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These Indoor Plants Can Keep Your Home Cool

Prettify your space and keep it comfy amidst the unbearable heat

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From purifying the air at home to helping us sleep better at night—is there anything plants can’t do? These green wonders don’t just liven up dull corners or make areas even more relaxing, a few pots can also help you achieve a welcoming and safer home. As temperatures rise and days become hotter, you’ll be glad to know that some indoor plants can help keep your house cool as well.

As mentioned in an article by Popsugar, indoor plants have the ability to absorb heat and produce oxygen that in turn can help lower the ambient air temperature in your space. Not only that, the plants also release moisture into the air during the process of transpiration or when moisture evaporates from the leaves.

If you’re redecorating anytime soon, here are the plants you can showcase in common areas and in your bedroom, too:

Aloe Vera

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We’re no strangers to the multiple benefits of having aloe vera at home. Aside from being used to treat burns and insect bites, it’s also known to remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Notice its leaves? This succulent stores water content in its leaves and when it transpires, it releases cool moisture into the air. The aloe vera is also known to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen at night.

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Areca Palm


Known as a natural humidifier, the areca palm can liven up a dull living area and purify the air you breathe. It can get rid of benzene and trichloroethylene in the air while transpiring evaporated moisture that can help cool your space.

Weeping Fig | Ficus Tree

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An indoor tree that thrives in containers, the Weeping Fig can grow up to two to three meters high when well-taken care of. Since it has abundant leaves, it’s known for a high rate of transpiration which results in a cool and moist air.

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Peace Lily


In an article published by Houzz, it was mentioned that experts from NASA and other top-notch universities noted that this beautiful plant can reduce the amount of toxins in the air. Given its healthy leaves, homeowners can count on higher amounts of oxygen and moisture produced.

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Spider Plant


A houseplant that’s easy to grow and maintain, the Spider Plant doesn’t just purify the air you breathe and rid it of harmful toxins, it can help keep the air cool as well. Keep it in a semi-shade spot and make sure that it gets regular watering during warmer days.

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Sources: Houzz | Simplemost

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