Research from NASA and the American College has revealed the houseplants which are best suited to be placed in the bedroom. Join DM Design, a specialist designer of bedroom furniture in Glasgow, as they detail some of these plants and the benefits they can bring to your home.
Why should you enhance your bedroom with houseplants?
Before we dig into the exploration from NASA and the American College, let’s first understand why you ought to consider enhancing your rooms — and in fact, whatever is left of your home — with a few houseplants.
Speaking to The Telegraph, interior landscaper and gold-medal winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Ian Drummond points out that houseplants can be very practical to homeowners. He explains: “Many people now live in cities with no outside space. We all have this longing to have some green around us, and houseplants are the perfect solution.”
Houseplants can also improve the aroma of your home, due to them acting as clean air machines without the significant cost. Studies have shown that houseplants have been found to help with concentration, promote better sleep and reduce anxiety among people who live around them on a day-to-day basis too. The Plantsman, when reporting on a 2016 piece which was published in the RHS’s journal, underlined: “As placing indoor plants in rooms is one of the simplest changes that can be made to enhance the environment, it stands out as a practical and affordable support for health.” Here we share 7 ideas to Decorate indoor Plants in Home.
Which plants to add
As you understand the benefits of the plants, so you will definitely love to consider few houseplants in your bedroom. here’s a list of plants that NASA and the American College are recommending you place around your bedrooms to make it a healthier and more relaxing environment:
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. An evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. The species is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.
It is found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics, or ointments for minor burns and sunburns. There is little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes. Studies finding positive evidence are frequently contradicted by other studies.
If you are health conscious person then It is recommended that Aloe Vera plants are kept indoors — they are made up of a lot of water so are very susceptible to frost — though preferably in a space that gets plenty of sun throughout the day. Furthermore, plant them in a spacious pot that contains soil which has been well drained beforehand.
2. Areca Palm
Areca Palm is also known as golden cane palm, areca palm, yellow palm, or butterfly palm. Whatever you refer to this plant as one thing that you need to know about it is that it made the list of NASA’s top 10 air purifying plants. What’s more, the plant has been said to be great for those who often have colds or sinus problems due to it regularly releasing moisture into the air.
The Areca Palm is one of the most popular and graceful palms. It is tolerant of the indoor environment, releases copious amounts of moisture into the air. Additionally, the areca is consistently rated among the best houseplants for removing all indoor air toxins tested. The Areca Palm is a tree or shrub-like plant with graceful, long feather-shaped fronds. When placing Areca Palm plants around your bedroom, look for an area that subjects the plant to bright but indirect light — you’ll know if it is being exposed to direct sunlight as the leaves will begin to turn a yellowish-green hue.
3. Boston Fern
Boston Fern is Also known as the Boston swordfern, wild Boston fern, tuber ladder fern, or fishbone fern is an aesthetically pleasing plant for your bedroom, thanks to its graceful green and drooping fronds being naturally cut to create a ruffled effect. It is also ranked in ninth place on NASA’s list of the best air-purifying plants. A key reason for this is that the plant is very adept at removing formaldehyde from rooms.
When it comes to placing Boston Fern around your bedroom, take note that the plant is sensitive to chemicals. Smoke which come from coal fires and wood burners can also be toxic to the plant, which means that they should be placed away from any spaces susceptible to draughts. Due to its drooping appearance, places where Bostonto Fern look great include within a hanging basket, as well as across the edge of either a shelf or bookcase.
4. Chinese Evergreen
Chinese evergreens is a genus of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and New Guinea. This sturdy plant is wonderfully easy to grow; it tolerates just about every indoor condition. While it’s one of the toughest plants, it’s also beautiful. Most varieties have rich green leaves attractively patterned with silver. From the perspective of looking out for your health, the Chinese Evergreen plant works to remove more and more toxins from a room as the time passes and its exposure to the space grows.
There are some words of advice when it comes to caring for a Chinese Evergreen plant to be aware of though. As well as keeping it away from bright sunlight (which can actually scorch its leaves), the plant should be watered regularly with cool water and fed with plant food once every three to four weeks.