High humidity in the apartment?
Eight plants they take up
Created: 12/15/2022, 10:00 am
By: Ines Alms
Too much humidity in the home can lead to the formation of mold.
It's a good thing that some houseplants like to suck them up.
Anyone who dries their laundry in the apartment, cooks a lot and saves on heating increases the moisture content in the apartment considerably at this point.
Ventilation in wet weather or old building designs often create a damp atmosphere.
That's not healthy.
Indoor plants such as the birch fig or the lucky feather feel all the more comfortable and improve the air quality.
Eight indoor plants that reduce excessive humidity
Succulents like echeveria and aloe vera are said to reduce humidity.
Ideally, indoor humidity should be between 40 and 60 percent.
If it is below that, the mucous membranes can dry out and thus promote colds.
If the air is too humid, symptoms such as tiredness, allergies or respiratory diseases can occur.
If there is a musty smell, this can be an indication of mold.
Flower lovers often increase the air humidity even more if they keep plants that themselves need a lot of watering and therefore also release a lot of it, around 90 percent, back into the environment, explains the
These include, for example, the papyrus or the calla.
The number of plants also plays a role, the more there are in a room, the wetter it becomes.
The following plants, on the other hand, reduce the humidity and form oxygen, thus ensuring a great climate in your own four walls:
Palm trees like the yucca palm
Moss (Syntrichia caninervis)
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If you feel very comfortable with a higher humidity, you can also buy specimens when buying plants that are also ideal in the bathroom, for example.