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Banish the heat: These indoor plants cool down your home

2022-06-23T08:30:04.578Z

Banish the heat: These indoor plants cool down your home Created: 06/23/2022, 10:25 am By: Franziska Kaindl The summer heat is currently plaguing many Germans not only at work, but also at home in their own four walls. Can indoor plants help here? Anyone who has to sleep in a poorly insulated attic apartment or lives on the south side of a building in summer is usually hit particularly hard: t



Banish the heat: These indoor plants cool down your home

Created: 06/23/2022, 10:25 am

By: Franziska Kaindl

The summer heat is currently plaguing many Germans not only at work, but also at home in their own four walls.

Can indoor plants help here?

Anyone who has to sleep in a poorly insulated attic apartment or lives on the south side of a building in summer is usually hit particularly hard: the heat penetrates through every crack and makes the stay unbearable.

Fans, air conditioning or other aids often help to cool down.

But can the indoor climate also be improved in a natural way?

Many houseplants are able to improve the indoor climate even when it is very hot.

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This is why indoor plants cool down rooms

This is where indoor plants come into play: they not only bring some greenery into the premises, but also humidify the air and provide more oxygen.

This is because they

partly convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen

via the chlorophyll on their leaves in combination with sunlight , as the NDR reports.

In short: photosynthesis.

On top of that, indoor plants release up to

90 percent of the irrigation water back into their environment

, so that the air is humidified.

This keeps things cool, especially in summer temperatures - but humidifying the air with plants also helps against dry nasal mucous membranes in winter.

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Which indoor plants are best for humidifying the air?

Plant species with large leaves also tend to metabolize more oxygen: these include

linden, nest fern, ficus, garnet or aralia

.

Cyprus grass is also known to release many liters of irrigation water into the surrounding air.

A

large number of leaves

also helps the plants to convert as much CO2 as possible into oxygen - this is the case with the Ficus Benjaminus, for example.

Other plant species that we recommend are

scalloped hemp and house palm

: the former likes to be in the sun, so you can easily place it on the window sill.

It also keeps some of the sun's rays from entering the room.

With the indoor palm, on the other hand, you should make sure that the leaves are as large as possible so that the effect is appropriate.

As a rule, indoor plants can increase the

humidity in rooms by up to five percent

, as reported by the NDR.

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Houseplants have even more advantages: in the bedroom

, wild hemp, orchids, bromeliads and real aloes absorb carbon dioxide even at night

, so that the air in the room remains pleasant.

Some plants such as ivy, philodendron and dragon tree

even filter toxins

such as formaldehyde, benzene or trichlorethylene from the air.

They are mostly dissolved pollutants from furniture, paintwork or cleaning agents.

So if you are faced with the problem that all the fans in electronics stores are sold out in summer, try your luck with indoor plants.

Not only are they comparatively

inexpensive and easy

to care for, they are also more durable and, on top of that, noiseless.

Here you can read more tricks

that you can use to banish the sweltering heat from your home.

Vote!

Source: merkur

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