What plants should you have in your bedroom?

 

 

Studies carried out by both NASA and the American College have found out a list of plants that are beneficial for you to place in your 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:

 

Are houseplants beneficial?

Having houseplants is becoming an interior design trend — with many homeowners purchasing some for the aesthetics that they bring to a room. But besides that, what other benefits do they bring?

Ian Drummond, who is well known in the world of horticulture and has won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show says that houseplants can be extremely practical. 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.” 0191 232 8097

Did you know that plants based in the home can act as clean air machines? 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.”

 

What are the most beneficial plants?

To create a better atmosphere around your home, below is a list of plants provided by NASA and the American College that will change your living environment:

 

Aloe Vera

You’ve probably heard of Aloe Vera plants, as they’ve been growing for centuries in more tropical climates whilst being used for therapeutic purposes. This is because the clear and cool gel of an Aloe Vera leaf can be applied to burns, cuts, rashes and areas of sunburn to provide instant relief and speed up the healing process.

Although this plant does have its health benefits, it can also help purify the air — perfect for the home. This is because they release oxygen on a regular basis during the night, not to mention fighting against both benzene — an ingredient of detergents — and formaldehyde — found in varnishes — to ensure a room’s air remains pure.

If you do purchase an Aloe Vera plant, make sure that you keep it in the sunlight as they’re made up of water and can turn frosty. Furthermore, plant them in a spacious pot that contains soil which has been well drained beforehand.

 

Areca Palm

There are many names that accompany the Areca Palm. These include: Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens, Dypsis Lutescens, the Bamboo Palm, the Golden Cane Palm and the Yellow Butterfly Palm.

Although this plant has many names, it has been listed as one of the top 10 air purifiers. 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.

If you enjoy tropical views, having this plant in your bedroom will definitely impress — with its beautiful 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.

 

Boston Fern

Often referred to as the Nephrolepis Exaltata, this plant is definitely worthy of an Insta-pic when placed in your bedroom, with its ruffled curves, the Boston Fern makes for a beautiful plant.

This plant is also good for air purification and ranks in ninth place. A key reason for this is that the plant is very adept at removing formaldehyde from rooms.

However, you must understand that this plant is sensitive to a range of different substances. 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.

There are many places where you can place your Boston Fern plant — but with greater effect, try placing it on a high surface to enhance the dropping effect of the greenery.

 

Chinese Evergreen

This plant is also known as the Algaonema and is one of the easiest plants to maintain — perfect for any busybodies who don’t have time to look after their plants. This is because the plant can grow even in areas of low light — no need to worry about placing it in a dark bedroom then.

This plant offers many health benefits too, including removing the toxins out of the room!

However, there are some things that you must keep in mind when buying a Chinese Evergreen plant. 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.

 

Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5009063/The-plants-NASA-says-NEED-bedroom.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/how-to-grow/houseplants-every-home-better-multi-tasking-pollution-busters/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-vera-plant-care.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/areca-palm/growing-areca-palm-indoors.htm

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/special-care-areca-indoor-palm-trees-43127.html

https://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/boston-fern

https://www.flowercouncil.co.uk/campaign/october-2016-chinese-evergreen-is-houseplant-of-the-month

 

 

 

 

 

 

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