Top 10 Best Houseplants For Bedrooms

Personalize your bedroom with the beauty of easy-care houseplants.

Houseplants filter the air, add color and life, and dress up bedroom decor. Scientific studies also have shown that houseplants can have a calming, relaxing effect on people, making them perfect picks for bedrooms. There's a wide selection of plants that offer big rewards, even if they're neglected a little.

1. Parlor Palm


Parlor palm is an ideal bedroom companion because it prefers bright but indirect light and can grow with average home humidity. Keep the soil evenly moist but never soggy and soaked. Let the soil go barely dry to the touch, then water thoroughly.

2. Snake Plant

Snake plant may have a less-than-attractive common name, but it's a winner in low-maintenance situations. Silvery striations mottle the green swordlike leaves that stand at attention, making it a perfect plant for a vertical corner focal point in the bedroom. Snake plant is a succulent and can take low-moisture situations.

3. Moth Orchid

A blooming orchid adds serenity to a space. Moth orchid is the easiest orchid to grow and named because its petals resemble the rounded wings of a moth. Because moth orchids originate in tropical regions, they prefer high humidity. The best location is an east- or west-facing window or an open northern exposure with no obstructions.

4. Pothos

Pothos is one of the easiest, most foolproof plants for homes or offices. The thick leaves store water, and its vining nature makes it easy to clip to keep at the size you like. Grow it in almost any light condition, and keep the soil on the dry side.

5. Dracaena

Easy-care and easy on the eyes, dracaenas grow long, slender, strappy leaves that curve attractively from a central stem. Leaves are variegated in an assortment of colors, including pink, red, yellow, and cream, holding the color even in low-light situations.

6. Zeezee Plant

If you want a plant that performs like - and even resembles - an artificial one, check out the zeezee plant. Dark-green, shiny leaves grow across each stalk from each other. Because it grows with an underground storage unit, the zeezee plant can store water and go long periods of time without watering.

7. Scented Geranium

Who needs dresser drawer sachets when you have a houseplant with a wonderful aroma? Relatives of the ordinary household geranium, scented geranium flowers less frequently but make up for it with its leaf fragrance, which comes in an astounding array of scents: apricot, rose, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon, mint, pineapple, ginger, lime, coconut, chocolate, and more.

8. Rubber Tree

The only thing you need to do to keep this old-fashioned plant's leaves shiny is to carefully dust them every now and then. Rubber tree makes an attractive statement in a bright- to medium-light alcove or corner of the bedroom, growing larger and fuller with the years.

9. Peace Lily

For a peaceful coexistence with a bedroom houseplant, choose peace lily. This easy-to-grow gem lends a tropical feel to the room and is a good choice for gardeners inclined to overwater plants as it can take wetter soil than most.

10. Arrowhead Vine

Almost as easy to grow as a pothos and twice as exciting in its leaf variegation, arrowhead vine flourishes in a variety of light conditions. You can use it in a hanging basket, train it up a moss pole, or keep it clipped to the shape you like it. In a bedroom, let the soft-looking leaves trail down the side of a dresser or armoire.

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