35 of the Best Crops for Your Winter Greenhouse
12.10.2023 - 16:25 / gardenersworld.com
House plants in a bedroom can bring nature inside and create an attractive, relaxing environment. Studies have shown that house plants can reduce stress levels and improve mood. This suggests that growing plants in your bedroom could help promote a restful atmosphere conducive to a good night’s sleep. Some house plants also regulate humidity levels, and those with high leaf surface area can purify the air by removing dust and other fine particles.
While there is good evidence to support the benefits of house plants for improving wellbeing, research is ongoing to assess their effect on indoor air quality. Previous studies on the ability of plants to purify the air through absorbing VOCs were undertaken in sealed chambers in conditions very different to a bedroom, so the results are not directly comparable to a domestic setting.
Furthermore, though plants do absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, they only do so in small amounts. In order to make a significant difference to indoor air quality, we would need far more plants than would be practical. This also means there are unlikely to be any problems associated with plants producing carbon dioxide at night, as the amounts of gas emitted are so low.Choosing a house plant for your bedroom
The wide range of house plants available today means there are plants to suit all bedrooms. Before you buy, it’s important to consider the light levels, humidity, temperature and space in your bedroom, and how much time you have to care for your house plants, so the species you choose will thrive in their new home.Best bedroom plants Jade plant (Crassula ovata)
The jade plant is a succulent subshrub, sometimes known as the money plant. It has glossy jade-green leaves with red margins
35 of the Best Crops for Your Winter Greenhouse
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