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

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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.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

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You might have seen the Mile Marker boards that parents create for their children – they highlight things like the height, weight, likes, and dislikes of their child at various stages of life. We at Nick’s Garden Center think Plant Parents should have something like this for their Plant Babies as well! Our Plant Parent Chalkboard Photos and blogs will provide you with an overview of what each plant needs in order to “grow up” happy and healthy!

One of the most sought after houseplants today, Fiddle Leaf Fig can be a challenge when it comes to getting it settled, but is certainly worth the effort. Because care of the Fiddle Leaf Fig is relatively easy once it’s settled, we’re going to put this one at an intermediate level. The Fiddle Leaf Fig can grow to be about 6 feet tall in indoor settings, and up to 40 feet tall in its natural habitat. Part of the Moraceae family, Fiddle Leaf Fig is known to the scientific community as “Ficus Lyrata,” and as a result, often goes by just its first name – Ficus. But the reason this native of the rainforests of western and central Africa got its common name can be attributed to its leaves. The leaves of this tree are shaped like – you guessed it – a fiddle!

Fiddle Leaf Fig likes a soil that will drain well, and a pot that does the same. As with other houseplants, if your pot does not have drainage built in, add some rocks into the bottom of the pot before the soil in order to help keep the roots of the plant out of water. Take extra care to water only when necessary if your pot has no drainage. If you’re using a pot that has good drainage, you can usually check to see if the soil is dry to the touch one to two inches below the surface to determine whether or not you need to water. With pots that do not have drainage, a Moisture Meter is recommended to make sure that the bottom of the pot is not still saturated. When watering house plants with good drainage, slowly pour water into the soil until it starts to run out the bottom of the pot. Make sure to drain excess water left in the tray (a little is fine and will evaporate).

Fiddle Leaf Fig likes bright (indirect) sunlight, and should be rotated regularly to keep growth uniform. It can even benefit from brief periods of direct sunlight. Brown spots on the leaves will appear if the sun the plant is receiving is too bright or too direct – just watch your plant for warning signs. Keep Fiddle Leaf Fig in temperatures similar to your own comfort, but don’t let the temperature go below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Fiddle Leaf Fig will also benefit from some humidity (use a humidifier to keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig extra happy if you live in a dry climate like Colorado).

Don’t fret too much if you have given Fiddle Leaf Fig its recommended environment but it still sheds some of its leaves upon arriving at its new home. They can get stressed out with environment changes and will shed leaves if they do stress. Keep Fiddle Leaf Fig’s leaves clean by gently wiping them down every now and then. This helps keep some pests at bay, and the leaves will soak up sun more easily if they are clear of dust. Like many houseplants, Fiddle Leaf Fig is said to be an air cleaning plant, but this one is not pet safe. If you have chewers, keep them away from the plant, or the plant away from them, to keep everyone safe.

Happy Plant Parenting!