15 Best Plants for Bedroom Air Quality

Plants for Clean Air

The photosynthesis used by plants helps to clean the air. If your bedroom lacks that fresh air feeling, then adding plants can be the perfect solution.

In this guide, we cover 15 plants that will thrive in a bedroom environment.


Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace-Lily (Spathiphyllum)

The dark green foliage and the white bract on a peace lily make it an extremely attractive plant for your bedroom. This plant usually blooms in the spring. If you take diligent care of it, then it may bloom again the fall. This plant should be kept out of direct sunlight and watered only when the leaves begin to droop.



Take diligent care of your philodendron plant with its heart-shaped leaves and it may grow up to 4-feet tall, depending on the variety chosen. This plant does not like to be in the sun at all but wants to be near it. You can let this vine trail off a shelf or teach it to climb a stick with support.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

One of the easiest plants to grow is the spider plant. Give it some water occasionally and put it in indirect light. They should be repotted only when their fleshy roots make it exceedingly difficult to water. This plant will produce flowers in the spring that will eventually become spiderettes. You can cut these off and plant them in soil to start a new plant.



If you want to add some color to your bedroom, then a chrysanthemum may be the perfect solution. It wants bright sunlight during the day, but it also wants total darkness at night, so be sure that light coming through your bedroom window cannot reach it. Your mum is likely to bloom for about a month and it is extremely difficult to get one to bloom again.

Snake Plant


There are over 70 varieties of snake plants, and the most common is the mother-in-law’s tongue. This plant wants indirect light, which often makes it an excellent choice for bedrooms. According to tests conducted by NASA, it is one of the best plants for cleaning the air. The great news is that it is also very forgiving if you get busy because it likes to dry out a little between waterings.

Rubber Plant


The rubber plant is a medium-size houseplant that can be grown to become a small indoor tree. This plant thrives in well-drained soil. Choose a spot in your bedroom where this plant will get lots of indirect light. During the spring and summer, you should mist this plant regularly and wipe down its leaves with a wet cloth. During the winter, let it dry out a little before watering. This plant rarely blooms.


Dracaena is an upright plant that looks like a miniature tree. There are several different varieties available with some growing to be several feet tall while others stay much smaller. This plant loves to be consistently moist, but its leaves will droop if you water it too well. You should also fertilize it every two-to-three weeks from spring through early fall. These plants bloom once or twice a year if nothing in their environment changes.

Aloe Vera


The aloe vera is an easy plant to grow, and you can use its juices to help heal minor burns and scrapes. Place this plant where it gets bright direct light, and let it dry out between waterings. It is vital that the plant’s soil drains well to avoid root rot. You should give it a feeding in the spring with a phosphorous-based fertilizer used at half strength.

Flamingo Lily

The heart-shaped leaves on the flamingo lily make it an exotic choice, chosen by many people for their bedrooms. This plant loves a very humid environment, and it likes to stay between 50-and-70 degrees. This plant will produce four-to-six, artist-palette-shaped blooms each year. As your plant matures, it will produce more and bigger blooms.

Lady Palm

Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)

The lady palm is a fan-shaped palm growing up to 6-feet tall, depending on the chosen variety. This plant prefers dappled light and well-drained soil. Since the roots are at the bottom of the pot, make sure that you let this one dry out a little on top before watering it again. You should fertilize it regularly from spring to fall. It may put on pinkish flowers in the spring.

Golden Pothos


If your bedroom has only florescent lighting or a lot of light does not get in your windows, then the golden pothos may be the perfect bedroom plant for you. You must give this plant special hormones to get it to flower, but you are sure to love the beautiful green vine. Each runner can be up to 30-feet long.

Lemon Button Fern

This fern that seldom grows to be more than1-foot tall can be a wonderful plant to a small bedroom. From spring through fall, this plant gives off a slight lemony fragrance, helping to improve the air quality in your bedroom. Feed the lemon button fern with a balanced slow-release fertilizer about every six months. This plant loves to be in a humid environment, so keep a pan of water under it.


Fittonia (Nerve-Plant)

Often called nerve plants, fittonia is a plant that you can easily grow in your bedroom’s indirect light. You will love the variegated green and white leaves on this choice that grows to be about 8-inches tall produces reddish or yellow-white spikes on occasion in July and August. This plant will not let you forget to water it because it will faint when it gets too dry.

Areca Palm

Areca Palm

This short-lived houseplant looks like bamboo. Do not use fluoridated water to give this plant a drink. Do not let this plant become saturated as the leaves on the plant will turn yellow. This plant usually does best in a south or west-facing window. It needs to be planted in a low-pH soil.

English Ivy

English-Ivy - Hedera-helix

The trailing vines of the English ivy makes it look super in a hanging basket in a window where it will get lots of bright light. Without enough light, this beautiful green vine gets leggy. Feed it about once a month with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer that is water-based. Putting this plant in the shower occasionally helps to control pests.