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Is sleeping with green plants in your bedroom really a good idea? We often hear contradictory information on this subject, between CO2 emissions toxic to our organism and the benefits of depolluting plants, succulents and flowering plants… What is it really about? Indoor green plants have a certain charm and very easily heat a room that is a little too "cold". It would therefore be a shame to deprive yourself of it in the bedroom! Especially since some of them would also be beneficial for our sleep…
- 1. Yes, you can put plants in your bedroom!
- 2. What are the plants to put in a room?
- 3. Sleeping with green plants in your room: the precautions to take
- 4. Decorative alternatives
Plants with rounded leaves, small or large, bring softness to the room
Yes, you can put plants in your bedroom!
You dare not put your favorite pilea on your bedside table lest it reject its CO2 during the night? It is high time to take stock of the mechanism of photosynthesis. During the day, plants absorb CO2 and release oxygen, making them our best allies for a healthy interior. But contrary to popular belief, they only release a minimal amount of CO2 overnight and therefore absolutely do not risk intoxicating us! And if you had ever thought of dislodging plants already staying in your room in order to purify the atmosphere, perhaps you should first think of the human being or the pet that sleeps each night by your side ... These last two, by their simple breathing, in fact emit much more CO2 than a green plant! However, the plants in the room must be particularly pampered: no question of letting water stagnate at bottom of a jar, leave a bouquet to rot or ignore a sick plant, especially if you have asthma or allergies. So as not to run any risks, therefore favor plants that are easy to maintain and require little watering.
What are the plants to put in a room?
In theory, all indoor plants can find their place in a room, so do not hesitate to choose them according to your tastes and your decorating desires. If you are insomniac or anxious, prefer flowering plants with a relaxing scent, such as lavender, mint or climbing plants such as jasmine. Their smell has real soothing powers, you should sleep like a baby! If you have trouble falling asleep, preferably avoid brightly colored flowering plants. In contrast, many succulents have pastel pink leaves, such as Calatheas ornata. These are perfect for furnishing a room with a decor full of softness! Other plants have recognized purifying properties and allow the ambient air to be decontaminated naturally. This is for example the case of aloe vera, a depolluting plant perfect for the bedroom, since it alone can purify the air of any indoor pollution, neutralize electromagnetic waves and limit the presence of mites . Among the plants that champion indoor air quality, we also find moon flower, ivy, ficus, areca, Boston ferns, dragon tree, chlorophytum, sanveveria… So many ideal species to say goodbye to carbon monoxides, formaldehydes, toluenes and other xyenes! In terms of decoration, plants with large round leaves bring softness and modernity to our interiors. Opt for a calathea, a monstera, a ficus lyrata, a rubber ficus or even a large-leaved kalanchoe.
Sleeping with green plants in your room: the precautions to take
Once convinced by the depolluting power of plants, it would be tempting to accumulate them in your room, which could however quickly turn out to be a bad idea! The humidity in the room could increase and you could sleep poorly. Moreover, in Feng Shui plants are considered to be very rich in yang energy and it is not recommended to place them near the bed. So we keep our urban jungle desires for the rest of the house and in the bedroom we just opt for a beautiful potted plant or a bouquet whose water we change every day. Also watch out for cacti, which are excellent purifying plants but whose form can be too aggressive in a place intended for relaxation. And finally, as in all rooms of the house, we avoid toxic species and we take care of its plants to keep them healthy. On the maintenance side, follow these gardening tips to keep plants healthy and in bloom. as long as possible: * When in doubt, do not water your plant. Contrary to popular belief, a plant dies more easily from drowning than from drought. * Repot your plants in pots with a drainage system, to prevent water from stagnating at the bottom of the pot. * If you notice a sign of weakness, do not hesitate to immediately change your maintenance habits (location, exposure, frequency and method of watering, etc.) and remain attentive to the changes. * Although some plants, such as cacti, support it easily, full sun is rarely beneficial to indoor plants. If your window is south facing, make sure to always place your plants and flowers at least 40 cm away from it. * Have you cooked your vegetables in unsalted water? Do not throw it away! The minerals and nutrients present in the cooking water of vegetables will make an excellent contribution for your plants. Wait until the water is at temperature before watering your little ones protected.
If you really don't have a green thumb, all you have to do is succumb to the tropical trend by choosing a wallpaper or bed linen with a vegetable print. Guaranteed effect! Not recommended in Feng Shui, because representing negative energies, dried flowers will also tend to accumulate dust and will not always be of the best decorative effect. Prefer branches and fresh flowers, which you will think of changing the water every day. Beware, however, of flowers with too heady scents, which will be reserved for living rooms. Finally, remember to flower your windows! Whether you have a terrace, a small balcony or a simple window sill, it is always nice to see some pretty flowering plants oscillate with the wind and offer their nectar to the bees. Choose beneficial plants, such as geranium which will ward off wasps or lavender which will attract pollinating insects. And why not dare the strawberry plant or even the stalk of tomatoes, or even the aromatic herbs? You will join the useful to the pleasant! Whatever you choose, know that in addition to purifying the air, plants and flowers contribute to our general well-being ... So it would be a shame to deprive yourself!