There is no doubt about the fact that plants help humans in innumerable ways. They are the main source of the very essence of our life oxygen. We all know that the plants absorb CO2 and release oxygen during their food-making process during the day.
But do you know there are plants that release oxygen even at night? And the best part is that these plants can be kept indoor to gain the full benefits of these plants.
Here are 5 indoor plants that release oxygen at night.
This plant is widely known as the Money Plant. It can be placed in a sunny area but not under direct sunlight. Occasional watering is recommended.
Benefit: It helps in removing chemical and other pollutant elements from the air.
Caution: It should be kept away from children and pets.
Popularly known as Mother-in-law’s tongue it is one of the most decorative indoor plants. It can be kept in a place with enough sunlight but not under direct sunlight. We can even keep this our bedroom.
Benefit: Enclosed area might get filled with pollutants like formaldehyde, xylene, trichloroethylene, benzene, and toluene Snake plant helps in removing these toxic elements from the air. This feature of this plant has been approved by NASA.
Caution: It should be kept away from children and pets as the parts of this plant are slightly toxic. Over-watering should be avoided as it might lead to root rotting.
Holy Basil/ Tulsi
Holy Basil known as Tulsi is considered to be one of the most sacred plants in the Hindu religion. It requires a good amount of direct sunlight and is generally kept near the window for that reason. Regular or occasional watering is recommended.
Benefit: The “Queen of Herbs” absorbs some toxic gases from the air and purifies our surroundings. The aroma of the plant is said to have a positive effect on anxiety and nerve-related disorders.
Caution: It should be kept away from small children and pets.
These attractive tropical plants give a rich look to our living room. Dry soil in winter and moist soil in summer and spring are the keys to the survival of this plant. This plant also needs a good amount of fertilizers and indirect sunlight.
Benefit: It helps in keeping the air humid by absorbing all poisonous gases from the air.
Caution: It should be kept away from small children and pets due to their toxic elements.
Aloe vera is mainly popular for its skin and hair care properties. This plant requires a lot of sunlight and so should be kept near a window. Regular or occasional watering is recommended in summer and autumn. In winter watering can be done once a week.
Benefit: It purifies the air by absorbing the harmful formaldehyde and benzene.
Caution: It should be kept out of the reach of small children and pets.
These indoor plants not only give a rich look to or interior but also support our life system. They help in keeping the air fresh inside our home and revitalize us naturally.