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Creating a Tropical Oasis in Your Bedroom

One of the first things that visitors or newcomers to Florida notice is the diversity of our plants and trees.  Our gardens look distinctly different than any place else in the country, with lush tropical varietals, exotic flowers, and towering plans dominating our landscapes.  It’s no wonder that many homeowners seek to recreate this aesthetic inside their homes. Because of their emotional and physical health benefits, plants are a perfect addition to any bedroom – especially given their ability to soothe and calm us. If you are seeking to create a tropical oasis in your home or bedroom, here are some of the best plants to use.

This curated selection of tropical plants cannot only help to clean and purify the air, but they will also enhance the tropical vibe of your space and inspire relaxation.

  1. Birds of Paradise: The bird of paradise is an eye-catching tropical plant with vibrant blue and orange coloring. The plants are impressive, growing up to six feet and adding a jungle feel to the space. The bird-of-paradise is low-maintenance, thriving in primarily direct sun. Keep their soil moist and the environment humid, and your plant should infuse tropical beauty for years.
  2. Elephant’s Ear: Characterized by huge, heart-shaped leaves, these plants prefer rich and moist potting soil and a warm and humid climate. The elephant’s ear has lush green leaves that enjoy bright light but not direct sunlight – so you may wish to keep the plant away from a southern window. As an added bonus, these plants can also do well on an adjacent balcony as long as they only receive a few hours of direct sunlight per day.
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  3. Fiddle Leaf Fig: If you’ve only got room for a few plants in your bedroom, consider making one of them a fiddle leaf fig. Growing up to an impressive six feet tall, these lush plants provide visual geometric interest to the room. They do well in humidity but do require a little extra maintenance to remain healthy – so are best for those who enjoy caring for plants.
  4. Orchids: Exotic looking orchids are one of the best tropical indoor plants that offer luxurious, colorful blooms. Orchids come in many varieties, with one of the best houseplants being the Phalaenopsis orchid, which can flower for months at a time – but last for decades with proper care. Orchids require a warm humid environment, with water required only once per week.
  5. Hoya Carnosa: While not as well-known as some of our other choices, the hoya carnosa is a wonderful indoor plant. The waxy, star-shaped cream flowers of the hoya carnosa grow in clusters amidst dark green leaves and twining stems. This trailing houseplant looks incredible cascading down from shelves or hanging planters. Hoya plants do best in bright, indirect light and humidity.
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  6. Bromeliads: One of the easiest indoor tropical plants to cultivate is the bromeliad. Both exotic and resilient, the bromeliad thrives in a wide range of conditions, making it perfect for a guest room or bedroom. These beautiful plants are available in a range of colors, patterns, and sizes to fit your bedroom design.

Elevated Bedroom Design

If you are looking for ways to turn your bedroom into a stylish tropical oasis, plants are an organic and beautiful interior design element. Another way to elevate your room is to add sophisticated, functional furniture.

Murphy beds allow homeowners to have comfortable accommodations for sleeping while optimizing their space. A lush, natural reading nook or elegant office can transform into a guest room for your visitors with one simple furniture purchase. If you are ready to learn more, call today for a tour of the Monarch Murphy Bed showroom in North Sarasota.