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Best Plants for the Bedroom

row of plants on the window sill next to a bed

Did you know research has shown that being around plants helps people concentrate better? Plants can also increase levels of positive energy, help people feel relaxed and secure, have soothing effects, increase feelings of compassion, and provide a variety of other health benefits.

All that, and they make excellent decorations, as well!

So what are the best plants for the bedroom? It depends on how much light your room gets and how often you’ll remember to water your plants. Here are some suggestions for the best bedroom plants. If you have pets, remember to check the ASPCA’s Poisonous Plants directory first to keep your fur kids safe.

Ready to get started? You can order online plant delivery from The Bouqs Co. today and skip the trip to the nursery or a crowded home improvement store.

Plants to Beautify Your Room

If your primary reason for getting plants for your bedroom is aesthetic reasons, here are a few of the most beautiful plants for bedrooms and other indoor spaces.

Red Lipstick Anthurium

anthurium plant with deep red lflowers


Also known as the flamingo flower, the red lipstick anthurium is perfect for people who love plants with more color than simple green leaves. The bright red heart-shaped leaves bring a fantastic splash of color to any bedroom – and perhaps a little love into your life.

  • Scientific Name: Anthurium andreanum ‘Lipstick Red’
  • Watering: Once a week in winter, up to twice a week in summer
  • Sunlight: Indirect

English Ivy

With its eager willingness to spread its vines as far as possible, English ivy can create a living work of art in your bedroom by using hoops, hooks, trellises, or other stabilizing materials to create stunning shapes. Let the soil surface dry a little bit between waterings – you can go on a week-long vacation without hiring somebody to water your English ivy.

  • Scientific Name: Hedera helix
  • Watering: Water regularly
  • Sunlight: Moderate light


Small philodendron in an orange pot.

With hundreds of plant species, many of which make excellent indoor plants, philodendrons can beautify bedrooms with any style of decor. Philodendrons come in vining and non-vining varieties, so choose one based on whether or not you want to provide a climbing support structure.

  • Scientific Name: Philodendron
  • Watering: Moderate watering needs
  • Sunlight: Partial sunlight

Rubber Plant

Dark green rubber plant in a taupe ecopot

With dramatic dark leaves, the rubber plant instantly adds interest to any bedroom and is also one of the best plants for low light. The broad leaves of this houseplant absorb lots of contaminants while also being appealing to look at. Be sure to wear gardening gloves when pruning or replanting a rubber plant to keep its sticky sap off your fingers.

  • Scientific Name: Ficus elastica
  • Watering: Water occasionally
  • Sunlight: Moderate to low light

Monstera Deliciosa

Bright monstera plant in a pink, white, and grey pot

Sometimes referred to as the Swiss cheese plant thanks to the characteristic “holes” in its heart-shaped leaves, the monstera is a popular indoor plant that can grow 1-2 feet per year. In fact, each leaf can grow to be 3 feet long!

Pro tip: Let your monstera dry out between waterings, especially in the fall and winter.

  • Scientific Name: Monstera deliciosa
  • Watering: Water occasionally
  • Sunlight: Bright indirect sunlight

Plants that Purify the Air

Studies have shown that (at least some) plants can naturally filter pollutants from indoor air and convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Here is a selection of plants that are most likely to help improve the air quality in your home.

Lemon Button Fern

Lively green fern in white and grey patterned pot.

When you want a plant that can produce oxygen in your bedroom, look no further than the long-lived lemon button fern. Did you know ferns can live up to 100 years? Although we can’t guarantee yours will last that long, it could be with you for the rest of your life with indirect sunlight, weekly watering, and a little love.

  • Scientific Name: Nephrolepis cordifolia ‘Duffii’
  • Watering: Weekly
  • Sunlight: Indirect

Peace Lily

Green peace lily with white blooms in a white pot

With striking white flowers and glossy green leaves, the ability to rid the air of pollutants, and a knack for increasing the humidity in a room, the peace lily is an ideal bedroom plant. Peace lilies wilt to let you know when they’re thirsty, then perk right up after being watered, making them relatively low maintenance.

Keep peace lilies away from kids and pets, as they are toxic.

  • Scientific Name: Spathiphyllum
  • Watering: Water regularly
  • Sunlight: Moderate to bright light

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera in a red, pink, and white glazed ceramic pot

Not only is it one of the best air-purifying plants, but the aloe vera plant releases oxygen at night (not just during the day) AND the juice from the leaves can be applied topically to treat burns and scrapes. All that, and it’s easy to care for, too. As long as your bedroom gets plenty of sunlight, aloe vera only needs to be watered every two or three weeks.

  • Scientific Name: Aloe barbadensis
  • Watering: Water occasionally
  • Sunlight: Bright indirect light

Snake Plant

snake plant in a metallic pot

Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, the leathery, sword-like leaves of the snake plant purify air better than most other houseplants and don’t require much water. Under optimal conditions, the snake plant can live for decades and provide enjoyment for years to come while removing harmful toxins from the air.

  • Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
  • Watering: Water occasionally
  • Sunlight: Bright indirect light

Spider Plant

Spider plant with flowers and plantlets hanging on a stem from the larger plant.

Arachnophobes need not fear the spider plant. Despite the spooky name, spider plants absorb fumes and odors, which may help you sleep better. Originally becoming popular in the 1970s, spider plants are now making a comeback, due in part to the adorable “plantlets” that grow from the mother plant that can be clipped and repotted for gifts or so you have more plants around your home.

  • Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum
  • Watering: Water occasionally
  • Sunlight: Moderate to bright light

Plants to Boost Your Mood and Creativity

Do you create content, recharge, or work from home in your bedroom? Try one of these plants to increase your creativity and boost your mood.

Parlor Palm

Parlor palm in a square off-white pot on a red tiled floor

Dark bedroom bringing you down? Bring home the tropical parlor palm, which thrives even in low light and is more likely to die from being overwatered than underwatered. Keeping your parlor palm near a steamy bathroom or a running humidifier can help deter certain pests, like spider mites.

  • Scientific Name: Chamaedorea elegans
  • Watering: Water when the top 1” of soil feels dry
  • Sunlight: Partial to full shade

Corn Plant

While most real trees can’t live indoors forever, the corn plant provides the look of a tree without unmanageable height. Sometimes called “false palms,” corn plants grow slowly and max out at 4-6 feet tall when grown in containers.

Despite its mouthwatering name, the corn plant is poisonous and should be kept away from curious children and pets who might decide to munch on it.

  • Scientific Name: Dracaena fragrans
  • Watering: Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy
  • Sunlight: Partial sun

Golden Pothos

Golden pothos plant in a terra cotta pot

When it comes to plants that don’t need much sun, you can’t beat the golden pothos. With vining stems that can grow to several feet long and shiny heart-shaped leaves, the golden pothos is so tolerant of being indoors and such a low-maintenance plant that it’s nicknamed “the cubicle plant.”

Preferring to dry out a bit between waterings, this greenery is perfect for people who often forget to water their plants.

  • Scientific Name: Epipremnum aureum
  • Watering: Water occasionally
  • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade

Areca Palm

If you have the space (this indoor plant can grow to 7 feet tall), the tropical areca palm is sure to put a smile on your face throughout the year. Known for its ability to remove carbon dioxide from the air, this beauty needs constant light moisture without getting soggy.

  • Scientific Name: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
  • Watering: Water regularly
  • Sunlight: Bright indirect light


While it’s not necessarily easy to grow lavender indoors, it is possible and definitely worth the effort. Lavender has a variety of benefits, including the potential to help you fall asleep faster, making it an ideal bedroom houseplant. Natural light may not be strong enough, however, so you may need to invest in some grow lights.

  • Scientific Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • Watering: Water when the soil is slightly dry
  • Sunlight: Lots of hot, bright light

How to Decorate Your Bedroom With Plants

Now that you’ve chosen one or more plants to share your bedroom with, where should you put them? Here are some of our favorite ideas on how to decorate a bedroom with plants:

  • Stash them in an unused corner of your room
  • Place floating shelves around the room to hold the plants
  • Put one on your bedside table
  • Use your headboard as a plant shelf
  • Create an accent wall from greenery
  • Hang trailing plants from your ceiling
  • Line your windowsills (or use a windowbox)

Keep Blooming With Plants from The Bouqs Co.

With their ability to purify the air, boost your mood, and beautify your room, houseplants from The Bouqs Co. are an excellent way for you to keep blooming and thriving in your daily life. From the fiery flamingo plant to friendly ferns, magnificent monsteras, simple succulents, and many more, The Bouqs Co. has indoor plants to suit any taste.

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