Boost Your Bedroom’s Oxygen Levels at Night with the Following Houseplants

By March 26, 2024Blog Post, High Sunlight

The common knowledge that plants can only release oxygen during the daytime is inaccurate. Some houseplant varieties produce oxygen at night, helping keep your bedroom fresh and improving sleep quality.

Nick’s Garden Center sheds more light on these oxygen-producing plants. Find out how plants produce oxygen at night and the varieties that are great for your bedroom.

Understanding Nighttime Oxygen Production

Some plants produce oxygen at night through a process called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism. However, a single plant might not have enough oxygen to freshen your bedroom. As such, you’ll need multiple nighttime oxygen producers to add more oxygen to your bedroom or any other room.

Top Nighttime Oxygen Producers

Most plants that produce oxygen at night are succulents and cacti native to semi-arid areas. They photosynthesize at night as an adaptation to reduce water loss during the day. The specific varieties you’d want to add to your interior include:

1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

The Snake Plant is one of the most popular plants producing night oxygen. This indoor plant has fleshy, sword-like leaves that look great in any room. Unlike many houseplants, the snake plant is low-maintenance, as it can survive under indirect light, infrequent watering, and limited fertilization.

2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

The Spider Plant is another great houseplant for boosting bedroom oxygen. This plant stands out for its arching green and white striped leaves. Beyond aesthetics and the ability to produce oxygen at night, the spider plant can withstand neglect for some days and still maintain its stunning beauty.

3. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

Popularly known as the Devil’s Ivy, golden pothos have charming heart-shaped leaves on long vines. This plant has several benefits above producing oxygen at night. It absorbs toxins from indoor air, improves indoor aesthetics, and requires minimal maintenance.

4. Money Plant (Epipremnum Aureum)

The Money Plant has round leaves resembling coins on a climbing vine. These plants add positive energy to your interior, not just beauty and oxygen. Moreover, these plants are known to bring good luck and prosperity to homes.

5. Philodendron (Philodendron spp.)

Philodendrons come in diverse varieties, featuring heart-shaped or lobed leaves. Like many plants on this list, Philodendron is low maintenance. It requires moderate watering, meaning you won’t strain to keep it hydrated. What’s more, the Philodendron is available in multiple varieties with varying aesthetic characteristics.

6. Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Miller)

Aloe Vera is a succulent with fleshy, spiky leaves. It is well-known for its potent medicinal properties, helping treat many conditions. Aloe Vera’s succulent leaves store water for future use, eliminating frequent watering. In addition, aloe vera has excellent resistance to pests and diseases, further making it low maintenance.

Additional Tips for Bedroom Oxygen Boost

A single nighttime oxygen-producing plant might not provide enough oxygen to your bedroom. For this reason, you should place multiple plants for a more significant impact. In addition to adding more plants to your bedroom, you can boost your bedroom’s oxygen levels in the following ways:

  • Combine CAM plants with regular daytime oxygen producers for a 24/7 boost
  • Ensure proper ventilation for optimal air circulation
  • Maintain healthy plants for the best oxygen production
  • Install air purifiers
  • Avoid smoking in the bedroom

Order Your Nighttime Oxygen Producing Plants at Nick’s Garden

Adding a nighttime oxygen-producing plant into your bedroom is an excellent way to boost oxygen levels. The plants produce oxygen, improving sleep quality, respiratory health wellness, and alertness. 

Nick’s Garden Center has all oxygen-producing varieties so that you can get your most ideal.

Contact us and share your favorite nighttime oxygen plant to help expand our list.