A house with high humidity is the perfect environment for mold and mildew and for unpleasant smells. Humidity also favors the appearance of unwanted pests, which can be very harmful for the furniture and appliances, and also for human health. Even if there are modern and effective technical ways to keep humidity under control, you can also use Mother Nature’s help to get rid of this problem.
Here are some plants that absorb the humidity in the room.
Tillandsia, also known as the air plant, is one of the best options. What is particular about this plant is that it doesn’t need soil to grow. It has the ability to find all its nutrients, including water, in the atmosphere, making it the best humidity absorber. It grows very well in globes or well-ventilated glass containers – these containers give your plant access to vital resources.
The peace lily is another plant that absorbs water vapors from the atmosphere through its leaves. It is a beautiful flower that bear dark areas and, more importantly, it will also purify the air from the room. The flower needs plenty of water needed for filtering the toxins in the air. It also gives a fresh scent.
English linden is a leafy plant, less friendly, which absorbs toxins in the atmosphere, such as formaldehyde. Easy to maintain, it grows in tight spaces and doesn’t require much natural light. For best effect, place it in a suspended pot as high as you can.
Specialists say the Boston fern is the best natural weapon in the fight against mold, purifying the air of toxins. This plant has an important decorative role, bringing an exotic air to indoor areas.
The bamboo palm tree, an ideal choice for a potted plant, comes with the same unobtrusive decorative role. Because it’s originally from tropical areas, this plant is an expert in humidity absorption. Keep under control its growing process by placing it in a low-light space, otherwise it might grow too big for a small indoor area.
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