We’ve finally found a legitimate excuse to get more houseplants. Did you know plants can actually help you get better sleep? Not only do they reduce your level of cortisol (the stress hormone) by simply being in the same room as you, but the lovely lush green colour produces a calming effect for ultra relaxing snoozes. Oh, and some of them even improve the air quality by releasing oxygen at night. Basically, turning your bedroom into a mini jungle is a brilliant idea.
We asked the folks at Patch Plants about the 5 best leafy babies to have in your bedroom, and they gave us some amazing recommendations. Plus, they were kind enough to give us a little cheeky treat for you…keep scrolling to find out more.
Susie here is a snake plant. She’s very low-maintenance and only needs watering every 2 weeks, so you won’t need to fuss with her too much. She also releases lots of luscious oxygen at night for easy-breathey sleeps. Nice one, Suz.
This gorgeous fella is a kentia palm. Like Susie, he also releases oxygen at night. Big Ken gives us serious tropical vibes, but surprisingly isn’t too much trouble to look after. Although he can get tall he grows slowly, so you won’t need to worry about repotting him any time soon.
Say hi to Phil, aka philodendron scandens. What a showstopper - we could stare at his beauty for hours. Phil’s a fast grower and is fine in either bright or dim rooms, so if your bedroom doesn’t get too much natural light, Phil is the plant for you.
Just look at those locks. Rapunzel is a devil's ivy, and would look beautiful hanging above your bed alongside a few of her mates to create a stylish canopy effect. Rapunzel is a fast grower and can be trained to grow in shapes, so the possibilities with her are endless.
Cassie is a zamioculcas zamiifolia (but you can just call her a ZZ plant, everyone else does). Cassie is very chill and doesn’t need much water or light. She comes in various sizes so would be great on a bedside table or in a darker corner. She’s also kind enough to produce oxygen at night.
Found your new plant baby?
If you’ve fallen in love with any of these stunners, you can get 20% off by using the code EVEXPATCH20 at Patch Plants. This code is valid on all orders over £50 and expires on 9th July 2022.