants is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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