Sleeping Green

Mar 23 , 2020

Sleeping Green

Sleeping Green

Every day it seems like we become busier and busier. If you don’t have time to load up on a full 8 hours of sleep at night, at least there are ways to help you get better quality of sleep. Not only are fresh plants by your bed beautiful to see when you wake up and go to sleep, but there are a lot of other benefits as well. Here are some plants you may want to consider sharing your space with.

Peace Lily- Besides waking up in a great mood next to this beautiful plant, the Peace Lily has many amazing benefits for your home. For one, it has been rated by NASA as one of the best indoor plants for removing pollution. In addition to less pollution, they remove toxins from the air and can help relieve allergy symptoms. Peace lilies can also retain up to 5% moisture in a room thanks to the flowers. Even with all of these great benefits, it is fairly low maintenance. It will tell you when it needs water when it starts to droop or if the soil is dry. Do not over water! This plant requires medium indirect light.

Lavender- We have all heard of Lavender because of the popular essential oils. Lavender is best known for having a sleep inducing aroma. The aroma helps with the time it takes to fall asleep, decreases rapid eye movement, and even helps with lighter sleep. Helping with stress and anxiety, this beautiful plant is bound to put you in a good mood. Lavender needs direct sunlight, so a near a window is best. Do not over water. It is best to have a way for the water to drain and sit below the plant. Lavender works best in a more humid climate.

Aloe Vera- Is there anything Aloe Vera can’t do? You can eat it, drink it, use it as a topical, and brighten up your home with it. This is another great indoor plant choice for improving the air quality in your home. Aloe is low maintenance, just make sure not to over water and have room for it to drain.

Snake plant- Not as scary as the name, these plants have a gorgeous rich green color that will surely brighten up your home. Also rated by NASA for being one of the best plants to detoxify the air in your home, snake plants remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene. At night the snake plant turns carbon dioxide into oxygen, so it is a great choice for the bedroom. This is another plant that is commonly killed by over watering. It is extremely low maintenance and only needs indirect sunlight.

When adding any new plants or flowers to your home, it is important to check which ones are toxic to children and pets. Happy Planting!


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