5 best house plants for the bedroom

5 best house plants for the bedroom

By Harriet Pritchard

5 best house plants for the bedroom

Thinking of adding some bedside greenery?

Nature has the power to soothe - which is why so many of our prints are inspired by the great outdoors. It seems only fitting that we decorate our rooms of recharge with signifiers of the calming green spaces.

Bringing houseplants into the bedroom isn’t just an exercise in beautification – the increased oxygen level in the air is a proven way to reduce stress and anxiety. The air purifying qualities of many indoor plants also work to reduce nasty toxins, making the air cleaner and kinder – optimal conditions for snoozing.

We’ve partnered with plant scientist Harriet of Harriet’s Plants – a plant shop dedicated to growing peat free, pesticide free, and plastic free plants – to discover the best house plants for the bedroom.

The 5 best house plants for the bedroom

Chlorohpytum comosum (spider plants)

Woman wearing pyjamas and holding Chlorohpytum comosum plant

Spider plants are known for being a particularly low maintenance indoor plant. However, don’t be fooled by their easy breezy attitude, these guys are notoriously hard workers when it comes to air purifying.

In fact, a NASA study found that spider plants can remove 95% of chemicals from the air in just 24 hours. The perfect bedside companion.

Oxalis triangularis 'Sunny' and 'Iron Cross'

Woman wearing pyjamas and holding Oxalis triangularis plant

Also known as Love Plants, Oxalis triangularis bring colour and movement to any abode.

These gorgeous rich maroon plants produce lilac flowers when they are happy and move with the light! They open and close during the day and night, a process called nyctinasty. Another low maintenance house plant, these guys make wonderful snooze buddies.

Asparagus plumosus 

Woman wearing pyjamas and holding Asparagus plumosus plant

Dainty but powerful, this asparagus fern is one of the best air purifying indoor plants around.

The feathery foliage isn’t just pretty to look at, it’s also a purifying pro - removing harmful toxins such as benzene from the air.

All this whilst expecting very little in return, these guys are another easy-care houseplant, making them an excellent napping neighbour.

Caladium 'Spring Fling'

Woman wearing pyjamas and holding Caladium 'Spring Fling' plant

The Caladium ‘Spring Fling’ really is a statement piece. With large bright pink leaves, this beautiful plant will add colour to any bedroom.

They might require a little more love and attention than the others, but the colour pop they’ll add to your bedside make them a bedroom must.

Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron cross'

Woman wearing pyjamas and holding Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron cross' plant

Oxalis Tetaphylla is also known as the good-luck plant… and who couldn’t use a little good-luck close at hand?

Resembling the shape of a lucky 4 leaf clover, the beautiful heart shaped two-tone leaves will add some colour to the bedroom.

Due to their ties with good fortune, these beauties also make perfect presents for friends on new ventures!

All plants available at Harriet's Plants.