Can I Keep My Spider Plants in The Bedroom? (Explained)

by Alex Kountry
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Bedrooms are meant to be a haven to recharge your battery, and greenery can go a long way in achieving serenity.

Houseplants can thrive whether your home is flooded with natural light or relying on lamps and wall sconces for illumination.

Not only can they beautify a room, but they can also purify the air of toxins and produce nighttime oxygen, freshening the bedroom for sounder sleep.

The spider plant is perfect for hanging in your room. 

Should I Keep Spider Plants In The Bedroom?

Can I Keep My Spider Plants in The Bedroom

Spider plants are your best bet for hanging baskets in the bedroom to keep the air clean and fresh.

The spider plant appears to burst into life with its bright green and white foliage.

The arching ribbon-like leaves in bedrooms, bathrooms, and north-facing rooms enliven the space.

You don’t need a hanging basket to cultivate this easy-going plant in your bedroom. No matter where you decide to display it, a potted plant will look great.

Spider plants are so low-maintenance that you may not notice. These drought-tolerant plants may survive for long periods without water.

Where Should I Put A Spider Plant In My Bedroom?

Indirect light is necessary for spider plants.

When it comes to where you can put your plant, you can do so as long as it isn’t in direct sunlight, which would burn its leaves.

Choose a different side of the room if your windowsill is too bright.

Do Spider Plants Help You Sleep?

According to a study published in Plant Physiology, the spider plant is an easy-care sleep aid that eliminates pollutants and purifies the air.

It can help eliminate odors and maintain oxygen levels, resulting in a better night’s sleep.

Additionally, this plant is attractive and can be grown in hanging or standing containers.

Here is an article I wrote on should spider plants be hanging

Are Plants In The Bedroom Harmful?

Some people fear that placing plants in the bedroom could be hazardous.

This is because plants may be able to respire like humans, releasing carbon dioxide as a byproduct of photosynthesis at night, but humans and pets produce more CO2 than plants do.

Trim levels of carbon dioxide are safe, despite the fear stories.

One of CO2’s hazardous relatives is carbon monoxide; perhaps that’s where some house plants will suffocate you comes from.

On the other hand, plants are a terrific addition to the bedroom, making this a resounding no.

5 Best Plants For Bedroom

  • Peace Lily

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is one of the most popular houseplants for bedrooms because its glossy leaves flourish in both high and low light conditions, and its roots are tolerant of a wide range of watering practices.

Watering peace lilies is a cinch because they wilt and instantly revive after a drink of water.

A peace lily placed near a window in your bedroom will produce more white flower-like spathes, lasting for weeks.

Choose a peace lily variety like ‘Domino’, which has white variegated foliage, if your room is dim and blooming seems doubtful.

  • English Ivy

English ivy is ideal for a hanging basket in your bedroom with long stems and deeply-lobed leaves.

For this reason, you need a lot of vertical space in your bedroom corner.

A moss pole in the pot can be a beautiful feature, or the vines might be trained to climb upwards.

Vigorous growth can be triggered by bright lighting. On the other hand, English ivy can thrive in even the darkest of bedrooms.

The ‘Gold Child’ cultivar of ivy, which has yellow-gold and green foliage, is a good choice for a space that needs a lift.

  • Corn Plant

If you don’t want to deal with the height concerns that come with a tree, you can have the look of a tree with corn plants (Dracena fragrans).

Long, shiny leaves adorn strong trunks. A sturdy maize plant might serve as an excellent focal point in a bedroom corner.

As long as the corn plants have access to sunlight, they may produce white blossoms.

The corn plant, despite its name, is dangerous and should not be kept around children or pets that might eat it.

  • Philodendron

If you’re looking for a non-fussy bedroom plant, classic philodendrons are just as relevant today as in the 1970s.

They are equally at home in a hanging container in a corner as they are in a trellis showcasing their full potential.

While Philodendrons can handle most light conditions, they can become leggy if exposed to too little light.

There is no need to overwater your plants, and you can quickly grow other plants in a vase of water.

  • Chinese Evergreen 

As one of the most popular bedroom plants, the Chinese evergreen is a favorite of many.

Despite the lack of sunlight, the enormous green and white or silver leaves survive and need to be watered occasionally.

According to folklore in Asia, Chinese evergreens are regarded as good luck plants.

This ornamental houseplant merely requires a warm, humid climate and sporadic light, whether it comes from artificial or natural sources.

Light-colored leaves, like those of most variegated houseplants, need more sunlight.

Several Chinese evergreens may flourish better in your bedroom if you have a south-facing window. In darkened environments, plants with darker foliage will thrive.

Also check out this article I wrote on can spider plants be grown outside

Can I Keep Spider Plants Indoors

Absolutely, they are resilient and low-maintenance.

A spider plant’s ability to filter the air is a significant selling point.

The quality of the air we breathe is becoming increasingly important as we spend more time indoors.


A natural, serene, and soothing atmosphere can be created in your bedroom with a few well-selected plants.

Generally, the most delicate bedroom plants tend to be low-light houseplants that require less care.

Orchids, peace lilies, and other colorful flowering plants can also brighten your bedroom. There are several options for hanging baskets for pothos, ferns, and hoya.

Air purification is an added benefit of many bedroom-friendly plants.

In addition, leafy houseplants release moisture into the air, which aids in the humidification process.

Clean, somewhat humid air is better for your health than dry air that may be contaminated with pollutants.

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Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books


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